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Bhamwiki, now in its eighth year, is an encyclopedic resource for anyone curious about Birmingham, Alabama and the region around it. We aim for accuracy, objectivity, and accessibility as we work steadily to expand our coverage.
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In the news
- July 17: Former astronaut and NASA administrator Hank Hartsfield died.
- July 15: Gary Palmer defeated Paul DeMarco in a hotly-contested runoff for the Republican nomination to represent the 6th Congressional District of Alabama.
- June 21: Veteran WBRC-TV news anchor Joe Langston died.
- June 6: Scott Padgett succeeded Bennie Seltzer as head coach of the Samford Bulldogs basketball team.
- ...that Shades Cahaba is the only Homewood elementary school not to have suffered a major fire?
- ...that Louise Wooster's sister was also a noted Birmingham madam, under the name Maggie Bracken?
- ...that the Indian Springs School once boasted a "Truth House", a tilting classroom used to demonstrate physics concepts?
- ...that Samford Bulldogs men's basketball coach Scott Padgett scored 1,874 points during his 7-year NBA career?
Today is Tuesday September 2, 2014. Bhamwiki has been running since March 15, 2006. The project currently has 430 registered user accounts and contains approximately 10,433 articles. See Bhamwiki:Milestones for more information on the growth of the site. You can also join us on facebook or follow along on twitter.
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