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* [[April 26]]: The cornerstone for the [[Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument]] in [[Linn Park|Capitol Park]] was laid.  
 
* [[April 26]]: The cornerstone for the [[Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument]] in [[Linn Park|Capitol Park]] was laid.  
 
* [[May 20]]: A strike-breaker was killed during the [[1894 miner's strike]].
 
* [[May 20]]: A strike-breaker was killed during the [[1894 miner's strike]].
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* [[June 12]]: [[Eugene Jeffers]] was [[List of Birmingham homicides in 1894|shot to death]] by [[Peyton Bowman]] in the bar of the [[Florence Hotel]].
 
* [[July 20]]–[[July 21|21]]: [[1894 downtown fire|A fire]] broke out at [[Stowers Furniture Company]], eventually engulfing the [[Caldwell Hotel]] and other businesses.
 
* [[July 20]]–[[July 21|21]]: [[1894 downtown fire|A fire]] broke out at [[Stowers Furniture Company]], eventually engulfing the [[Caldwell Hotel]] and other businesses.
 
* [[June 9]]: The [[Birmingham Medical College]] was organized under a state charter.
 
* [[June 9]]: The [[Birmingham Medical College]] was organized under a state charter.
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* [[May 11]]: [[William C. Eubank]], former [[Jefferson County Sheriff]]
 
* [[May 11]]: [[William C. Eubank]], former [[Jefferson County Sheriff]]
 
* [[June 7]]: [[Baylis Grace]], former [[Jefferson County Sheriff]] and tax assessor
 
* [[June 7]]: [[Baylis Grace]], former [[Jefferson County Sheriff]] and tax assessor
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* [[June 12]]: [[Eugene Jeffers]]
 
* [[Ellen Pratt Debardeleben]], first wife of [[Henry F. DeBardeleben]]
 
* [[Ellen Pratt Debardeleben]], first wife of [[Henry F. DeBardeleben]]
 
* [[Itishey Hagan]]
 
* [[Itishey Hagan]]

Latest revision as of 12:49, 14 August 2019

The Caldwell Hotel after the July 1894 fire

1894 was the 23nd year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.

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Harvie Branscomb

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Baylis Grace

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  • "John Pelham" poem about John Pelham by James R. Randall

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In 1894, Coca-Cola was sold in bottles for the first time. Blackpool Tower opened in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. Sadi Carnot, president of France, was assassinated. The Tower Bridge in London opened for traffic. The First Sino-Japanese War began. The Dreyfus Affair began in France with the conviction of French Army officer Alfred Dreyfus for treason.

Notable books published in 1894 included The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, Trilby by George du Maurier, The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope, The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, and Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain, . Notable music released included "The Little Lost Child" by Edward B. Marks & Joseph W. Stern and "The Sidewalks of New York" by Charles B. Lawlor & James W. Blake.

Notable births in 1894 included film director John Ford, illustrator Norman Rockwell, actor and comedian Jack Benny, dancer and choreographer Martha Graham, comedian Fred Allen, sexologist Alfred Kinsey, author Aldous Huxley, baseball player Harry "Slug" Heilmann, poet E. E. Cummings, cartoonist E. C. Segar, humorist James Thurber, and conductor Arthur Fiedler. Notable deaths included physicist Heinrich Hertz, inventor Adolphe Sax, Confederate general Jubal Early, baseball player Ned Williamson, King Hassan I of Morocco, politician and Union general Nathaniel P. Banks, author Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr, Tsar Alexander III of Russia, composer Anton Rubinstein, and author Robert Louis Stevenson.

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