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Did You Know These About Montgomery?

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Secrets is what that intrigue the most, then we have something really surprising to astonish you. We have come up with some untold or unknown facts about the pulsing city, i.e., Montgomery. There are cluster of reasons and secrets behind the beauty and charm of this resplendent city that can make your hair stand on ends. If you don't find a few as intriguing as you are expecting, even then they are worthy to accentuate your knowledge and facts about the city. And, the facts you like the most will surely deepen your love for the city. Read them, know them and flaunt them amongst your peers and friends. Let us bombard you with those interesting and important facts about Montgomery.

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  • The city was incorporated on Dec. 3, 1819.
  • In 1846, the city became the capital of he state of Alabama.
  • Montgomery got its name after the great fighter Richard Montgomery. He fought in the American Revolution.
  • You will be surprised to know that Montgomery is the city where first open heart surgery was performed. The credit goes to Dr. Luther Leonidas Hill who operated on his patient in 1902, and you would be happy to know that his patient survived.
  • In 1910, the first American flight school was established in Montgomery by Orville and Wilbur Wright.
  • The renowned Alabama Shakespeare Festival is housed at the Carolyn Blount Theater nestled in Montgomery. This festival is famed as one of the largest festivals celebrated around the globe.
  • Here, 'rose' is revered as the city flower, 'magnolia' as the city tree, and 'cardinal' as the city bird.
  • After Birmingham, Montgomery is the second-largest city in the state.
  • The city was selected as the first capital of the Confederate States of America in February 1861.
  • The noted universities, namely, Alabama State University and Auburn University are based in Montgomery.
  • USA Today once voted the city as the "Best Historic City".
  • In 2014, National Civic League honored the city by voted it as "All-America City".
  • In 2014, ziprecruiter.com declared the city the "Top City For Job Growth".
  • Montgomery was once named the "happiest city in the state".
  • It became one of the first cities implementing Smart Code Zoning.
  • Montgomery became the county seat in 1822.
  • By installing city-wide electric street cars, Montgomery became the first city in the state to do so. The installation was done along a system named "Lightning Route".
  • The oldest law library in Alabama, namely, the Supreme Court and State Law Library is based in Montgomery. It was found in 1828.
  • In 1886, Montgomery became the first city in the world where "Electric Trolley System" was introduced.
  • The renowned singer & entertainer, Nathaniel Adams Cole, who was also fondly called Nat King, was born in Montgomery in 1919.
  • The city was famed as the primary site for the event of Civil Rights Movement.
  • The renowned "March for Justice," which was led by Dr. Martin Luther King ended in Montgomery.
  • The current site of Hyundai Motor Co., which is famed as first assembly plant nestled in the United States, is in Montgomery.
  • The city is home to famous baseball team- 'Montgomery Biscuits".
  • The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is famed as the oldest fine arts museum nestled in Alabama. It was established in 1930.
  • 'The Telegram' that commences Civil War was sent from Montgomery.
  • The city seal of Montgomery has six pointed stars.
  • The city is known to be Alabama's 5th political capital.
  • Montgomery possesses 35 different zip codes.
  • The city is also fondly called "The Gump," "Cradle of the Confederacy," and "Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement".
  • The government type of the city is in mayor form.
  • The Montgomery Bus Boycott triggered by Rosa Park took place in Montgomery in 1955.
  • In 1816, Montgomery County was named after Lemuel Purnell Montgomery, a US military officer, who fought fearlessly in the Creek War.
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