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* [[January 13]]: Seven miners were killed in the [[1930 Peerless Mine explosion]].  
 
* [[January 13]]: Seven miners were killed in the [[1930 Peerless Mine explosion]].  
 
* [[January 29]]: A [[List of snowfalls|rare snowfall]] brought 5.5 inches to Birmingham.
 
* [[January 29]]: A [[List of snowfalls|rare snowfall]] brought 5.5 inches to Birmingham.
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* [[April 30]]: The [[Mountain Brook Club]] opened to members.
 
* [[May 13]]: The [[USS Birmingham (CL-2)|USS ''Birmingham'' (CL-2)]] was sold for scrap.
 
* [[May 13]]: The [[USS Birmingham (CL-2)|USS ''Birmingham'' (CL-2)]] was sold for scrap.
 
* [[May 23]]: A memorial plaque was placed at [[Holman School]].
 
* [[May 23]]: A memorial plaque was placed at [[Holman School]].
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* [[July 29]]: An all-time record high of 107°F was recorded at the [[Weather Forecast Office Birmingham]]'s [[Weather Bureau Building]].
 
* [[December 10]]-[[December 19|19]]: The [[Birmingham Jug Band]] recorded nine songs for Okeh Records in Atlanta.
 
* [[December 10]]-[[December 19|19]]: The [[Birmingham Jug Band]] recorded nine songs for Okeh Records in Atlanta.
 
* Four [[World War I]] German guns were relocated to [[Altamont Park]] from [[Woodrow Wilson Park]].
 
* Four [[World War I]] German guns were relocated to [[Altamont Park]] from [[Woodrow Wilson Park]].
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* [[Oscar Wells]] retired as president of [[First National Bank of Birmingham]] after 15 years.  [[John Persons]] became the new president.
 
* [[Oscar Wells]] retired as president of [[First National Bank of Birmingham]] after 15 years.  [[John Persons]] became the new president.
 
* [[Gordon Persons]] and Howard Pill launched Montgomery's first radio station, WSFA-AM.
 
* [[Gordon Persons]] and Howard Pill launched Montgomery's first radio station, WSFA-AM.
* The [[Republic Steel Corporation]] acquired all of the [[Republic Iron & Steel Company]]'s assets.
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* The [[Republic Steel Corporation]] acquired all of the [[Republic Steel & Iron Company]]'s Alabama assets.
 
* [[Ben Weil]] founded the [[Mayer Electric Supply|Electric Supply Company]], now [[Mayer Electric Supply]].
 
* [[Ben Weil]] founded the [[Mayer Electric Supply|Electric Supply Company]], now [[Mayer Electric Supply]].
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* [[Bedford Seale]] and [[James Vakakes]] founded the [[Seale Lumber Co.]]
  
 
===Religion===
 
===Religion===
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===Buildings===
 
===Buildings===
 
* [[Five Points Bowling Center]]
 
* [[Five Points Bowling Center]]
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* [[Mountain Brook Club]]
 
* [[North Birmingham Elementary School]] addition
 
* [[North Birmingham Elementary School]] addition
 
* [[Ramsay High School]]
 
* [[Ramsay High School]]
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* [[Ware Building]]
 
* [[Ware Building]]
 
* [[West End High School]]
 
* [[West End High School]]
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* [[Joseph Weaver residence]] on [[81st Street South]]
  
 
=== Music ===
 
=== Music ===
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* Architect [[John Miller (architect)|John Miller]] retired.
 
* Architect [[John Miller (architect)|John Miller]] retired.
 
* Sculptor [[Giuseppe Moretti]] moved back to Italy with his wife and assistant.
 
* Sculptor [[Giuseppe Moretti]] moved back to Italy with his wife and assistant.
* [[John Persons]] was promoted to Brigadier General in the [[Alabama National Guard]].
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* [[John Persons]] was promoted to Brigadier General in the [[Alabama National Guard]] and succeeded [[Oscar Wells]] as president of the [[First National Bank of Birmingham]].
 
* [[Dorsey Whittington]] became director of the [[Birmingham Conservatory of Music]].
 
* [[Dorsey Whittington]] became director of the [[Birmingham Conservatory of Music]].
 
* [[L. Virgil Wilder]] became principal of [[Wilson Elementary School]].
 
* [[L. Virgil Wilder]] became principal of [[Wilson Elementary School]].
  
 
===Births===
 
===Births===
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* [[January 5]]: [[Mamie Brown]], choir director and healthcare consultant
 
* [[February 3]]: [[David Foley]], priest
 
* [[February 3]]: [[David Foley]], priest
 
* [[February 18]]: [[Frank House]], baseball player
 
* [[February 18]]: [[Frank House]], baseball player
 
* [[February 23]]: [[Pete Clifford]], Methodist minister and [[Birmingham City Council]] member
 
* [[February 23]]: [[Pete Clifford]], Methodist minister and [[Birmingham City Council]] member
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* [[February 24]]: [[Richard Pizitz]], retailer
 
* [[February 26]]: [[Sara Finley]], medical geneticist
 
* [[February 26]]: [[Sara Finley]], medical geneticist
 
* [[March 11]]: [[Chuck Morgan]], attorney
 
* [[March 11]]: [[Chuck Morgan]], attorney
 
* [[March 19]]: [[June Shaw|June Fore Shaw]], pathologist
 
* [[March 19]]: [[June Shaw|June Fore Shaw]], pathologist
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* [[March 31]]: [[Peggy Prickett]], clothier
 
* [[May 28]]: [[Douglas E. Jones]], professor of geology and college administrator
 
* [[May 28]]: [[Douglas E. Jones]], professor of geology and college administrator
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* [[June 6]]: [[Warren Crow III]], real estate executive
 
* [[June 12]]: [[Jim Nabors]], actor
 
* [[June 12]]: [[Jim Nabors]], actor
 
* [[June 20]]: [[Bobby Frank Cherry]], church bomber
 
* [[June 20]]: [[Bobby Frank Cherry]], church bomber
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* [[August 18]]: [[Gene Bartow]], basketball coach
 
* [[August 18]]: [[Gene Bartow]], basketball coach
 
* [[August 24]]: [[John Grenier]], attorney and politician
 
* [[August 24]]: [[John Grenier]], attorney and politician
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* [[September 7]]: [[Mable Anderson]] psychology professor and activist
 
* [[September 24]]: [[Len Rossi]], wrestler
 
* [[September 24]]: [[Len Rossi]], wrestler
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* [[October 7]]: [[Boots Carroll]], actress
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* [[November 2]]: [[David Orange]], [[Jefferson County Commission]] president
 
* [[December 13]]: [[Country Boy Eddie]], country singer
 
* [[December 13]]: [[Country Boy Eddie]], country singer
 
* [[December 15]]: [[John Claypool]], minister
 
* [[December 15]]: [[John Claypool]], minister
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* [[Ward McIntyre]], broadcaster
 
* [[Ward McIntyre]], broadcaster
 
* [[Huland Moore]], jewelry repairer
 
* [[Huland Moore]], jewelry repairer
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* [[Bill Myers]], [[List of Birmingham police chiefs|Birmingham Police chief]]
 
* [[Shorty White]], football coach
 
* [[Shorty White]], football coach
 
* [[W. L. Williams, Jr]], attorney
 
* [[W. L. Williams, Jr]], attorney
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* [[January 8]]: [[Benjamin Wyman]], physician
 
* [[January 8]]: [[Benjamin Wyman]], physician
 
* [[February 9]]: [[Tom Ashford]], alderman and business owner
 
* [[February 9]]: [[Tom Ashford]], alderman and business owner
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* [[April 7]]: [[William Harding]], banker
 
* [[April 11]]: [[Alexander Dearborn]], real estate executive
 
* [[April 11]]: [[Alexander Dearborn]], real estate executive
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* [[June 20]]: [[Zachariah Nabers Jr]], investor
 
* [[August 15]]: [[Guy Tutwiler]], baseball player
 
* [[August 15]]: [[Guy Tutwiler]], baseball player
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* [[November 18]]: [[Harvey Woodward]], real estate heir
 
* December: [[Joseph Bishop]], miner
 
* December: [[Joseph Bishop]], miner
 
* [[December 12]]: [[Al Hochstadter]], bottler
 
* [[December 12]]: [[Al Hochstadter]], bottler
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* [[John Carmichael]], chancellor  
 
* [[John Carmichael]], chancellor  
 
* [[Mary Gordon Duffee]], historian
 
* [[Mary Gordon Duffee]], historian
* [[James Weatherly]], attorney and Birmingham City Commissioner
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* [[Horace Salter]], first Postmaster of [[Elyton]]
* [[Harvey G. Woodward]], businessman
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* [[James Weatherly]], attorney and [[Birmingham City Commission]]er
  
 
==Context==
 
==Context==

Latest revision as of 05:11, 24 September 2020

1930 was the 59th year after the founding of the city of Birmingham.

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In 1930, the Great Depression continued. The dwarf planet Pluto was discovered. Mahatma Gandhi led the Dandi Salt March protesting the British-imposed salt tax. The first frozen foods of Clarence Birdseye went on sale in Springfield, Massachusetts. Turkish cities Constantinople and Angora officially became Istanbul and Ankara. Twinkies, Neoprene, and the chocolate chip cookie were invented. The Shadow debuted on radio. Betty Boop debuted in Dizzy Dishes. Karl Landsteiner won the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his earlier discovery of human blood types and work in blood transfusions.

Books published in 1930 included As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper, and 1066 and All That by W. C. Sellar and R. J. Yeatman. The Nobel Prize for Literature went to Sinclair Lewis.

Songs published in 1930 included "Georgia on My Mind" by Hoagy Carmichael & Stuart Gorrell and "I Got Rhythm" by George & Ira Gershwin. Top hits included "Happy Days Are Here Again" by Charles King and "Puttin' On The Ritz" by Harry Richman.

All Quiet on the Western Front was the top-grossing film and won Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director (Lewis Milestone). Other top-grossing films included Whoopee!, Hell's Angels, Animal Crackers, and Feet First. George Arliss took the Best Actor award and Norma Shearer was Best Actress.

Notable births in 1930 included film and television executive Roy E. Disney, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, singer Bobby “Blue” Bland, actor Gene Hackman, televangelist Pat Robertson, composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, actor Steve McQueen, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, film director Richard Donner, politician Harvey Milk, actor Clint Eastwood, billionaire Ross Perot, businessman George Steinbrenner, astronaut Neil Armstrong, musician Don Ho, actor Sean Connery, entrepreneur Warren Buffett, and musician Ray Charles. Notable deaths included writer D. H. Lawrence; President William Howard Taft; writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; actor Lon Chaney, Sr; and industrialist Herbert Henry Dow.

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