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 ten 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
- June 20: Interstate 22 was completed with the opening of its interchange with I-65.
- June 13: A candlelight vigil for the victims of a mass shooting in an Orlando, Florida gay nightclub was held along with a previously-scheduled "Women of Soul" event.
- June 10: Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives Mike Hubbard was convicted on felony ethics charges and removed from office.
- June 2: The Steel City Jazz Festival kicked off in Linn Park.
- ...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?
- ...that Woodlawn's "La Quemada" neighborhood was once known as "Eastwood"?
Bhamwiki has been running since March 15, 2006. The project currently has 461 registered user accounts and contains approximately 11,868 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.