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* [[February 19]]: The [[1884 tornado outbreak]] killed at least 44 people in [[Alabama]].
 
* [[February 19]]: The [[1884 tornado outbreak]] killed at least 44 people in [[Alabama]].
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* [[April 22]]: The [[1884 Alabama State Exposition]] opened in the [[Alabama Mineral Exposition Building]] in [[Linn Park|Capitol Park]].
 
* June: [[Grambs' Orchestra]] performed for [[1st Methodist Church]]'s Sunday School picnic in [[Blount Springs]].
 
* June: [[Grambs' Orchestra]] performed for [[1st Methodist Church]]'s Sunday School picnic in [[Blount Springs]].
 
* Summer: Construction of a 25-foot wide roadbed for [[Highland Avenue]] was completed.
 
* Summer: Construction of a 25-foot wide roadbed for [[Highland Avenue]] was completed.

Revision as of 16:50, 3 March 2021

1884 was the 13th year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.

Events

Business

1884 advertisement for the Ullman Hardware Company.

Government

A. O. Lane in 1887

Religion

Individuals

Births

William Mudd

Graduations

Marriages

Deaths

Works

16th Street Baptist Church in 1884

Buildings

Context

In 1884, the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary was published. The Colchester earthquake struck England. The cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty's pedestal was laid. The Sino–French War began. The International Meridian Conference in Washington, D.C. fixed the Greenwich Meridian as the world's Prime Meridian. Democrat Grover Cleveland defeated Republican James G. Blaine in the presidential election. The Washington Monument was completed.

Notable books published in 1884 included Flatland by Edwin Abbott Abbott, Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson, The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Notable music released in 1884 included "Oh My Darling, Clementine" by Percy Montrose, "The Fountain in the Park" (a.k.a. "While Strolling Through the Park One Day") by Ed Haley, and comic opera Princess Ida by Gilbert & Sullivan.

Notable births in 1884 included singer Sophie Tucker, inventor Alfred Carlton Gilbert, filmmaker Robert J. Flaherty, novelist Hugh Walpole, President Harry S. Truman, and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Notable deaths included geneticist Gregor Mendel, Stanford University namesake Leland Stanford, Jr, inventor Cyrus McCormick, detective Allan Pinkerton, and chess player Paul Morphy.

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