December 19 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2012: The Cadence Bank sign atop the eastern roofline of One Concord Center was illuminated.
- 2011: The Tuscaloosa federal building was dedicated.
- 2011: Former Shelby County Reporter publisher Wayne Rasco died.
- 2009: Band director Ted Galloway died.
- 2008: Civil Rights Movement leader James Bevel died in Springfield, Virginia.
- 2006: U.S. Representative Juanita Millender-McDonald became Chairwoman of the House Committee on House Administration for the 110th Congress.
- 1999: Country singer Marion Worth died in Nashville, Tennessee.
- 1988: Dentist, Civil Rights activist, businessman and actor John Nixon died.
- 1968: Lois Leonard accepted the Medal of Honor from President Johnson on behalf of her husband, Matthew Leonard.
- 1950: The first Mayor of Vestavia Hills, Verner Adams, took office.
- 1939: University of Alabama athletic director Mal Moore was born.
- 1910: The First Bank of Corey opened for business.
- 1921: The annual Birmingham Day celebration began.
- 1871: Birmingham was incorporated; Robert Henley took office as the first mayor.