August 26 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2014: The 2014 Bessemer municipal election was held.
- 2011: The National Weather issued their final report on the April 27, 2011 tornado outbreak.
- 2010: The Green Building Focus Conference & Expo wrapped up at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex.
- 2008: Municipal elections were held.
- 2008: The Jefferson County Board of Health voted to change the name of the Chris McNair Health Center to the West End Health Center.
- 1979: Ground was broken for Rock Mountain Lakes Baptist Mission.
- 1971: A runaway truck collided with a car carrying five Vestavia Hills High School coaches. Phillip Puccio, Thomas Ward and Robert Ray were killed. Thompson Reynolds and Sam Short were injured.
- 1908: Governor B. B. Comer sent in state militiamen to break up the 1908 United Mine Workers strike.
- 2009: Rural Studio co-founder D. K. Ruth died.
- 2008: Doctor Charles Alford of UAB died.
- 1997: Trussville Public Library librarian Jean Glenn died.
- 1985: Methodist minister Ted Hightower died in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
- 1968: Architect Lawrence Whitten died in Birmingham.