2019

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2019 is the 148th year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.

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The Birmingham Iron played their sole season in 2019.

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Larry Langford
Art Clarkson
Gip Gipson

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Context

In 2019, the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris was grievously damaged by fire. Massive wildfires raged across arctic areas. A feud between President Trump and Congress over the Mexican border wall led to the then-longest ever federal government shutdown. White supremacist mass shooters killed dozens of people at a Wal-Mart in El Paso, Texas and at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. A Global Climate Strike was held on September 20.

Notable deaths in 2019 included those of actors Diahann Carroll, Carol Channing, Tim Conway, Doris Day, Albert Finney, Peter Fonda, Peter Mayhew, Luke Perry, Rutger Hauer and Rip Torn; architects Phil Freelon, Florence Knoll, I. M. Pei and Stanley Tigerman; baseball manager Frank Robinson; composers Michel Legrand and André Previn; director John Singleton; former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi; former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe; fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld; industrialists David Koch and T. Boone Pickens; journalist Cokie Roberts; musicians Ginger Baker, Dick Dale, João Gilberto, Mark Hollis, Daniel Johnston, Keith Flint, Eddie Money, Art Neville, Jessye Norman, Ric Ocasek, Mac "Dr John" Rebennack, and Leon Redbone; novelists Toni Morrison and Herman Wouk; poet Mary Oliver; politicians John Dingell and H. Ross Perot; restaurateur Leah Chase; and scientists Wally Broecker and Murray Gell-Mann.

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