November 12 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2014: Jimmie Stephens was sworn in as president of the Jefferson County Commission.
- 2008: William Bell was sworn in to the Jefferson County Commission's District 1 seat, replacing George Bowman.
- 2006: Dedrick Griham was convicted on three federal counts.
- 1967: Rector Cotesworth Lewis delivered a controversial sermon with President Lyndon Johnson in attendance at his Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg, Virginia.
- 1959: USS Birmingham (CL-62) was sold for scrap and subsequently dismantled.
- 1913: Beach Chenoweth married Nouna Illges in Muscogee County, Georgia.
- 1890: Robert A. Morris married Lillian Walker.
- 1877: The "Great Metropolitan Olympiad Congress of Educated Horses and Trained Animal Exposition" performed in Birmingham.
- 1990: UAB Blazers basketball player Cameron Moore was born.
- 1975: Artist Walton Creel was born.
- 1950: Engineer and long-time Alabama Theatre volunteer Larry Donaldson was born in Birmingham.
- 1916: Businessman Cecil Bauer was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
- 1871: Attorney Lee Bradley was born in Jefferson County.
- 1864: Sporting goods dealer and Southern Association commissioner Robert Baugh was born.
- 1808: Jefferson County Sheriff Baylis Grace was born in South Carolina.
- 2013: Birmingham City Council president Maxine Parker died.
- 2011: Educator Ethel Hall died.
- 1993: Architect Gordon Holmquist died.
- 1993: Former Birmingham Barons outfielder Legrant Scott died.
- 1988: Singer Vet Boswell died in Peekskill, New York.