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Campaigns/Elections 05/23/1860 Alabama Constitutional Union Convention in Selma applauds nominations of Bell and Everett
Crime/Disasters 06/14/1860 Alabama lighter capsizes in Mobile Bay during a squall and two men drown
Lawmaking/Litigating 01/11/1861 Alabama secedes from the Union
Battles/Soldiers 01/04/1861 Alabama state troops seize the massive arsenal at Mount Vernon in Mobile County
Campaigns/Elections 12/27/1860 Alabama's commissioner to Kentucky warns Governor Magoffin of race war under Republican rule
Lawmaking/Litigating 01/01/1861 Alabama's secession commissioner warns Delaware of slave insurrection under Republican rule
Lawmaking/Litigating 01/07/1861 Alabama's secession convention assembles in Montgomery
Foreign 05/01/1852 Alberdi publishes a proposal for a new Argentine constitution based heavily on the Constitution of the United States
Legal/Political 02/11/1860 Albert Hazlett convicted of murder in Charlestown, Virginia
Crime/Disasters 07/09/1860 Albert Hicks, facing execution as the United States' last pirate, confesses to a spectacular life of crime
Crime/Disasters 05/14/186005/18/1860 Albert Hicks, the United States' last pirate, goes on trial for his life in New York city
Crime/Disasters 07/13/1860 Albert Hicks, the United States' last pirate, is hanged on Bedloe's Island in New York Bay
Battles/Soldiers 11/22/1861 Albert Pike is commissioned as a Confederate brigadier general and given command of the Indian Territory
Personal 04/06/1862 Albert Sidney Johnston becomes the war's highest ranking casualty when he bleeds to death at Shiloh
Cultural 11/16/1859 Aleksandr Ostrovsky's play "Groza," or "The Storm," premieres in Moscow.
Foreign 09/07/1856 Alexander II is crowned as Emperor of the Russian Empire
Foreign 05/06/1859 Alexander von Humboldt dies in Berlin
Foreign 12/23/1858 Alexander, ruler of Serbia, is forced to abdicate
Education/Culture 04/16/1859 Alexis de Tocqueville dies at Cannes in France
Personal 08/05/1858 Alexis Soyer, the most famous chef in Europe, dies in London