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History of Birmingham, Alabama, USA

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Birmingham, Alabama, USA

The Birmingham Airport opened in 1931. At the time of the opening a Birmingham to Los Angeles flight took 19 hours.

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  • 1871 - Birmingham, Alabama founded

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1872 - Cathedral of St. Paul established in Birmingham

    www.gcatholic.org

  • Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Cathedral of St. Paul
    2120 3rd Ave. N, Birmingham, ALABAMA 35203
    Established 1872
    Source: Google maps
    Photograph
  • 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...Read MORE...


  • 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 center.

    1872: Bishop Richard Hooker Wilmer sends a... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • 1895 - Birmingham
    Bir’mingham, a city, capital of Jefferson co, Al: 95 miles by rail N.N.W. of Montgomery. It has 6 national banks and 6 other banks, a fine court-house...Read MORE...


  • 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 bu...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...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...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 whe...Read MORE...


  • Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    20th Street, Looking North
    Postcard
  • Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    A section of the skyline
    Postcard
  • Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Norwood Street Scene, Birmingham, Ala.
    Postcard
  • 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 mile...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...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

  • 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



Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Birmingham, Alabama, USA


Birmingham, Alabama, USA
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Cathedral of St. Paul
2120 3rd Ave. N, Birmingham, ALABAMA 35203
Established 1872
Source: Google maps
Photograph

Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Pinterest
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 center.

1872: Bishop Richard Hooker Wilmer sends a... Read MORE...

Postcard

Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Pinterest
20th Street, Looking North
Postcard



Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Pinterest
A section of the skyline
Postcard

Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Pinterest
Norwood Street Scene, Birmingham, Ala.
Postcard
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History and News of Birmingham, Alabama, USA

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  • 1871 - Birmingham, Alabama founded

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1872 - Cathedral of St. Paul established in Birmingham

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 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... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Birmingham
    Bir’mingham, a city, capital of Jefferson co, Al: 95 miles by rail N.N.W. of Montgomery. It has 6 national banks and 6 other banks, a fine... Read MORE...

  • 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read MORE...

  • 1930s Birmingham


    Birmingham, Alabama industrial city beautiful film from the 1930s (www.youtube.com)
  • January 30, 1936 - Birmingham, AL, established a single storm record and 24 hour record with 11 inches of snow. (29th-30th)

    The Weather Channel
  • 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

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