List of Birmingham firsts

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This list of Birmingham firsts is drawn from Bertha Bendall Norton's 1970 book Birmingham's First Magic Century: Were You There?, with a few additions:

People

Industry

Government

Buildings

Retailers

Services

Media

  • First newspaper: Birmingham Sun (formerly the Elyton Sun, published weekly in 1871, daily for a brief time in 1872)
  • First successful daily newspaper: Birmingham Iron Age (1874)
  • First "talkie": Newsreel of President Coolidge welcoming Charles Lindbergh to New York, played at the Ritz Theatre in 1927

Sports

References