The first general election and enters Union as 22nd state.
1819 September 20
Alabama's first railroad opens
The railway was the first phase of a planned railroad to Decatur, forty-three miles to the east. That railroad was needed in order for river traffic to avoid the dangerous and often un-navigable Muscle Shoals of the Tennessee River.
Second Creek War
State elections return conservative Democrat "Bourbon Redeemers" to political power.
The Alabama Girls' Industrial School opens its doors
1896 October 12
State sales tax instituted to help fund education
Autherine Lucy unsuccessfully attempts to desegregate the University of Alabama.
University of Alabama at Huntsville established and university of Alabama at Birmingham established,