Welcome to Bhamwiki
Bhamwiki, now in its tenth 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.
Bhamwiki has more than twelve thousand individual entries to explore. There are several ways to navigate the site. Click on any blue link to read an article about that topic. Try perusing some of our featured articles, or our newest entries. Look at what happened on this date in Birmingham's history. Take a chance by clicking on "random page" to the left. Or, if you know what you're looking for, try using the search box, or you can even start at the top and work your way down.
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In the news
- April 10: Governor Robert Bentley resigned his office and was charged with crimes. Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey was sworn in to fill his unexpired term of office.
- February 20-21: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, visited several Alabama cities, including Birmingham and Tuscaloosa.
- February 12: Dominic Korir and Sarah Pease won the Mercedes Marathon.
- February 9: Luther Strange was appointed by Robert Bentley to fill Jeff Sessions vacant seat in the United States Senate.
- ...that the Nation of Islam was driven out of St Clair County in 1970?
- ...that Cinema City 8 was the largest multiplex in the nation when it opened in 1978?
- ...that cartoonist Howard Cruse and author Dennis Covington are cousins?
- ...that the Native American settlement of Mad Town on the Cahaba River marked a junction of major trade paths?
- ...that actress Gail Strickland is the daughter of tire dealer Lynn Strickland?
Bhamwiki has been running since March 15, 2006. The project currently has 482 registered user accounts and contains approximately 12,485 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.