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'''October 24''' in the history of the [[Birmingham District]]:
 
'''October 24''' in the history of the [[Birmingham District]]:
  
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* [[2015]]: [[Continental Bakery Downtown]] closed.
 
* [[2014]]: The [[Dalai Lama]] began a four-day visit to [[Birmingham]].
 
* [[2014]]: The [[Dalai Lama]] began a four-day visit to [[Birmingham]].
 
* 2014: [[Carbon Hill]] mayor [[James Richardson]] resigned following criminal charges of sexual abuse of city jail inmates.
 
* 2014: [[Carbon Hill]] mayor [[James Richardson]] resigned following criminal charges of sexual abuse of city jail inmates.
 
* [[2009]]: [[University of Alabama]] professors [[Stuart Rachels]] and [[Heather Elliott]] married.
 
* [[2009]]: [[University of Alabama]] professors [[Stuart Rachels]] and [[Heather Elliott]] married.
 
* [[2005]]: [[SouthTrust Bank]] was acquired by Wachovia.
 
* [[2005]]: [[SouthTrust Bank]] was acquired by Wachovia.
* [[1999]]: [[Pelham Prowlers]] 3 - Orlando Fury 1 at the [[Pelham Civic Complex]].
 
 
* [[1996]]: President Bill Clinton delivered a campaign speech at [[Birmingham-Southern College]].
 
* [[1996]]: President Bill Clinton delivered a campaign speech at [[Birmingham-Southern College]].
* [[1961]]: Judge [[Harlan Grooms]] ruled that Birmingham's [[List of Birmingham parks|parks]] must be integrated.
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* [[1962]]: [[Shades Mountain Baptist Church]] broke ground for a new 1,500-seat sanctuary.
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* [[1961]]: Judge [[Hobart Grooms]] ruled that Birmingham's [[List of Birmingham parks|parks]] must be integrated.
 
* [[1957]]: [[Leland Shopping Center]] in [[Alberta City]] opened as [[Tuscaloosa]]'s first modern shopping center.
 
* [[1957]]: [[Leland Shopping Center]] in [[Alberta City]] opened as [[Tuscaloosa]]'s first modern shopping center.
 
* [[1950]]: Residents of [[Vestavia Hills]] voted 88 to 8 in favor of incorporating.
 
* [[1950]]: Residents of [[Vestavia Hills]] voted 88 to 8 in favor of incorporating.
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* [[1921]]: Celebrations for the [[Semicentennial of Birmingham]] began at [[Linn Park|Woodrow Wilson Park]].
 
* [[1921]]: Celebrations for the [[Semicentennial of Birmingham]] began at [[Linn Park|Woodrow Wilson Park]].
 
* [[1915]]: [[Henry Edmonds]] founded the [[Independent Presbyterian Church]].
 
* [[1915]]: [[Henry Edmonds]] founded the [[Independent Presbyterian Church]].
* [[1905]]: President Theodore Roosevelt gave an address at [[Capitol Park]] after visiting [[Tuskegee Institute]] and [[Montgomery]].
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* [[1905]]: President Theodore Roosevelt spied a gunman in the crowd while [[List of presidential visits|giving an address]] at [[Capitol Park]].
 
* [[1900]]: [[Andrew Beard]] applied for his first "Automatic car-coupling" patent.
 
* [[1900]]: [[Andrew Beard]] applied for his first "Automatic car-coupling" patent.
  
==Births and deaths==
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[[File:Orzell Billingsley.jpg|right|thumb|Orzell Billingsley, Jr born October 24, 1924]]
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==Births==
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* [[1988]]: Painter [[Chip Ghigna]] was born.
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* [[1963]]: Painter [[Joe DeCamillis]] was born.
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* [[1924]]: Attorney [[Orzell Billingsley]] was born in [[Ensley]].
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* 1924: Restaurateur [[Billy Pappas]] was born in Zakynthos, Greece.
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==Deaths==
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* [[2019]]: Drag performer and activist [[Libertee Belle]] died in Birmingham.
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* [[2014]]: Concert pianist and [[Miss Alabama]] 1961 [[Delores Hodgens Howard]] died in Birmingham.
 
* [[2013]]: Newspaper photographer [[Tommy Langston]] died.
 
* [[2013]]: Newspaper photographer [[Tommy Langston]] died.
 
* 2013: Pediatrician and state legislator [[Dewey White]] died in [[Mountain Brook]].
 
* 2013: Pediatrician and state legislator [[Dewey White]] died in [[Mountain Brook]].
 
* [[2012]]: Planner [[Robert Juster]] died in [[Auburn]].
 
* [[2012]]: Planner [[Robert Juster]] died in [[Auburn]].
* [[1963]]: Painter [[Joe DeCamillis]] was born.
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* [[1982]]: Singer and actress [[Lottice Howell]] died at [[Druid City Hospital]] in [[Tuscaloosa]].
* [[1924]]: [[Billy Pappas]] was born in Zakynthos, Greece.
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* [[1952]]: Retailer [[Joseph Zinszer]] died.
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==Sports==
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* [[2014]]: [[Hewitt-Trussville Stadium]] opened with [[Hoover High School|Hoover Bucs]] defeating [[Hewitt-Trussville High School|Hewitt-Trussville Huskies]] 38-24.
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* [[1999]]: The Houston Rockets and Detroit Pistons played an exhibition game at the [[Legacy Arena|BJCC Coliseum]]. [[Charles Barkley]] announced his retirement during a halftime ceremony.
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* [[1999]]: [[Pelham Prowlers]] 3 - Orlando Fury 1 at the [[Pelham Civic Complex]].
  
 
[[Category:October dates|24]]
 
[[Category:October dates|24]]

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October 24 in the history of the Birmingham District:

Orzell Billingsley, Jr born October 24, 1924

Births

Deaths

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