Difference between revisions of "1924"

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==Events==
 
==Events==
 
* [[January 15]]: Russian pianist and composer [[Sergei Rachmaninoff]] performed in Birmingham.
 
* [[January 15]]: Russian pianist and composer [[Sergei Rachmaninoff]] performed in Birmingham.
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* [[May 22]]: The Pennsylvania Serenaders kicked off the summer season at [[Edgewood Park]]'s "[[Dreamland]]" dance hall.
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* October: The [[Robert E. Lee Klan No. 1]] hosted a rally which filled the grandstands at [[Rickwood Field]] with more than 23,000 people.
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* October: A fight broke out at [[Joy Young Restaurant]], requiring 6 detectives and 2 patrolmen to break up.
 
* The [[Jefferson County Free Library]] bookmobile was launched by the [[Jefferson County Board of Revenue]] and the [[Birmingham Library Board]].
 
* The [[Jefferson County Free Library]] bookmobile was launched by the [[Jefferson County Board of Revenue]] and the [[Birmingham Library Board]].
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* A 43-acre parcel was added to [[Elmwood Cemetery]].
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* [[North Birmingham]]'s [[Mineral Springs Park]] was dedicated as a [[List of Birmingham parks|Birmingham city park]].
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* The [[Alabama National Guard]]'s [[106th Observation Squadron|114th Observation Squadron]] was redesignated as the [[106th Observation Squadron]].
  
 
==Business==
 
==Business==
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* The [[Preston Motors Corporation]] failed.
 
* The [[Preston Motors Corporation]] failed.
 
* The [[Valley View Mine]] closed.
 
* The [[Valley View Mine]] closed.
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==Government==
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* [[1924 primary elections]]
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* [[1924 general election]]
  
 
==Education==
 
==Education==
 
* [[Bluff Park Elementary School]] opened.
 
* [[Bluff Park Elementary School]] opened.
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* Construction of [[Edgewood Elementary School]] began.
  
 
==Religion==
 
==Religion==
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==Sports==
 
==Sports==
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* [[August 20]]: [[Stuffy Stewart]] set a still-standing [[Birmingham Barons]] record with 5 stolen bases in a game.
 
* [[Alabama State University|Lincoln Normal School]] won their first football game against the [[Alabama A&M University|State Agricultural and Mechanical College for Negroes]] 30-0, a match-up that later became known as the [[Magic City Classic]]
 
* [[Alabama State University|Lincoln Normal School]] won their first football game against the [[Alabama A&M University|State Agricultural and Mechanical College for Negroes]] 30-0, a match-up that later became known as the [[Magic City Classic]]
 
* The "[[Erskine Ramsay Cup]]" was first presented to the [[Birmingham City Schools|Birmingham high school]] that exhibited the greatest commitment to sportsmanship.
 
* The "[[Erskine Ramsay Cup]]" was first presented to the [[Birmingham City Schools|Birmingham high school]] that exhibited the greatest commitment to sportsmanship.
  
 
==Works==
 
==Works==
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* ''[[Bed Rock]]'', novel by [[Jack Bethea]]
 
* "[[A Park System for Birmingham]]" report by the Olmsted Brothers to the [[Birmingham Park and Recreation Board]].
 
* "[[A Park System for Birmingham]]" report by the Olmsted Brothers to the [[Birmingham Park and Recreation Board]].
  
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* [[Boutwell Auditorium|Municipal Auditorium]] in [[downtown Birmingham]]
 
* [[Boutwell Auditorium|Municipal Auditorium]] in [[downtown Birmingham]]
 
* [[Burger-Phillips building]] on [[3rd Avenue North]]
 
* [[Burger-Phillips building]] on [[3rd Avenue North]]
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* [[Center Point Elementary School|Center Point School]]
 
* [[Claridge Manor Apartments]] in [[Highland Park]]
 
* [[Claridge Manor Apartments]] in [[Highland Park]]
 
* [[Colored Masonic Temple]] on [[4th Avenue North]]
 
* [[Colored Masonic Temple]] on [[4th Avenue North]]
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==Individuals==
 
==Individuals==
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* [[Oscar Underwood]] was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.
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* [[Dorothy Sebastian]] divorced [[Allen Stafford]].
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* [[Charles McDowell]] served two days as [[Governor of Alabama]] during the absence of [[William Brandon]].
  
 
===Births===
 
===Births===

Revision as of 07:56, 9 August 2022

1924 was the 53rd year after the founding of the city of Birmingham.

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