On December 14, Alabama State Day is held in the USA. The state capital is Montgomery, and the largest city is Birmingham.
Alabama became a state on December 14, 1819. These December events of the second decade of the month have a traditional annual character.
It was Alabama that made Christmas a holiday. Back in 1836, Alabama became the first state to recognize Christmas as an official holiday! The civil rights movement also began in Alabama. Alabama workers built the first rocket to take people to the moon. The world’s first electric trolleybus system was introduced in Montgomery in 1886. Montgomery is the capital and birthplace of the Confederate States of America. The Confederate flag was designed and first raised in Alabama in 1861.
Alabama has several nicknames. Have you heard of the “Yellowhammer State”? Well, this is Alabama! This nickname came from the state bird of the state. The Northern flicker is a woodpecker with yellow plumage under the tail feathers, hence the name — yellow hammer. Yellowhammer was also the name given to the soldiers of Huntsville, Alabama, as their uniforms were decorated with yellow cloth.