- 2015: Noah Galloway served as grand marshal of the Birmingham Veterans Day Parade.
- 2006: Auburn University's Golden Eagle "Nova" was re-named War Eagle VII.
- 2005: The first annual scooter-centric Southern disComfort event was held.
- 2001: Emmanuel Lutheran Church was founded in north Shelby County.
- 1999: Bessemer's "Spirit of the American Doughboy" was reinstalled at DeBardeleben Park following restoration work.
- 1980: Community Kitchens opened its doors to the hungry.
- 1966: The finalists for the design of the BJCC went on display at the Municipal Auditorium.
- 1947: Birmingham became the first city to celebrate Armistice Day as Veterans Day.
- 1934: Birmingham bid farewell as Miss Fancy, the elephant, was taken away by the Cole Brothers-Clyde Beatty Circus.
- 1929: NBC affiliate WAPI-AM was granted a power increase to 5000 watts.
- 1923: The "Spirit of the American Doughboy" was dedicated as a World War I memorial at Linn Park.
- 1922: The "Spirit of the American Doughboy" was dedicated as a World War I memorial in Bessemer.
- 1901: The Alabama Constitution of 1901 was approved in a statewide vote.
- 1949: Bar owner Lou Zaden was born.
- 1929: Businessman Larry Striplin Jr was born in Selma.
- 1871: Richard McNally was the first boy born in the City of Birmingham.
- 1869: State congressman George Huddleston Sr was born in Lebanon, Tennessee.
- 1996: Baseball hall of famer Lum Harris died in Pell City.
- 1993: Jazz Hall of Famer Erskine Hawkins died.
- 1956: Real estate executive Isaac Beatty, Jr died.
- 1909: T. G. Bush, president of the Shelby Iron Company, died.