1915 was the 44th year after the founding of the city of Birmingham.
- Adolph Kessler Jr opened his department store in the Kessler Building at 1924–1926 3rd Avenue North.
- Alabama Penny Savings Bank, the first African-American owned financial institution in Birmingham goes bankrupt.
- Buddy Vines opened Buddy Vines Camp on the Locust Fork River.
- September 30: The Strand Theater opens at 1913-1915 2nd Avenue North.
- December 25: The Rialto Theatre opened at 1923 3rd Avenue North.
- August 18: Rickwood Field hosted a 1-inning baseball game between all-female teams from Birmingham and Bessemer in support of the Alabama Equal Suffrage Association.
- January 22: C. L. Franklin, minister and father of singer Aretha Franklin
- July 12: B. Davie Napier, minister and professor
- September 15: Roy Wood Sr, radio news reporter and editorialist
- The first portion of the formal rose garden is planted at Avondale Park.
- A two story brick structure is built for Brandstettner & Atcheson hardware at 2212 1st Avenue South.
The year 1915 began as the second year of fighting in WWI raged on through Europe. Britain and Germany both set ship blockades in order to starve each other into submission. Italy joins the war on the side of the Allies. Germany is the first country to carry out an air raid using zeppelins and Germany is the first country to use poison gas in battle at the Second Battle of Ypres. The Allies begin the Gallipoli Campaign.
Edison and Tesla are snubbed by the Nobel Committee due to their growing animosity toward each other.
Alexander Graham Bell conducts the first transcontinental call.
Albert Einstein published the field equations of gravity which are at the heart of his General Theory of Relativity.
1,000,000 Ottoman Armenians are massacred by the Turks and Kurds in what will become known as the Armenian Genocide.
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