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Bhamwiki, now in its eighth year, is an encyclopedic resource for anyone curious about Birmingham, Alabama and the region around it. We aim for accuracy, objectivity, and accessibility as we work steadily to expand our coverage.
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In the news
- November 18: The 1904 Frank Lathrop residence at 1923 14th Avenue South was destroyed by fire.
- November 4: Robert Bentley was re-elected Governor of Alabama in the 2014 general election.
- October 29: Jazz clarinetist and Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame director Frank Adams died.
- October 24-26: The 14th Dalai Lama visited Birmingham and gave an address on ""Secular Ethics in our Time" at Regions Field.
- ...that Shades Cahaba is the only Homewood elementary school not to have suffered a major fire?
- ...that Louise Wooster's sister was also a noted Birmingham madam, under the name Maggie Bracken?
- ...that the Indian Springs School once boasted a "Truth House", a tilting classroom used to demonstrate physics concepts?
- ...that Samford Bulldogs men's basketball coach Scott Padgett scored 1,874 points during his 7-year NBA career?
Today is Thursday November 27, 2014. Bhamwiki has been running since March 15, 2006. The project currently has 434 registered user accounts and contains approximately 10,589 articles. See Bhamwiki:Milestones for more information on the growth of the site. You can also join us on facebook or follow along on twitter.
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