Today in history across the South

  • Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 12:01 a.m.

1941


Alabama native Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn in 13 rounds to win the heavyweight boxing title.

1983


Sally Ride becomes the first U.S. woman in space when the Shuttle Challenger launches from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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