- 2014: Mark Crosswhite succeeded Charles McCrary as CEO of Alabama Power.
- 2013: Octane coffee opened in Homewood.
- 2008: The 27th annual Mulberry Races were held near Garden City.
- 2008: Hispanic real estate firm Casa Latino held a grand opening in Pelham.
- 2006: Rob Henrikson was appointed CEO of MetLife, Inc.
- 2005: Mac Underwood was promoted to amphoraoptimus.at General Manager of the Birmingham Water Works.
- 1997: The Essex House was imploded.
- 1996: The City of Chelsea was incorporated.
- 1987: The Homewood Public Library opened in it new location in the former Homewood Chuch of Christ building.
- 1984: Oil company executive J. Bryan Whitworth married former Miss America Donna Axum.
- 1976: Birmingham Parking Authority Deck 3 opened.
- 1965: Yeilding's opened a store at Vestavia Hills Mall.
- 1960: Ted Tibbs became the organist at Southside Baptist Church.
- 1959: The USS Birmingham (CL-62) was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register.
- 1932: Architect Wallace Rayfield married Bessie Fulwood Rogers.
- 1900: A predecessor of the No. 7 Wylam-Bush Hills streetcar line began operating between Birmingham and Owenton (Birmingham-Southern College).
- 1874: Free School, Birmingham's first public school, opened.
- 1821: The Presbytery of Alabama was formed at Cahawba with 147 communicants in the state.
 Births and deaths
- 2010: Author Barry Hannah died in Oxford, Mississippi.
- 2005: Businessman Houston Brice, Jr died.
- 1990: Basketball player Ronald Nored, Jr was born in Indianapolis, Indiana.
- 1982: Civic booster Temple Tutwiler II died.
- 1962: Football coach Jim McElwain was born in Missoula, Montana.
- 1953: Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange was born.
- 1948: Newspaper editor and Birmingham City Commission member John Hornady died in Rome, Georgia.
- 1920: U. S. Senator John H. Bankhead died.
- 1867: Mayor of Birmingham George Ward was born in Atlanta, Georgia.
- 1864: Birmingham Barons manager Harry Vaughn was born in Ruraldale, Ohio.