11 December 2017

The Mighty Boll Weevil

11 December 1919 

On this date in 1919...

The citizens of Enterprise, Alabama, erected a monument to the boll weevil, thanking the insect  for forcing economic diversification in the cotton belt.

Other Years:

  • 1775 - Virginia and North Carolina Patriots routed Loyalist troops and burned Norfolk, Virginia. 
  • 1833 - Captain Page and almost 700 Choctaw reached their destination at Fort Towson, in eastern Indian Territory
  • 1862 - Confederate General Wade Hampton's cavalry raided the federal supply depot at Dumfries, Virginia.
  • 1872 - Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback became America's first black governor when he took office as reconstruction governor of Louisiana.
  • 1946 - County music legend Hank Williams recorded his first songs for Sterling Records.
  • 1996 - In Crystal City, VA, "The Art of the Toy" exhibit opened at the Patent and Trademark Office Museum.
  • 1998 -The House Judiciary Committee pushed through three articles of impeachment against U.S. President Bill Clinton.
  • 2001 - Georgia media mogil Ted Turner purchased 12,000 acres in Nebraska for Bison ranches.

Read: Why Know Southern History?

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