July 4 (Independence Day) in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2008: Good People Brewing Company debuted their beers.
- 2007: African red river hogs Star, Spangle, and Banner went on display at the Birmingham Zoo.
- 2005: Dutch F-16 fighters equipped with infrared sensors unsuccessfully scanned Aruba's waters for Natalee Holloway's body.
- 1996: The Regions Center displayed 1996 Olympic Games graphics through July 28.
- 1989: Liberty National's 1/5th-scale bronze copy of the Statue of Liberty was dedicated at Liberty Park.
- 1980: The first annual Peavine Falls Run was held at Oak Mountain State Park.
- 1976: Trieu Duong and his family arrived in the United States from Viet Nam.
- 1955: Asian elephant Mona went on display at the Birmingham Zoo.
- 1954: WBRC-TV became a CBS affiliate.
- 1949: WBRC-TV began broadcasting on VHF channel 4.
- 1891: The original 21st Street Viaduct was dedicated.
- 1881: Tuskegee Institute opened.
- 1873: A cholera epidemic spread to the general population following an Independence Day celebration at Blount Springs.
- 1872: A fire destroyed 13 buildings in early Birmingham.
- 1853: The Alabama locomotive chugged into Shelby County.
- 2006: African red river hogs Star, Spangle, and Banner were born.
- 1934: Pitcher Elijah Gilliam was born in Gordonville, Lowndes County.
- 1933: Songwriter Baker Knight was born.
- 1930: Country singer Marion Worth was born in Birmingham.
- 1921: Parks director Frank Wagner was born.
- 1914: Salvation Army commander Luther Smith was born in Atlanta, Georgia.
- 1892: Businessman A. G. Gaston was born.
- 2013: Private Errol Milliard was killed by rocket-propelled grenade in Afghanistan.
- 2011: Former UAB administrator Gloria Howton died.
- 2009: Hot dog vendor Billy Pappas died.
- 1965: Architect and matte painter Sigmund Nesselroth died in Santa Monica, California.
- 1916: Merchant A. B. Loveman died in Birmingham.