Bhamwiki:Did you know?
Revision as of 16:16, 6 March 2008 by Dystopos
Did you know? is a feature on the Main Page intended to spur interest in exploring BhamWiki further. Suggestions can be made here, and previously-highlighted facts are archived below.
- ...that a bridge over the Black Warrior River is named for Bear Bryant?
- ...that Hardrock Gunter's "Birmingham Bounce" (1950) was arguably the first rock and roll record?
- ...that the Florence Hotel was named for the late wife of William S. Mudd who lived at Arlington?
- ...that Babec was the first gorilla to receive an artificial pacemaker?
- ...that the automatic railroad car coupler was invented by Andrew Beard in East Lake?
- ...that actress Louise Fletcher's father, John Fletcher, founded hundreds of churches for the deaf across the South?
- ...that Samuel Ullman served as Lay Rabbi of Temple Emanu-El?