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Baseball player Henry Louis (Hank) Aaron was born in Mobile in 1934.

At the Battle of Mobile Bay Admiral David Farragut issued his famous command, "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead." The event occurred on August 5, 1864.

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  • 1702 - Mobile, Alabama founded
    Mobile began as the first capital of colonial French Louisiana in 1702.
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  • 1811 - Washington Academy founded in Mobile


  • 1813 - U. S. captured Mobile from Spanish

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  • News 1839 - September 9 – In the Great Fire of Mobile, Alabama hundreds of buildings are burned.

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    September 9, 1839

  • 1854 - Mobile
    Mobile, a city and port of entry of Alabama, and capital of Mobile county, is situated on the W. bank of Mobile river, immediately above its entrance ...Read MORE...


  • 1861 - January 4 - US Ft Morgan, Mobile, seized by Alabama

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  • 1863 - September 5 - Bread revolt in Mobile Alabama

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  • 1865 - Great Magazine Explosion
    On May 25, 1865, in Mobile, Alabama, in the Southern United States, an ordnance depot or "magazine" exploded, killing some 300 persons. This event occ...Read MORE...


  • Mobile, Alabama, USA
    Church of St. Mary
    1453 Old Shell Rd., Mobile, ALABAMA 36604
    Established 1867
    Source: Google maps
    Photograph
  • News 1868 - February 24 - 1st US parade with floats (Mardi Gras-Mobile Alabama)

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    February 24, 1868

  • News 1885 - FATAL BOILER EXPLOSION.
    Mobile, Ala., June 24. - There was a terrific explosion of the boiler of Mountain & Son's grist mill, on St. Louis, near Water street, this afternoon,...Read MORE...


  • February 13, 1889 - It was the coldest morning of record along the Gulf Coast. The temperature plunged to -1 degree at Mobile AL.

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  • Mobile, Alabama, USA
    Mobile, Ala. Live Oak Tree (Spreading over 100 feet.)
    Postcard
  • 1895 - Mobile
    Mobile, a city, port of entry, and capital of Mobile co, Ala., is situated on the W. bank of the Mobile River, at its en trance into the bay of the sa...Read MORE...


  • Mobile, Alabama, USA
    Turner Terminals, Mobile, Ala.
    Postcard
  • 1906
    Mobile, a city, port of entry, and capital of Mobile co., Ala., is situated on the W. bank of the Mobile River, at its entrance into the bay of the sa...Read MORE...


  • Mobile, Alabama, USA
    New Lyric Theater
    Postcard
  • 1916 - July 5 - A hurricane produced 82 mph winds, an 11.6 foot tide, and a barometric pressure of 28.92 inches at Mobile, AL.

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  • News 1919 - MOBILE POWER PLANT BADLY WRECKED. BOILER EXPLOSION KILLS ONE, HURTS 13, DOES $500,000 DAMAGE.
    (By United Press.)
    Mobile, Ala., Feb. 22. - Workmen were busy early today clearing away the debris from the explosion in Mobile's power house last ni...Read MORE...


  • Mobile, Alabama, USA
    (Fort Whiting) Brookley Field Recreational Center, Mobile, Alabama

    "The exterior of Fort Whiting Armory, located at Brookley Field in Mobile, Alabama. Construction of the armory was paid for by the federal government during the Great Depression.... Read MORE...

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  • 1934 - Baseball player Henry Louis (Hank) Aaron was born in Mobile.


  • 1943 - May 25 - Riot at Mobile Ala shipyard over upgrading 12 black workers

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Church of St. Mary
1453 Old Shell Rd., Mobile, ALABAMA 36604
Established 1867
Source: Google maps
Photograph

Mobile, Alabama, USA
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Mobile, Ala. Live Oak Tree (Spreading over 100 feet.)
Postcard

Mobile, Alabama, USA
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Turner Terminals, Mobile, Ala.
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Mobile, Alabama, USA
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New Lyric Theater
Postcard

Mobile, Alabama, USA
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(Fort Whiting) Brookley Field Recreational Center, Mobile, Alabama

"The exterior of Fort Whiting Armory, located at Brookley Field in Mobile, Alabama. Construction of the armory was paid for by the federal government during the Great Depression.... Read MORE...

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  • 1702 - Mobile, Alabama founded
    Mobile began as the first capital of colonial French Louisiana in 1702.
    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1811 - Washington Academy founded in Mobile
  • 1813 - U. S. captured Mobile from Spanish

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ altimeln.htm
  • News  1839 - September 9 – In the Great Fire of Mobile, Alabama hundreds of buildings are burned.

    www.wikipedia.org
    September 9, 1839
  • 1854 - Mobile
    Mobile, a city and port of entry of Alabama, and capital of Mobile county, is situated on the W. bank of Mobile river, immediately above its entrance ... Read MORE...

  • 1861 - January 4 - US Ft Morgan, Mobile, seized by Alabama

    historyorb.com
  • 1863 - September 5 - Bread revolt in Mobile Alabama

    historyorb.com
  • 1865 - Great Magazine Explosion
    On May 25, 1865, in Mobile, Alabama, in the Southern United States, an ordnance depot or "magazine" exploded, killing some 300 persons. This event... Read MORE...

  • News  1868 - February 24 - 1st US parade with floats (Mardi Gras-Mobile Alabama)

    historyorb.com
    February 24, 1868
  • News  1885 - FATAL BOILER EXPLOSION.
    Mobile, Ala., June 24. - There was a terrific explosion of the boiler of Mountain & Son's grist mill, on St. Louis, near Water street, this... Read MORE...

  • February 13, 1889 - It was the coldest morning of record along the Gulf Coast. The temperature plunged to -1 degree at Mobile AL.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1895 - Mobile
    Mobile, a city, port of entry, and capital of Mobile co, Ala., is situated on the W. bank of the Mobile River, at its en trance into the bay of the... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Mobile, a city, port of entry, and capital of Mobile co., Ala., is situated on the W. bank of the Mobile River, at its entrance into the bay of the... Read MORE...

  • Grand days of Mobile, Alabama


    Grand days of Mobile, Alabama (www.youtube.com)
  • 1916 - July 5 - A hurricane produced 82 mph winds, an 11.6 foot tide, and a barometric pressure of 28.92 inches at Mobile, AL.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • News  1919 - MOBILE POWER PLANT BADLY WRECKED. BOILER EXPLOSION KILLS ONE, HURTS 13, DOES $500,000 DAMAGE.
    (By United Press.)
    Mobile, Ala., Feb. 22. - Workmen were busy early today clearing away the debris from the explosion in Mobile's power house last... Read MORE...

  • 1934 - Baseball player Henry Louis (Hank) Aaron was born in Mobile.
  • 1943 - May 25 - Riot at Mobile Ala shipyard over upgrading 12 black workers

    historyorb.com

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