Revision as of 09:32, 17 November 2014 by Dystopos
October 24 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 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.
- 2009: University of Alabama professors Stuart Rachels and Heather Elliott married.
- 2005: SouthTrust Bank was acquired by Wachovia.
- 1996: President Bill Clinton delivered a campaign speech at Birmingham-Southern College.
- 1961: Judge Harlan Grooms ruled that Birmingham's parks must be integrated.
- 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.
- 1944: The USS Birmingham lost 229 crewmen during the Battle of Leyte Gulf in World War II.
- 1941: Pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff performed the last of five recitals in Birmingham.
- 1921: Celebrations for the Semicentennial of Birmingham began at Woodrow Wilson Park.
- 1915: Henry Edmonds founded the Independent Presbyterian Church.
- 1905: President Theodore Roosevelt gave an address at Capitol Park after visiting Tuskegee Institute and Montgomery.
- 1900: Andrew Beard applied for his first "Automatic car-coupling" patent.
- 2014: Concert pianist and Miss Alabama 1961 Delores Hodgens Howard died in Birmingham.
- 2013: Newspaper photographer Tommy Langston died.
- 2013: Pediatrician and state legislator Dewey White died in Mountain Brook.
- 2012: Planner Robert Juster died in Auburn.