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* [[March 30]]: Cirque du Soleil made its Birmingham debut with "Delirium".
 
* [[March 30]]: Cirque du Soleil made its Birmingham debut with "Delirium".
 
* [[May 13]]: 5th annual [[Buck Creek Festival]] was held.
 
* [[May 13]]: 5th annual [[Buck Creek Festival]] was held.
* [[May 24]]: [[Taylor Hicks]] won ''American Idol''..
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* [[May 24]]: [[Taylor Hicks]] won ''American Idol''.
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* May-June: The [[Siegelman Scrushy corruption case]] was heard in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.
 
* June 2-9: [[Home Builders Blitz 2006]]
 
* June 2-9: [[Home Builders Blitz 2006]]
 
* [[June 6]]: [[2006 primary elections|Statewide primary elections and referendum]] were held
 
* [[June 6]]: [[2006 primary elections|Statewide primary elections and referendum]] were held
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* [[August 2]]: [[Saks, Inc.]] sold its [[Parisian]] division to Belk, Inc.
 
* [[August 2]]: [[Saks, Inc.]] sold its [[Parisian]] division to Belk, Inc.
 
* [[August 10]]: The ''[[Birmingham News]]'' moved into its new [[2006 Birmingham News building|building]].
 
* [[August 10]]: The ''[[Birmingham News]]'' moved into its new [[2006 Birmingham News building|building]].
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* [[December 4]]: [[Kairos Kafe]] opened in the former [[Ollie's Bar-B-Q]] building on [[University Boulevard]].
 
* [[December 29]]: [[AT&T South|BellSouth]] was reacquired by AT&T.
 
* [[December 29]]: [[AT&T South|BellSouth]] was reacquired by AT&T.
 
* [[Zia Ahsan]] opened a second [[Carnaggio's]] location in [[Vestavia Hills]].
 
* [[Zia Ahsan]] opened a second [[Carnaggio's]] location in [[Vestavia Hills]].
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* [[Sonia Thames|Sonia Tutuwan]] opened the [[Changes Salon Spa & Wellness Center]] in the [[J. R. Copeland residence]] in [[Norwood]].
 
* [[Sonia Thames|Sonia Tutuwan]] opened the [[Changes Salon Spa & Wellness Center]] in the [[J. R. Copeland residence]] in [[Norwood]].
 
* [[C&M Food Distributing]] bought [[Big Sky Bread Company]] of [[Mountain Brook]].
 
* [[C&M Food Distributing]] bought [[Big Sky Bread Company]] of [[Mountain Brook]].
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* [[Slade LLC]] was founded by [[L’Tryce Slade]].
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* [[Paul Bryant Jr]]'s [[Greene Group, Inc.]] reorganized the [[Alabama Reassurance Company]] as the [[Alabama Life Reinsurance Company]].
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* [[James Finley]] opened [[Steel 1st & 23rd]] in the [[Loft District]].
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=== Religion ===
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* September: [[Shades Valley Community Church]] held its first service in the former [[Oxmoor Ice Lodge|Alpine Ice Arena]].
  
 
===Sports===
 
===Sports===
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* December: [[Neil Callaway]] was named head coach of the [[UAB Blazers football]] team.
 
* December: [[Neil Callaway]] was named head coach of the [[UAB Blazers football]] team.
 
* [[December 23]]: South Florida defeated East Carolina 24-7 in the inaugural [[PapaJohns.com Bowl]].
 
* [[December 23]]: South Florida defeated East Carolina 24-7 in the inaugural [[PapaJohns.com Bowl]].
 
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* A staph infection kept [[Bob Newton]] from coaching the [[Homewood High School|Homewood]] football team; [[Dickey Wright]] became interim coach.
 
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==Works==
 
==Works==
 
===Buildings===
 
===Buildings===
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* [[Avondale Villa]] was restored.
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* [[Oxmoor Ice Lodge|Alpine Ice Lodge]] converted to [[Shades Valley Community Church]]
 
* [[Berry Middle School]]
 
* [[Berry Middle School]]
 
* [[Birmingham News building (2006)]]
 
* [[Birmingham News building (2006)]]
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* [[P. D. Jackson-Olin High School]]
 
* [[P. D. Jackson-Olin High School]]
 
* [[Jenkins Brick]] [[William M. Jordan, Jr Plant]] in [[Moody]]
 
* [[Jenkins Brick]] [[William M. Jordan, Jr Plant]] in [[Moody]]
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* [[M. Miller Gorrie Center]] at [[Auburn University]]
 
* [[Mountain Brook Schools|Mountain Brook School System headquarters]]
 
* [[Mountain Brook Schools|Mountain Brook School System headquarters]]
 
* [[Plaza Fiesta]]
 
* [[Plaza Fiesta]]
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* [[St John Missionary Baptist Church Powderly]]
 
* [[St John Missionary Baptist Church Powderly]]
 
* [[Veterans Skate Park]]
 
* [[Veterans Skate Park]]
* [[Park Place (Hope VI project)]], phase II
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* [[Park Place Apartments]], phase II
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===Demolitions===
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* [[May 23]]: The [[Newfound Creek Trestle]] was destroyed by fire.
  
 
===Books===
 
===Books===
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* [[Leadership Birmingham]]: [[Jann Blitz]], [[Joseph Bluestein]], [[Frank Brocato]], [[Russ Carothers]], [[Tom Carruthers]], [[Richard Dickerson]], [[David Donaldson]], [[Kristi Lamont Ellis]], [[James Ephraim]], [[Charlie Faulkner]], [[Tyrone Fenderson, Jr]], [[Tom Garrett]], [[Suzy Harris]], [[Carol Herrmann-Steckel]], [[Elaine Hill]], [[Trisha Hill]], [[Sandral Hullett]], [[Michele Jenkins-Utomi]], [[Merrill Johnston, Jr]], [[Bryan Jordan]], [[Bruce Key]], [[Bobbie Knight]], [[Holley Lagrone]], [[Cindy Martin]], [[Joy Martin]], [[Joseph Mays]], [[Deborah McGill]], [[Kimberly Moore]], [[Michael Mungenast]], [[Tim Parker]], [[Ray Perez]], [[Marianne Prime]], [[Webb Robertson]], [[Lyndy Rogers]], [[William Smith III]], [[Fred Spicer]], [[Janet Petty Stewart]], [[Glennon Threatt]], [[Mac Underwood]], [[Paulette Van Matre]], [[Deborah Vance-Bowie]], [[Scott Walton]], [[Tyrone Webb]], [[William Wells]], [[Kathrine Wilburn]], [[April Williams]]
 
* [[Leadership Birmingham]]: [[Jann Blitz]], [[Joseph Bluestein]], [[Frank Brocato]], [[Russ Carothers]], [[Tom Carruthers]], [[Richard Dickerson]], [[David Donaldson]], [[Kristi Lamont Ellis]], [[James Ephraim]], [[Charlie Faulkner]], [[Tyrone Fenderson, Jr]], [[Tom Garrett]], [[Suzy Harris]], [[Carol Herrmann-Steckel]], [[Elaine Hill]], [[Trisha Hill]], [[Sandral Hullett]], [[Michele Jenkins-Utomi]], [[Merrill Johnston, Jr]], [[Bryan Jordan]], [[Bruce Key]], [[Bobbie Knight]], [[Holley Lagrone]], [[Cindy Martin]], [[Joy Martin]], [[Joseph Mays]], [[Deborah McGill]], [[Kimberly Moore]], [[Michael Mungenast]], [[Tim Parker]], [[Ray Perez]], [[Marianne Prime]], [[Webb Robertson]], [[Lyndy Rogers]], [[William Smith III]], [[Fred Spicer]], [[Janet Petty Stewart]], [[Glennon Threatt]], [[Mac Underwood]], [[Paulette Van Matre]], [[Deborah Vance-Bowie]], [[Scott Walton]], [[Tyrone Webb]], [[William Wells]], [[Kathrine Wilburn]], [[April Williams]]
 
* [[Gil Wideman]] was appointed to the [[Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center Authority]].
 
* [[Gil Wideman]] was appointed to the [[Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center Authority]].
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* [[John Lee Armstrong]] retired from [[Samford University]].
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* [[Cory Provus]] succeeded [[Gary Sanders]] as play-by-play voice of the [[UAB Blazers]].
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* [[James Kirklin]] succeeded [[Albert Pacifico]] retired as Director of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at [[UAB Hospital]].
  
 
===Births===
 
===Births===
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* [[August 7]]: [[Rowan]], a male reticulated giraffe, born at the Birmingham Zoo
 
* [[August 7]]: [[Rowan]], a male reticulated giraffe, born at the Birmingham Zoo
  
===Awards and graduations===
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===Awards ===
* [[Robert P. Bynum Award]]: [[Colonel Stone Johnson]]
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* [[UAB President's Award for Excellence in Teaching]]: [[Dale Benos]]
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* [[Alabama Academy of Honor]]: [[Miller Gorrie]]
 
* [[Alabama Academy of Honor]]: [[Miller Gorrie]]
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* [[Alabama Lawyers' Hall of Fame]]: [[William King]], [[Thomas Peters]], [[John Sparkman]], [[Robert Vance]]
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* [[Robert P. Bynum Award]]: [[Colonel Stone Johnson]]
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* [[Leadership Birmingham]]: [[2006 Leadership Birmingham|46 graduates]]
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* [[Miss Alabama]]: [[Melinda Toole]]
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* [[Miss Shelby County]]: [[Melissa Harbison]]
 
* Southern Golf Association Hall of Fame: [[Hubert Green]]
 
* Southern Golf Association Hall of Fame: [[Hubert Green]]
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* [[UAB President's Award for Excellence in Teaching]]: [[Dale Benos]]
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* WWE Hall of Fame: [[Sherri Martel]]
  
 
===Marriages===
 
===Marriages===
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===Deaths===
 
===Deaths===
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* [[January 11]]: [[Joe Farmer]], Special Forces Vietnam veteran
 
* [[January 19]]: Reverend [[Willie Spencer]] of [[Hueytown]]
 
* [[January 19]]: Reverend [[Willie Spencer]] of [[Hueytown]]
 
* [[January 23]]: [[Murray Sokol]], sales clerk
 
* [[January 23]]: [[Murray Sokol]], sales clerk
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* February: [[Matilda]], world's oldest chicken
 
* February: [[Matilda]], world's oldest chicken
 
* [[February 11]]: [[James F. Sulzby IV]], real estate agent
 
* [[February 11]]: [[James F. Sulzby IV]], real estate agent
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* [[February 15]]: [[John Porter]], pastor of [[6th Avenue Baptist Church]]
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* [[February 23]]: [[Earl Stallings]], pastor of [[First Baptist Church of Birmingham]]
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* February 23: [[Alvin Hudson]], [[Heart of Dixie Chapter NRHS|Heart of Dixie Railroad Club]] co-founder
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* [[March 6]]: [[Anne Braden]], Civil Rights activist
 
* [[March 12]]: [[Richard N. Murray]], former director of the [[Birmingham Museum of Art]]
 
* [[March 12]]: [[Richard N. Murray]], former director of the [[Birmingham Museum of Art]]
 
* [[March 22]]: [[Alan Potts]], owner of [[Silvertron Café]]
 
* [[March 22]]: [[Alan Potts]], owner of [[Silvertron Café]]
 
* [[March 23]]: [[Tom Blosser]], bass player
 
* [[March 23]]: [[Tom Blosser]], bass player
 
* [[April 4]]: [[Shirley Crumley]], casting director
 
* [[April 4]]: [[Shirley Crumley]], casting director
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* [[April 9]]: [[Billy Hitchcock]], [[ASHOF]] inductee
 
* [[April 23]]: [[John Hallum]], actor
 
* [[April 23]]: [[John Hallum]], actor
 
* [[May 19]]: [[William D. Sulzby]], executive with [[Hayes Corporation]]
 
* [[May 19]]: [[William D. Sulzby]], executive with [[Hayes Corporation]]
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* June: [[Bill Bryant]], orthopedist
 
* June: [[Bill Bryant]], orthopedist
 
* [[June 9]]: [[Walter Hill]], former [[Sardis Missionary Baptist Church]] deacon, murdered
 
* [[June 9]]: [[Walter Hill]], former [[Sardis Missionary Baptist Church]] deacon, murdered
* [[June 13]]: [[John L. Martin|John]] and [[Evelyn Martin]] and [[Ryan Evans]], murder victims
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* [[June 13]]: [[John L. Martin|John]] and [[Evelyn Martin (nurse)|Evelyn Martin]] and [[Ryan Evans]], murder victims
 
* [[June 16]]: [[Joseph Braswell]], interior designer
 
* [[June 16]]: [[Joseph Braswell]], interior designer
 
* [[June 29]]: [[Joe Dentici]], radio engineer and DJ
 
* [[June 29]]: [[Joe Dentici]], radio engineer and DJ
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* June 29: [[Wallace Potts]], filmmaker and archivist
 
* [[July 5]]: [[Hugh Stubbins, Jr]], architect
 
* [[July 5]]: [[Hugh Stubbins, Jr]], architect
* [[July 14]]: [[George M. Murray]], former Bishop of Alabama
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* [[July 14]]: [[George M. Murray]], former [[Episcopal Diocese of Alabama|Episcopal Bishop of Alabama]]
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* [[July 15]]: [[Marion Bradford]], architect
 
* [[July 17]]: [[Bill Morgan Freeman]], artist
 
* [[July 17]]: [[Bill Morgan Freeman]], artist
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* [[July 21]]: [[Harry Lipson Jr]], former [[University of Alabama]] marketing professor
 
* [[July 30]]: [[Billy Thompson]], [[Shelby County Commission]]
 
* [[July 30]]: [[Billy Thompson]], [[Shelby County Commission]]
 
* [[August 3]]: [[Terrence West]], [[Woodlawn High School]] girls basketball coach, murdered
 
* [[August 3]]: [[Terrence West]], [[Woodlawn High School]] girls basketball coach, murdered
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* [[August 24]]: [[William Bridgers]], founder of [[UAB School of Public Health]]
 
* [[August 24]]: [[William Bridgers]], founder of [[UAB School of Public Health]]
 
* [[September 10]]: [[Nelson H. Smith]], Baptist minister and Civil Rights leader
 
* [[September 10]]: [[Nelson H. Smith]], Baptist minister and Civil Rights leader
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* [[September 23]]: [[Tim Rooney]], actor and Mouseketeer
 
* [[October 2]]: [[Frances Bergen]], actress and model
 
* [[October 2]]: [[Frances Bergen]], actress and model
 
* [[October 5]]: [[Hal Lynch]], actor
 
* [[October 5]]: [[Hal Lynch]], actor

Latest revision as of 12:02, 28 March 2017

2006 was the 135th year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.

Events

Business

Religion

Sports

Works

Buildings

Demolitions

Books

Other

Individuals

Births

Awards

Marriages

Deaths

See also List of Birmingham homicides in 2006 and List of Jefferson County homicides in 2006

See Also

2000s
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