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Alabama State Flag
1. Alabama (not Louisiana) introduced the Mardi Gras to the western world.
2. The Bessemer Hall of History has Hitler's typewriter on display.
3. The first open heart surgery in the western hemisphere was performed in 1902 by Dr. Luther Leonidas Hill.
4. Baseball legend Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron was born in Mobile in 1934.
5. Montgomery is both the birthplace and capital of the Confederate States of America.