January 11 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2017: Ground was broken for the CrossPlex Village mixed use development.
- 2015: The former Cleburn Avenue in Powderly was renamed Heron Johnson Drive to honor the pastor's efforts in establishing Seven Springs EcoScape.
- 2009: Pam Siddall became president and publisher of The Birmingham News.
- 2008: Ceremonial groundbreaking was held for Seven Springs Ecoscape.
- 1988: The Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley was established.
- 1930: The Bank of Ensley failed.
- 1861: At a called convention, delegates voted 61-39 to approve Alabama's secession from the United States.
- 1983: UAB Blazers basketball assistant coach Turner Battle was born in Kernersville, North Carolina.
- 1942: Birmingham Post-Herald editor Charlie Blair was born.
- 1932: WBRC-TV anchor Harry Mabry was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- 1921: Alabama Power Company executive Jim Beckham was born in Birmingham
- 1916: Birmingham City Councilor Russell Yarbrough was born in Turner County, Georgia.
- 1912: Architect Hugh Stubbins Jr was born.
- 1892: Lawyer and U. S. Senator Tom Stewart was born in Tennessee.
- 2006: Homeless Special Forces veteran Joe Farmer died from trauma suffered during a deadly assault on the street.