The capital of Alabama, in the southeast-central part of the state south-southeast of Birmingham. Designated the state capital in 1847, the city boomed as a cotton market and port on the Alabama River. From February to May 1861 it served as the first capital of the Confederate States of America. Population: 202,000.
, Sir Bernard Law. First Viscount Montgomery of Alamein. 1887-1976.
British army officer who during World War II commanded the British victories over German forces in North Africa (1942) and the Allied advance through Normandy (1944).
, Lucy Maud 1874-1942.
Canadian writer best known for her novel Anne of Green Gables (1908) and its many sequels.
, John Leslie Known as “Wes.” 1923-1968.
American jazz guitarist noted for his unique, quiet style and for the rich, mellow tones he produced by playing guitar without a pick.