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[[Image:Roosevelt in Ensley 1911 sm.jpg|right|thumb|375px|Former president Theodore Roosevelt addresses a crowd in [[Ensley]] during the [[1911 National Child Labor Committee Conference|7th Annual Conference on Child Labor]].]]
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[[Image:20th Street N 1911.jpg|right|thumb|375px|[[20th Street North]] c. 1911]]
 
'''1911''' was the 40th year after the founding of the city of [[Birmingham]].
 
'''1911''' was the 40th year after the founding of the city of [[Birmingham]].
  
 
==Events==
 
==Events==
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[[Image:Roosevelt in Ensley 1911 sm.jpg|right|thumb|375px|Former president Theodore Roosevelt addresses a crowd in [[Ensley]] during the [[1911 National Child Labor Committee Conference|7th Annual Conference on Child Labor]].]]
 
* [[March 10]]–[[March 12|12]]: The [[1911 National Child Labor Committee Conference|7th Annual Conference on Child Labor]] was held in Birmingham.
 
* [[March 10]]–[[March 12|12]]: The [[1911 National Child Labor Committee Conference|7th Annual Conference on Child Labor]] was held in Birmingham.
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* April: Construction of "model industrial city" [[Fairfield|Corey]], begun in March [[1910]], was substantially completed.
 
* [[April 8]]: The [[1911 Banner Mine explosion]] killed 128 convict miners.
 
* [[April 8]]: The [[1911 Banner Mine explosion]] killed 128 convict miners.
 
* [[June 17]]: [[Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children|Holy Innocents Hospital]] was founded.
 
* [[June 17]]: [[Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children|Holy Innocents Hospital]] was founded.
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* The [[University of Montevallo|Alabama Girls’ Industrial School]] became the Alabama Girls’ Technical Institute.
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* The [[Kessler Building|Allen Building]] was damaged by fire, requiring renewal of its facade.
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* In [[Avondale Park]], cages were erected for a small menagerie of animals.
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* Birmingham changed from a [[Mayor of Birmingham|Mayor]]-[[Birmingham Board of Aldermen|Aldermen]] system of government to a [[Birmingham City Commission|City Commission]].
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* [[Columbus Day]] was declared a state holiday.
 
* [[Jefferson County]] repealed local [[prohibition]].
 
* [[Jefferson County]] repealed local [[prohibition]].
  
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* The [[Motlow Distilling Company|Jack Daniel Distilling Company]] returned to Birmingham.
 
* The [[Motlow Distilling Company|Jack Daniel Distilling Company]] returned to Birmingham.
 
* Bottler [[National Dope Company]] went out of business.<!--???-->
 
* Bottler [[National Dope Company]] went out of business.<!--???-->
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* [[Louis Gelders]] and [[G. W. Beringer]] purchased [[Parisian|Parisian Dry Goods & Millinery Company]] from Bertha and Estella Sommers, changing the name to The Parisian Company.
  
 
===Religion===
 
===Religion===
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* [[March 19]]: Reverend [[Hans Reuter]] was installed at [[First Lutheran Church|Zion Lutheran Church]].
 
* The [[Altrurian Society]] was founded in Birmingham.
 
* The [[Altrurian Society]] was founded in Birmingham.
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===Sports===
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* [[Guy Tutwiler]] joined the Detroit Tigers.
  
 
== Works ==
 
== Works ==
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===Buildings===
 
===Buildings===
 
* [[1st Church of Christ, Scientist (1911 building)|1st Church of Christ, Scientist]]
 
* [[1st Church of Christ, Scientist (1911 building)|1st Church of Christ, Scientist]]
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* [[Buck Creek Mill]] addition
 
* [[Leeds High School]]
 
* [[Leeds High School]]
 
* [[16th Street Baptist Church]]
 
* [[16th Street Baptist Church]]
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* [[St Clair County Courthouse]] addition/modification
 
* [[Southside Baptist Church]]
 
* [[Southside Baptist Church]]
 
* [[Women's Club House]]
 
* [[Women's Club House]]
  
 
== Individuals ==
 
== Individuals ==
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* [[January 10]]: [[Walter McAdory]] became [[Jefferson County Sheriff]].
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* [[December 1]]: [[Alf Brown]] resigned as Captain of [[Birmingham Fire Station No. 2|Engine Company No. 2]].
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* [[Truman Aldrich]] was appointed [[Postmaster of Birmingham]] by President Taft.
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* [[Edgar C. Horton]] became head of the [[Weather Forecast Office Birmingham|Birmingham Weather Bureau]].
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* [[Geneva Mercer]] sold her first sculpture.
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* [[Hugh Morrow (senator)|Hugh Morrow]] was elected to a second in the [[Alabama State Senate]].
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* [[Emmet O'Neal]] became [[List of Governors of Alabama|Governor of Alabama]].
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* [[Oscar Underwood]] became U.S. House majority leader.
  
 
===Births===
 
===Births===
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== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
 
* [[1911 Birmingham Barons]]
 
* [[1911 Birmingham Barons]]
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== Gallery ==
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<gallery>
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Image:Birmingham City Hall 1911.jpg|[[First Birmingham City Hall]] c. 1911
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Image:Morris Avenue 1911.jpg|[[Morris Avenue]] c. 1911
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Image:1911 Avondale Park postcard.jpg|[[Avondale Park]] postcard c. 1911
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Image:1911 Banner Mine explosion crowd.jpg|Crowd gathered after the [[1911 Banner Mine explosion]]
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</gallery>
  
 
==Context==
 
==Context==

Revision as of 12:24, 6 April 2011

1911 was the 40th year after the founding of the city of Birmingham.

Events

Former president Theodore Roosevelt addresses a crowd in Ensley during the 7th Annual Conference on Child Labor.

Business

Religion

Sports

Works

The Women's Club House

Buildings

Individuals

Births

Gail Patrick

Deaths

See Also

Gallery

Context

In 1911, the first Monte Carlo races were held. A fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City killed 146. The Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre. Roald Amundsen's expedition became the first to reach the South Pole.

Books published in 1911 included The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett and The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. Popular music published included "Alexander's Ragtime Band" by Irving Berlin and "(On) Moonlight Bay" by Edward Madden & Percy Wenrich.

Notable births in 1911 included burlesque entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee, baseball player Hank Greenberg, actress Butterfly McQueen, President Ronald Reagan, author L. Ron Hubbard, murderer Jack Ruby, playwright Tennessee Williams, chemist Melvin Calvin, actor Vincent Price, film composer Bernard Herrmann, singer LaVerne Andrews, actress & dancer Ginger Rogers, actress Lucille Ball, and singer & actor Roy Rogers. Notable deaths included composer Gustav Mahler, dramatist W. S. Gilbert, temperance activist Carrie Nation, Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan, aviator Eugene Burton Ely, and newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer.

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