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* [[August 16]]: [[Sigmund Nesselroth]], architect
* [[August 16]]: [[Sigmund Nesselroth]], architect
* [[September 5]]: [[Tutwiler Hotel]] manager [[Coleman Hudson]]
* [[September 5]]: [[Tutwiler Hotel]] manager [[Coleman Hudson]]
* [[September 21]]: [[Frank Hambaugh]], [[Homewood City Council]]
* [[December 25]]: [[Harvie Branscomb]], theologian and chancellor of Vanderbilt University
* [[December 25]]: [[Harvie Branscomb]], theologian and chancellor of Vanderbilt University
* [[Fess Whatley|John T. "Fess" Whatley]], band director
* [[Fess Whatley|John T. "Fess" Whatley]], band director

Latest revision as of 09:42, 14 October 2018

The Caldwell Hotel after the July 1894 fire

1894 was the 23nd year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.








Harvie Branscomb




Baylis Grace



  • "John Pelham" poem about John Pelham by James R. Randall



In 1894, Coca-Cola was sold in bottles for the first time. Blackpool Tower opened in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. Sadi Carnot, president of France, was assassinated. The Tower Bridge in London opened for traffic. The First Sino-Japanese War began. The Dreyfus Affair began in France with the conviction of French Army officer Alfred Dreyfus for treason.

Notable books published in 1894 included The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, Trilby by George du Maurier, The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope, The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, and Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain, . Notable music released included "The Little Lost Child" by Edward B. Marks & Joseph W. Stern and "The Sidewalks of New York" by Charles B. Lawlor & James W. Blake.

Notable births in 1894 included film director John Ford, illustrator Norman Rockwell, actor and comedian Jack Benny, dancer and choreographer Martha Graham, comedian Fred Allen, sexologist Alfred Kinsey, author Aldous Huxley, baseball player Harry "Slug" Heilmann, poet E. E. Cummings, cartoonist E. C. Segar, humorist James Thurber, and conductor Arthur Fiedler. Notable deaths included physicist Heinrich Hertz, inventor Adolphe Sax, Confederate general Jubal Early, baseball player Ned Williamson, King Hassan I of Morocco, politician and Union general Nathaniel P. Banks, author Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr, Tsar Alexander III of Russia, composer Anton Rubinstein, and author Robert Louis Stevenson.

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