This Day in History: March 18th

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Civil Rights Activist, Fred Shuttlesworth is born, and the offices of HealthSouth get raided by the FBI. Plus Michael Jordan had two simple words to announce to the NBA, “I’m back,” find out more in today’s edition of, “This Day in History”.

On this day in 1922, Civil Rights activist Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth was born in Montgomery County. Birmingham is hosting several days of celebration to commemorate the life of Shuttlesworth.

On this day in 2003, FBI agents raided HealthSouth Corporation’s headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama. The raid was tied to suspicions of massive corporate fraud led by the company’s top executives, and the founder Richard M. Scrushy.

On this day in 1970, the National Football League selected Wilson as the official football for the league.

On this day in 1995, Michael Jordan announced he would be returning to the NBA and the Chicago Bulls, after retiring 17 months earlier.

On this day 2005, in a life-support case that captivated the nation, Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube was removed at the request of her husband. She passed away a few days later.

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