2019 is the 148th year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.
- January 21-March 2020: The I-59/20 downtown viaduct was closed for replacement of the bridge spans.
- February 16: Activist Angela Davis spoke at an event organized by the Birmingham Committee for Truth and Reconciliation after her announced presentation of the Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award was withdrawn by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute's board of directors.
- January 1: Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith accountants merged with Albright Garrison & Barnes of Huntsville to form BMSS LLC.
- January: Burr & Forman acquired 7 McNair Law Firm offices in North and South Carolina.
- January: Bradley Arant Boult Cummings opened an office in Dallas, Texas.
- January: The Chelsea General Store relocated to Columbiana as "Masters General Store".
- January: Hargray Communications of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina acquired the Alabama assets of USA Communications.
- January 7: Filter Coffee Parlor opened in the Munger Building at Five Points South.
- January 9: Bullet Coffee Co. opened at 5299 U.S. Highway 280
- January: Mile End Deli opened in LIV Parkside across from Railroad Park.
- January: Luna Latin Cuisine opened in the former Birmingham Fire Station No. 10 in Avondale.
- January 19: Full Moon Bar-B-Que opened in the Trussville Shopping Center on Chalkville Mountain Road.
- February: A second location of The Three Earred Rabbit opened in Leeds.
- 1st Quarter: Altitude Trampoline Park in Pelham.
- January 2: Emergency & Specialty Animal Medical Center closed.
- January 4: Western Supermarkets announced its closure.
- January: Swamp Monster BBQ in Hoover closed.
- January: Influence Health (formerly Medseek) was acquired by Healthgrades of Denver, Colorado.
- January: Dominion Partners sold its Somerby Senior Living Co. to the Bridge Investment Group of Salt Lake City, Utah.
- January: Smartlink of Annapolis, Maryland acquired the Brogdon Group.
- January 31: Jefferson Title Corp. closed.
- 2nd Quarter: National Bank of Commerce was acquired by CenterState Bank of Davenport, Florida.
- UAB celebrated their 50th anniversary as an independent university.
- January 14: Mayor of Birmingham Randall Woodfin delivered his "2019 State of the Community Address" at Boutwell Auditorium.
- January 7: The Clemson Tigers defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 44-16 to claim the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship.
- February 10: The Birmingham Iron played their first game at Legion Field.
- March: The Birmingham Legion FC played their first game at BBVA Compass Field.
- January 8: Larry Langford , former Mayor of Birmingham and Jefferson County Commission president
- January 13: Wytasha Carter, a Birmingham Police sergeant killed in the line of duty.
- January 21: Gary Ivey, former Mayor of Hoover.
- January 22: Jim Mitchell, architect
- January 13: UAB Gardendale Clinic
- January 17: Pell City Premiere Lux Cine, Bowl & Pizza Pub
- January 19: Full Moon Bar-B-Que in the Trussville Shopping Center on Chalkville Mountain Road.
- January: Innovative Combustion Technologies' catalyst testing facility in Pelham
- Asian Passage at the Birmingham Zoo
- Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs in Homewood
- Christ Health Behavioral Health Center in Woodlawn
- Enterprise South-Central Regional Headquarters
- Firehouse Shelter
- Hollywood Boulevard pedestrian bridge
- Iron Age Project on 20th Street North
- Lakeshore Foundation addition
- Lakeshore Pavilion shopping center in Oxmoor
- One Pratt Park
- UAB Proton Therapy Center on 20th Street South
- Veterinary Surgery of Birmingham at 146 Resource Center Parkway
Notable deaths in 2019 included those of actor Carol Channing and poet Mary Oliver.
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