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* In [[Avondale Park]], cages were erected for a small menagerie of animals.
 
* In [[Avondale Park]], cages were erected for a small menagerie of animals.
 
* Birmingham changed from a [[Mayor of Birmingham|Mayor]]-[[Birmingham Board of Aldermen|Aldermen]] system of government to a [[Birmingham City Commission|City Commission]].
 
* 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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* The [[Birmingham Equal Suffrage Association]] was founded.
 
* [[Columbus Day]] was declared a state holiday.
 
* [[Columbus Day]] was declared a state holiday.
 
* [[Jefferson County]] repealed local [[prohibition]].
 
* [[Jefferson County]] repealed local [[prohibition]].
  
 
===Business===
 
===Business===
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* [[May 31]]: The [[O'Brien Opera House|Shubert Theater]] was declared unsafe by the [[Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service|Birmingham Fire Chief]] and closed.
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* [[Edgewater|Edgewater Mine]] opened.
 
* [[Hill's Food Stores]] were founded in Birmingham.
 
* [[Hill's Food Stores]] were founded in Birmingham.
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* [[William J. Long]] purchased a Ford automobile won in a raffle by a farmer to advertise his [[Long-Lewis Hardware]] business.
 
* 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.<!--???-->
 
* [[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.
 
* [[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.
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* The [[Southern Progress|Progressive Farmer Company]] decided to establish a central office in Birmingham.
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===Government===
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* [[January 10]]: [[Walter McAdory]] became [[Jefferson County Sheriff]].
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* [[Truman Aldrich]] was appointed [[Postmaster of Birmingham]] by President Taft.
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* [[John R. Allan]] became [[Shelby County Sheriff]].
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* [[John Gray]] became [[Walker County Sheriff]].
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* [[Thomas McDonald]] was elected to the [[Alabama House of Representatives]].
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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.
  
 
===Religion===
 
===Religion===
 
* [[March 19]]: Reverend [[Hans Reuter]] was installed at [[First Lutheran Church|Zion Lutheran Church]].
 
* [[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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* [[Arthur Dycer]] was ordained in the Methodist Church of Canada.
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* [[Isadore Shapiro]] became president of the [[Levite Jewish Community Center|Young Men's Hebrew Association]].
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* [[J. R. Turner]] became pastor of [[Highlands United Methodist Church]].
  
 
===Sports===
 
===Sports===
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* [[John Longwell]] served as football coach of the [[Samford Bulldogs football|Howard College Bulldogs]].
 
* [[Guy Tutwiler]] joined the Detroit Tigers.
 
* [[Guy Tutwiler]] joined the Detroit Tigers.
  
 
== Works ==
 
== Works ==
[[Image:Women's Club House.jpg|right|thumb|175px|The Women's Club House]]
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[[Image:Women's Club House.jpg|right|thumb|225px|The Women's Club House]]
 
===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]]
 
* [[Buck Creek Mill]] addition
 
* [[Buck Creek Mill]] addition
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* [[Drennen Department Store]]
 
* [[Leeds High School]]
 
* [[Leeds High School]]
 
* [[16th Street Baptist Church]]
 
* [[16th Street Baptist Church]]
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* [[Roebuck Springs Country Club]]
 
* [[St Clair County Courthouse]] addition/modification
 
* [[St Clair County Courthouse]] addition/modification
 
* [[Southside Baptist Church]]
 
* [[Southside Baptist Church]]
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== Individuals ==
 
== Individuals ==
* [[January 10]]: [[Walter McAdory]] became [[Jefferson County Sheriff]].
 
 
* [[December 1]]: [[Alf Brown]] resigned as Captain of [[Birmingham Fire Station No. 2|Engine Company No. 2]].
 
* [[December 1]]: [[Alf Brown]] resigned as Captain of [[Birmingham Fire Station No. 2|Engine Company No. 2]].
* [[Truman Aldrich]] was appointed [[Postmaster of Birmingham]] by President Taft.
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* [[Christian Enslen]] retired as head of the [[Jefferson County Savings Bank]].
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* [[Frank Evans]] was appointed an examiner of accounts by the governor.
 
* [[Edgar C. Horton]] became head of the [[Weather Forecast Office Birmingham|Birmingham Weather Bureau]].
 
* [[Edgar C. Horton]] became head of the [[Weather Forecast Office Birmingham|Birmingham Weather Bureau]].
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* [[Miller Reese Hutchison]] became attached to Thomas Edison's laboratory.
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* [[Solon Jacobs]] became president of the [[Birmingham Athletic Club]].
 
* [[Geneva Mercer]] sold her first sculpture.
 
* [[Geneva Mercer]] sold her first sculpture.
* [[Hugh Morrow (senator)|Hugh Morrow]] was elected to a second in the [[Alabama State Senate]].
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* [[Robert Nelson]] became Birmingham's health officer.
* [[Emmet O'Neal]] became [[List of Governors of Alabama|Governor of Alabama]].
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* [[Oscar Underwood]] became U.S. House majority leader.
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===Births===
 
===Births===
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* [[John Evins]], business and civic leader
 
* [[John Evins]], business and civic leader
 
* [[Alfred Habeeb]], anesthesiologist
 
* [[Alfred Habeeb]], anesthesiologist
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===Graduations===
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* [[Octavus Roy Cohen]] from Clemson Agricultural College, engineering
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* [[Luther Hollums]] from [[Central High School]].
  
 
===Deaths===
 
===Deaths===
 
* [[May 24]]: [[Willie Lewis Staggs]], constable (murdered)
 
* [[May 24]]: [[Willie Lewis Staggs]], constable (murdered)
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* [[September 28]]: [[Julia Christian]], oldest known burial in [[Black Cemetery]]
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* [[Margaret Bailey]]
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* [[Hansford Chitty]], Confederate veteran
 
:* ''see also [[List of Birmingham homicides in 1911]]''.
 
:* ''see also [[List of Birmingham homicides in 1911]]''.
  
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== Gallery ==
 
== Gallery ==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
Image:Birmingham City Hall 1911.jpg|[[First Birmingham City Hall]] c. 1911
 
Image:Morris Avenue 1911.jpg|[[Morris Avenue]] c. 1911
 
 
Image:1911 Avondale Park postcard.jpg|[[Avondale Park]] postcard c. 1911
 
Image:1911 Avondale Park postcard.jpg|[[Avondale Park]] postcard c. 1911
 
Image:1911 Banner Mine explosion crowd.jpg|Crowd gathered after the [[1911 Banner Mine explosion]]
 
Image:1911 Banner Mine explosion crowd.jpg|Crowd gathered after the [[1911 Banner Mine explosion]]
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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
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  

Revision as of 13:17, 8 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

Government

Religion

Sports

Works

The Women's Club House

Buildings

Individuals

Births

Gail Patrick

Graduations

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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