Birmingham, Alabama, USA - Church of Advent, Birmingham, Ala.
Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Church of Advent, Birmingham, Ala.

"1871: A small group of planters, investors, and railroad men organize the Elyton Land Company to buy 4,150 acres of raw land and to create an industrial... Read MORE...

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Birmingham, Alabama, USA - A section of the skyline
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Birmingham, Alabama, USA - Norwood Street Scene, Birmingham, Ala.
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1871 - Cathedral of St. Paul established in Birmingham

www.gcatholic.org
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1871 - Birmingham, Alabama founded

www.wikipedia.org
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News  1891 - Mangled to Death.
BIRMINGHAM, Oct. 29. - At the State Fair grounds today S. E. Gambee jumped from a dummy before it stopped. He slipped and fell between the car and the platform and was mangled to death in the presence of hundreds of people.
The Macon Telegraph
Macon, Georgia
October 31, 1891
Added: 3/5/2014 7:10:46 PM - 1  Updated: 6/15/2014 6:49:32 PM - 1

News  1900 - BIG LOSS. Fire in Alabama Does Damage to the Extent of Many Thousands.
Birmingham, Ala., Feb. 23. - An explosion of a gasoline stove in the basement of the Metropolitan hotel this afternoon was followed by a fire which burned that building and the Hewett block adjoining, causing a loss of about $160,000. The insurance amounts to about three-fourths of the loss. After...Read MORE...


News  1900 - FALLING BUILDING KILLS TWO. Eleven Others Injured, Two Mortally, in an Accident at Birmingham, Ala.
Birmingham, Ala., April 28. - By the collapse of the framework of the main building of the Dimmick Pipe and Foundry Company, in course of construction at North Birmingham, this morning, two men are dead and eleven injured, at least two of whom will die.

The dead are: JAMES McWHORTER and DAVIS...Read MORE...



News  1902 - OVER ONE HUNDRED LIVES LOST IN CHURCH DISASTER
The negro population of Birmingham, Ala., is in mourning, and a gloom has been cast over the entire state as the people begin to realize the immaualty of the appalling disaster at Shiloh Baptist church. The number of dead has reached 110 and ninety of these have been identified. A large majority of ...Read MORE...


News  1908 - EIGHT CARS GO INTO RIVER. Bridge Over Cahaba River Knocked Down But No Lives Lost.
Birmingham, May 19. - (Special.) - The steel bridge over Cahaba River, about fifteen miles east of Birmingham, was knocked down early this morning when several cars in freight train No. 36, eastbound, became derailed and ran on the cross ties. Eight cars went into the river. No lives were lost but...Read MORE...


1916
Birmingham, a city, capital of Jefferson co., Ala., on the Central R. of Georgia, the Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham and other railroads, 95 miles NNW. of Montgomery. It contains a number of prominent public buildings, the St. Vincent Hospital (completed in 1900), and several parks. Its...Read MORE...


News  1925 - 48 DEAD TAKEN FROM SHAFT OF ALABAMA MINE. FIVE ADDITIONAL BODIES BELIEVED IN OVERTON PLANT NO. 2 FOLLOWING EXPLOSION. MULE'S TAIL SAVES NEGRO. WORKER BLINDED BY FLASH GRABS APPENDAGE AND IS DRAGGED TO OPEN.
Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 11. - Twenty-six bodies were brought up from the recesses of the Overton mine No. 2 this morning, bringing the total removed to 48. Mine officials and rescue workers believe that five bodies still remain in the mine, and have abandoned all hope that the remainder of the men...Read MORE...


January 30, 1936 - Birmingham, AL, established a single storm record and 24 hour record with 11 inches of snow. (29th-30th)

The Weather Channel
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News  1948 - May 1 - Glenn Taylor, Idaho Senator, arrested in Birmingham Alabama for trying to enter a meeting through a door marked "for Negroes"

www.historyorb.com/ countries/ usa/ alabama/ birmingham
May 1, 1948
Added: 3/16/2014 8:08:34 AM - 1  Updated: 6/23/2014 4:00:57 PM - 1


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Campbell
America/USA  Neva Campbell (11 August 1890, Birmingham, Alabama, USA - 1984, La Mirada, California, USA)
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Stephenson
 America/USA  Alice Amanda Stephenson (6 October 1860, , Georgia, USA - 22 May 1923, Birmingham, Alabama, USA)
 


Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1835
Joseph A McClure (16 July 1810 - 2 November 1855) & Patience Elizabeth McClain (5 February 1820 - 2 March 1896)
married 29 October 1835
 




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