Revision as of 19:40, 1 February 2011 by Dystopos
April 19 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2003: Macon Knights 49, Birmingham Steeldogs 29 at Macon, Georgia.
- 2001: The Lakeshore Parkway extension from Shannon Wenonah Road to Alabama State Highway 150 opened.
- 2000: Charles Barkley played in his last NBA game.
- 1999: Compass Bank acquired several Norwest/Wells Fargo offices in Phoenix, Arizona.
- 1996: Compass Bank acquired Post Oak Bank of Houston, Texas.
- 1990: Birmingham Barons manager Terry Francona played in his last major league game.
- 1981: NFL player Earl Cochran, Jr was born in Birmingham.
- 1973: The Lyric Theatre reopened as the Grand Bijou with a screening of "The Jazz Singer".
- 1963: Banjo player Wendy Holcombe was born in Alabaster.
- 1953: The Birmingham Transit Company's last streetcar trip was completed on the No. 27 Ensley No. 38 South East Lake streetcar line.
- 1949: Former Birmingham Barons star Walt Dropo made his major league debut for the Boston Red Sox.
- 1942: WJLD-AM began broadcasting from the Gary Hotel in Bessemer.
- 1925: Edward M. Tutwiler died at sea.
- 1920: Victor Hanson purchased The Birmingham Ledger and merged it with his Birmingham News.
- 1899: Novelist James Saxon Childers was born in Norwood.