Alabama Is The Only State Still Celebrating The Confederacy With Jefferson Davis Day
Happy belated Jefferson Davis Day, Alabamans!
Congratulations on being the one remaining state still celebrating the president of the Confederacy, 209 years after his birth.
Despite Davis having been born in Kentucky, represented Mississippi in Congress, led the Confederacy from Virginia, and died in Louisiana — it’s Alabama that continues to honor his legacy with a day of summer barbecues and sun-bathing.
The official description of the holiday, which makes no mention of slavery, promotes it as “a yearly tradition across the South featuring picnics, parades, and celebration.”
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Aztec Temple Containing Severed Necks Of 32 Children Unearthed In Mexico
The temple was dedicated to Ehécatl, the Aztec wind god.
Sitting in the heart of Mexico City, the 118-foot-long building and 30-foot-wide ball court are thought to have been in use from about 1481 to 1519.
Excavations of the site — located just behind a colonial-era church — began in 2009. They revealed a piece of what was a huge, circular structure built during the reign of Aztec Emperor Ahuizotl, Montezuma’s predecessor.
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