Montgomery, AL in History

Alabama: Birmingham - Mobile, AL

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1861-02-04 Confederate constitutional convention meets for 1st time; Jefferson Davis elected President of Confederacy (US Civil War)

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
  • 1861-02-08 Confederate States of America organizes in Montgomery, Alabama (US Civil War)
  • 1861-02-18 Confederate President Jefferson Davis inaugurated at Montgomery, Alabama (US Civil War)
  • 1953-04-23 WCOV TV channel 20 in Montgomery, AL (IND/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954-12-25 WSFA TV channel 12 in Montgomery, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1955-12-01 Rosa Parks is arrested for refusing to move to the back of a bus and give her seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama

Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Activist
Rosa Parks
  • 1955-12-05 Historic bus boycott begins in Montgomery Alabama by Rosa Parks
  • 1956-12-20 Montgomery, Ala, removed race-based seat assignments on its buses
  • 1961-05-20 White mob attacks "Freedom Riders" in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1962-12-18 WAIQ TV channel 26 in Montgomery, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964-03-12 WKAB TV channel 32 in Montgomery, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1965-03-21 Martin Luther King Jr. begins march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1919-03-17 Nat "King" Cole, singer (Unforgettable, Mona Lisa), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1965)

Musician Nat King Cole
Musician
Nat King Cole
  • 1935-06-25 Eddie Floyd, singer/composer (California Girl, Falcons), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1942-10-12 Melvin Franklin, Montgomery Alabama, musician (The Temptations)
  • 1942-11-27 Henry Carr, American athlete (200m/4x400m Olympic golds 1964), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1943-05-08 Toni Tennille, American singer-songwriter, keyboardist (Captain & Tennille) and female Beach Boy, born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1952-08-17 Kathryn C Thornton, PhD/astronaut (STS 33, 49, 61, 73), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1958-01-30 Brett Butler, comedienne (Grace-Grace Under Fire), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1959-07-04 Bill McCorvey, singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1961-10-31 Alonzo Babers, 400m/4X400m relay (Olympic-gold-1984), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1962-07-18 Jensen Buchanan, American actress (Vicky/Marley-Another World), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1963-12-10 Michael Lofton, fencer-sabre (Olympics-96), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1966-10-19 Dave Veres, pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Montgomery, Alabama

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1932-12-18 Civil rights activist Rosa Parks (19) weds Raymond Parks (29) in Montgomery, Alabama

Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Activist
Rosa Parks