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Montgomery, Alabama Historical Events



1965
The Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights March ended at the steps to the state capitol. This march was led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.



1955
Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a city bus, beginning a year-long bus boycott in Montgomery and sparking the American Civil Rights Movement.


1910
First school for powered flight formed by the Wright Brothers, Orville and Wilbur, at what is now Maxwell Air Force Base.


1887
The city's street railway is converted to electricity - the first electric system in the Western Hemisphere.


1865
April 11 - the volunteer black fire brigade saves Mntgomery from burning after thousands bales of cotton are set afire to prevent the Union from taking them.


1861
Alabama secedes from the Union and Montgomery serves as the official capital of the Confederate States of America.


1846
Montgomery is named the capital of Alabama.


1819
December 3 - Montgomery is incorporated.


1540
Hernando de Soto claims the land for Spain on the bank of the Alabama River near where Montgomery stands today.

This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Montgomery and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.

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