2019 is the 148th year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.
- January 21-March 2020: The I-59/20 downtown viaduct was closed for replacement of the bridge spans.
- February 16: The Birmingham Committee for Truth and Reconciliation hosted the 2019 Conversation with Dr Angela Davis at Boutwell Auditorium.
- February 19-: Donald Watkins and Donald Watkins Jr represented themselves in a federal criminal trial before Judge Karon Bowdre.
- March 3: At least 23 people were killed by the 2019 Lee County tornado outbreak.
- March 12: The former Hospitality Inn on 7th Avenue South was burned by arson, damaging the adjacent Yum Yai restaurant, Chai Market, and the former 22nd Street Jazz Cafe.
- January 1: Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith accountants merged with Albright Garrison & Barnes of Huntsville to form BMSS LLC.
- January: Burr & Forman acquired 7 McNair Law Firm offices in North and South Carolina.
- January: Bradley Arant Boult Cummings opened an office in Dallas, Texas.
- January: The Chelsea General Store relocated to Columbiana as "Masters General Store".
- January: Hargray Communications of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina acquired the Alabama assets of USA Communications.
- January: EBSCO Health acquired HealthDecision of Madison, Wisconsin.
- February: Southern Research relocated its Sustainable Chemistry and Catalysis Laboratory from Durham, North Carolina to Birmingham.
- February: Medical Properties Trust acquired 11 hospitals from Healthscope Ltd. of Melbourne, Australia.
- February: EBSCO's S. S. Nesbitt & Co. risk consulting division rebranded as the Valent Group.
- February: U.S. Steel announced it was resuming construction of an Electric Arc Furnace at its Fairfield Works plant.
- February: Matthew Allen acquired Birmingham Fun and Family magazine from Jay Carr.
- February: EBSCO Information Services acquired Stacks Inc. of Edmonton, Alberta.
- March: NXTSoft acquired Integrated Legacy Solutions of Birmingham and the Digitel Corp. of Atlanta, Georgia.
- March: Process Barron was acquired by Carousel Capital of Charlotte, North Carolina.
- March 11: Kelly Caruso succeeded Bill Smith as CEO of Shipt.
- March: Daxko acquired GroupEx PRO of Boulder, Colorado.
- January 7: Filter Coffee Parlor opened in the Munger Building at Five Points South.
- January 9: Bullet Coffee Co. opened at 5299 U.S. Highway 280
- January: Mile End Deli opened in LIV Parkside across from Railroad Park.
- January: Luna Latin Cuisine opened in the former Birmingham Fire Station No. 10 in Avondale.
- January 17: The law firm of Clark May Price Lawley Duncan Paul LLC opened.
- January 19: Full Moon Bar-B-Que opened in the Trussville Shopping Center on Chalkville Mountain Road.
- February: A second location of The Three Earred Rabbit opened in Leeds.
- February 18: Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken opened at The Battery.
- 1st Quarter: Altitude Trampoline Park in Pelham.
- January 2: Emergency & Specialty Animal Medical Center closed.
- January 4: Western Supermarkets announced its closure.
- January: Swamp Monster BBQ in Hoover closed.
- January: Influence Health (formerly Medseek) was acquired by Healthgrades of Denver, Colorado.
- January: Dominion Partners sold its Somerby Senior Living Co. to the Bridge Investment Group of Salt Lake City, Utah.
- January: Smartlink of Annapolis, Maryland acquired the Brogdon Group.
- January: The 29 Seven and 11th Avenue South locations of Jimmy John's closed.
- January: Which Wich at The Waites closed.
- January: Kinnucan's Specialty Outfitters at Lane Parke closed.
- January 31: Jefferson Title Corp. closed.
- February: The 20th Street North location of Jimmy John's closed.
- March: The Academy Sports & Outdoors at the Lee Branch Shopping Center closed.
- March: The Burke Harvey law firm was acquired by Crumley Roberts of Greensboro, North Carolina.
- March: Metro Diner at the Shoppes at City Hall in Vestavia Hills closed.
- May 1: Naked Art closed.
- 2nd Quarter: National Bank of Commerce was acquired by CenterState Bank of Davenport, Florida.
- UAB celebrated their 50th anniversary as an independent university.
- January 14: Mayor of Birmingham Randall Woodfin delivered his "2019 State of the Community Address" at Boutwell Auditorium.
- February 5: Attorney General Steve Marshall released his department's "Report Regarding the Officer-Involved Shooting Death of Emantic ('E.J.') Bradford, Jr. At the Riverchase Galleria on November 22, 2018."
- March: Vestavia Hills annexed the Magnolia Cove subdivision.
- January 7: The Clemson Tigers defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 44-16 to claim the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship.
- February 10: The Birmingham Iron shut out the Memphis Express 26-0 in their debut game at Legion Field.
- March: The Birmingham Legion FC played their first game at BBVA Compass Field.
- May 29: The 2019 Rickwood Classic was played at Rickwood Field.
- January: Javier Soler succeeded Onur Genç as CEO of BBVA Compass.
- July 1: Michael Göbel succeeded Jason Hoff as CEO of Mercedes-Benz US International
- January 8: Larry Langford , former Mayor of Birmingham and Jefferson County Commission president
- January 13: Wytasha Carter, a Birmingham Police sergeant killed in the line of duty.
- January 21: Gary Ivey, former Mayor of Hoover.
- January 22: Jim Mitchell, architect
- January 31: Emanuel Bell, Wenonah High School basketball coach
- January 31: Caroline P. Ireland, philanthropist
- February 8: Walter Caron, restaurateur
- February 14: Mark Lindsey, musician, instrument maker, and "Onewheel Jesus"
- February 21: Bettie Hurd, real estate agent
- February 25: Thomas Christian, attorney
- List of homicides in 2019
- January 13: UAB Gardendale Clinic
- January 17: Pell City Premiere Lux Cine, Bowl & Pizza Pub
- January 19: Full Moon Bar-B-Que in the Trussville Shopping Center on Chalkville Mountain Road.
- January: Innovative Combustion Technologies' catalyst testing facility in Pelham
- Asian Passage at the Birmingham Zoo
- Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs in Homewood
- Christ Health Behavioral Health Center in Woodlawn
- Enterprise South-Central Regional Headquarters
- Firehouse Shelter
- Hollywood Boulevard pedestrian bridge
- Iron Age Project on 20th Street North
- Lakeshore Foundation addition
- Lakeshore Pavilion shopping center in Oxmoor
- One Pratt Park
- UAB Proton Therapy Center on 20th Street South
- Veterinary Surgery of Birmingham at 146 Resource Center Parkway
- February: The Break, for 1001 20th Street South
- February: The Paul S. Worrell Building at UAB
- March 12: The former Hospitality Inn, Yum Yai restaurant, Chai's grocery, and the former 22nd Street Jazz Cafe were destroyed by fire.
In 2019, a feud between President Trump and Congress over the Mexican border wall led to the then-longest ever federal government shutdown. A white supremacist mass shooter killed dozens of Muslims at prayer in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Notable deaths in 2019 included those of actors Carol Channing, Albert Finney and Luke Perry; architect Florence Knoll; baseball manager Frank Robinson; composers Michel Legrand and André Previn; fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld; musicians Mark Hollis and Keith Flint; poet Mary Oliver; politician John Dingell; and scientist Wally Broecker.
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