1919

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1919 was the 48th year after the founding of the city of Birmingham and the 100th anniversary of Alabama's statehood.

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1919 marked the end of World War I and saw the founding of the League of Nations. It was the year of the first Miss America pageant. Atatürk began the Turkish war of independence in 1919. The 18th amendment (Prohibition) was ratified and the 19th amendment (Women's suffrage) passed the legislature. The American Communist Party was established. The Cincinnati Reds were handed the World Series championship in the "Black Sox" scandal.

Notable births in 1919 included novelist J. D. Salinger, actor Robert Stack, journalist Andy Rooney, comedian Ernie Kovacs, musician Ross Bagdasarian Sr, actor Red Buttons, actress Eva Gabor, musician Tennessee Ernie Ford, actor Jack Palance, musician Pete Seeger, singer Liberace, actress and dancer Betty Garrett, inventor Ed Yost, mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary, economist James M. Buchanan, writer Frederik Pohl, and chemist William Lipscomb. Notable deaths included former president Theodore Roosevelt, businessman Frank Winfield Woolworth, author L. Frank Baum, businessman Henry J. Heinz, businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, and painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

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