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* ...that [[Babec]] was the first gorilla to receive an artificial pacemaker?
 
* ...that [[Babec]] was the first gorilla to receive an artificial pacemaker?
 
* ...that the automatic railroad car coupler was invented by [[Andrew Beard]] in [[East Lake]]?
 
* ...that the automatic railroad car coupler was invented by [[Andrew Beard]] in [[East Lake]]?
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* ...that the city of [[Jasper]] was a major center for coke production?
 
* ...that actress [[Louise Fletcher]]'s father, [[John Fletcher]], founded hundreds of churches for the deaf across the South?
 
* ...that actress [[Louise Fletcher]]'s father, [[John Fletcher]], founded hundreds of churches for the deaf across the South?
 
* ...that [[Samuel Ullman]] served as Lay Rabbi of [[Temple Emanu-El]]?
 
* ...that [[Samuel Ullman]] served as Lay Rabbi of [[Temple Emanu-El]]?
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* ...that photographers [[A. C. Oxford]] and [[A. C. Keily]] were both freemasons?
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* ...that "[[Borat]]" was asked to leave a dinner party in [[Helena]]?
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* ...that [[Blount County]] has three [[:Category:Covered bridges|covered bridges]], more than any other county in Alabama?
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* ...that Craig T. Nelson played [[Russ Fine]] in a 1993 USA Network movie?
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* ...that [[Timothy Leary]] earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from the [[University of Alabama]]?
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* ...that [[James Spann]] became a weather anchor the same week Hurricane Frederic hit Mobile?
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* ...that [[Hugh Martin]] wrote four versions of his song "Have Yourself a Merry Little Chirstmas" ?
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* ...that [[Loulie Jean Norman]] "sang" the theme for the original ''Star Trek'' television series?
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* ...that the [[Roden Hotel]], though never finished, netted investors $150,000 when the steel frame was sold for scrap?
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* ...that [[List of Mayors of Birmingham|Mayor]] [[Bernard Kincaid]] promised that "we will attack this problem from every responsible angle to reduce the [[List of Birmingham homicides in 2006|number of homicides that occur in our city]]" in his [[2006 State of the City address]]?
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* ...that the parents of [[Condoleezza Rice]] and [[Freeman Hrabowski]] both taught at [[Ullman High School]]?
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* ...that [[Condoleezza Rice]] and [[Freeman Hrabowski]] were classmates at [[Ullman High School]]?
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* ...that short-lived magazine ''[[I Cover the War]]'' interviewed legendary pop band [[Primitons|The Primitons]] in their debut issue?
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* ...that [[Hazel the Mummy]], star attraction at the [[Bessemer Hall of History]] has since been cremated?
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* ...that [[Birmingham]] native [[David F. Friedman]] produced dozens of exploitation films, including ''Blood Feast''?
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* ...that former [[Birmingham Stallions]] owner [[Marvin L. Warner]] served 18 months in prison'?
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* ...that [[Kelly Ingram Park|West Park]] was renamed "Kelly Ingram Park" for WWI hero [[Osmond Kelly Ingram]]?
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* ...that Police Chief [[Annetta Nunn]] was valedictorian of her class at [[Jackson-Olin High School]]?
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* ...that the sensational [[Hawes murders]] made national headlines in [[1888]]?
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* ...that [[Terrell Owens]]' [[Amani Raha]] bar is named for the Swahili words for "peace" and "happiness"?
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* ...that [[Bull Connor]] was present when the nation's first 911 call was made in Haleyville, Alabama?
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* ...that downtown's [[Joy Young Restaurant]] began serving Chinese food in Birmingham in 1919?
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* ...that Arnold Schwarzenegger earned a Golden Globe for the 1976 film ''[[Stay Hungry]]'', filmed in Birmingham?
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