Top 15 pivotal events in Alabama history, so says the state's chief historian | al.com
Top 15 pivotal events in Alabama history, so says the state's chief historian | al.com: MONTGOMERY -- The days when men first walked on the moon and people first set foot in what is now Alabama are two of the 15 key dates in Alabama history listed recently by state archives Director Ed Bridges.
World War II, the Civil War and the civil rights movement also are represented by dates Bridges provided after he was asked to propose a top-10 list for Alabama history. He didn't stop at 10.
''Obviously, there are a lot of things I wanted to include here, and I couldn't get it down to 10, but somehow this 15 seemed to give a reasonably balanced overview," he said.
Bridges, 66, has been director of the state Department of Archives and History since May 1982. He plans to retire after Sept. 30.