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  2. Alabama - Wikipedia

    US-AL: Traditional abbreviation: Ala. ... Anniston–Oxford–Jacksonville: 115,972 116,441 12 ... meaning the state government holds a monopoly on the sale of ...

  3. Mobile, Alabama - Wikipedia,_Alabama

    The city gained its name from the Mobile tribe that the French colonists encountered living in the area of Mobile Bay. Although it is debated by Alabama historians, they may have been descendants of the Native American tribe whose small fortress town, Mabila, was used to conceal several thousand native warriors before an attack in 1540 on the expedition of Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto.

  4. WATL - Wikipedia

    WATL did affiliate with The WB in January 1995; since the sale to Qwest Broadcasting would not be finalized until December 14, 1995, the station ended up under the unusual distinction of being affiliated with one network while owned by another, as for nearly a year WATL operated as a WB affiliate (under the branding "WB 36") owned by Fox.

  5. East St. Louis riots - Wikipedia

    The East St. Louis Riots were a series of outbreaks of labor and race-related violence by White Americans who murdered between 39 and 150 African Americans in late May and early July 1917.

  6. Chicago Freedom Movement - Wikipedia

    The Chicago Freedom Movement, also known as the Chicago open housing movement, was led by Martin Luther King Jr., James Bevel and Al Raby.It was supported by the Chicago-based Coordinating Council of Community Organizations (CCCO) and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).

  7. List of vaping bans in the United States - Wikipedia

    Washtenaw County, banned in all enclosed workplaces, exempting bars and restaurants and is not illegal to use a "vaporizer" inside of domestic homes, houses, etc. Canton, use of electronic cigarettes by minors is a misdemeanor; Eaton Rapids, use of electronic cigarettes by minors is a civil infraction.

  8. 2014 in American television - Wikipedia

    The following is a list of events affecting American television in 2014. Events listed include television show debuts, finales, and cancellations; channel launches, closures, and rebrandings; stations changing or adding their network affiliations; and information about changes of ownership of channels or stations, controversies and carriage disputes

  9. Lynching of Laura and L. D. Nelson - Wikipedia

    Laura and L. D. Nelson were an African-American mother and son who were lynched on May 25, 1911, near Okemah, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma. They had been seized from their cells in the Okemah county jail the night before by a group of up to 40 white men, reportedly including Charley Guthrie, father of the folk singer Woody Guthrie.