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October 6 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2015: OvenBird opened at Pepper Place.
- 2015: Grille 29 opened at Brookwood Village.
- 2015: Over Easy opened a second restaurant at Dolly Creek Station.
- 2012: A single-engine airplane crashed on the 2800 block of 2nd Avenue North with no fatalities.
- 2006: A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the future site of Railroad Reservation Park.
- 2006: The annual Birmingham Oktoberfest was held at the Freunde Deutscher Sprache und Kultur.
- 1971: Zeigler Medical Research Building at UAB was dedicated.
- 1952: Mountain Brook's Jemison Park alongside Shades Creek and Mountain Brook Parkway was dedicated.
- 1975: Western Lowland Gorilla Koundu was born in England.
- 1964: Coffee shop owner Lucy Bonds was born in Hale County.
- 1949: Super Soaker inventor Lonnie Johnson was born in Mobile.
- 1939: Lutheran pastor Charles Wagner was born in Knoxville, Tennessee.
- 1927: Alabama Power Company president Joe Farley was born in Birmingham.