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* [[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.
 
* [[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.
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* [[May 23]]: A memorial plaque was placed at [[Holman School]].
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* [[December 10]]-[[December 19|19]]: The [[Birmingham Jug Band]] recorded nine songs for Okeh Records in Atlanta.
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* Four [[World War I]] German guns were relocated to [[Altamont Park]] from [[Woodrow Wilson Park]].
 
* A total of 811 first-run motion pictures were screened in Birmingham of which 673 received the [[Birmingham Motion Picture Council]]'s endorsement.
 
* A total of 811 first-run motion pictures were screened in Birmingham of which 673 received the [[Birmingham Motion Picture Council]]'s endorsement.
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* The [[Golden Leaf Quartet]] recorded for Brunswick Records in Atlanta.
 
* [[Inland Lake]] was created with a dam on the [[Blackburn Fork]] of the [[Little Warrior River]].
 
* [[Inland Lake]] was created with a dam on the [[Blackburn Fork]] of the [[Little Warrior River]].
 
* [[Paul Hayne School]] converted from a high school to Paul Hayne Opportunity High School with [[R. F. Jarvis]] as principal.
 
* [[Paul Hayne School]] converted from a high school to Paul Hayne Opportunity High School with [[R. F. Jarvis]] as principal.
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* [[August 16]]: Communist Party newspaper ''[[Southern Worker|The Southern Worker]]'' began publication.
 
* [[August 16]]: Communist Party newspaper ''[[Southern Worker|The Southern Worker]]'' began publication.
 
* [[American Trust and Savings Bank]] merged with [[First National Bank of Birmingham]].
 
* [[American Trust and Savings Bank]] merged with [[First National Bank of Birmingham]].
* [[Oscar Wells]] retired as president of [[First National Bank of Birmingham]] after 15 years.  [[John Persons]] became the new president.
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* The [[Bank of Alabama (Ensley)|Bank of Alabama]] failed and sold its assets to the [[Ensley National Bank]].
 
* The [[Bank of Ensley]] closed.
 
* The [[Bank of Ensley]] closed.
 
* The [[Birmingham|City of Birmingham]] was forced to withdraw funding from [[WAPI-AM]].
 
* The [[Birmingham|City of Birmingham]] was forced to withdraw funding from [[WAPI-AM]].
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* The [[Ensley Grill]] opened for business.
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* [[Ollie Wade McClung]] joined his father, [[James Ollie McClung]], at [[Ollie's Barbecue]].
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* The [[Ritz Theatre]] was bought by the Radio-Keith-Orpheum Company (RKO) and [[Karl Hoblitzelle]] was named managing director.
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* [[Oscar Wells]] retired as president of [[First National Bank of Birmingham]] after 15 years.  [[John Persons]] became the new president.
  
 
===Religion===
 
===Religion===
 
* [[Abraham Bengis]] became rabbi of the [[Knesseth Israel Congregation]] and [[Temple Beth-El]].
 
* [[Abraham Bengis]] became rabbi of the [[Knesseth Israel Congregation]] and [[Temple Beth-El]].
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* [[First United Methodist Church of Bessemer]] added a pipe organ.
 
* [[Pleasant Sabine Baptist Church]] suffered a fire.
 
* [[Pleasant Sabine Baptist Church]] suffered a fire.
  
 
===Sports===
 
===Sports===
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* [[June 27]]: [[Charlie Perkins]] debuted pitching for the Philadelphia Athletics.
 
* [[November 27]]: [[War Eagle#War_Eagle_II_.281930.29|War Eagle II]] debuted.
 
* [[November 27]]: [[War Eagle#War_Eagle_II_.281930.29|War Eagle II]] debuted.
 
* [[Ivy Andrews]] played for the [[Birmingham Barons]].
 
* [[Ivy Andrews]] played for the [[Birmingham Barons]].
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* [[North Birmingham Elementary School]] addition
 
* [[North Birmingham Elementary School]] addition
 
* [[Ramsay High School]]
 
* [[Ramsay High School]]
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* [[Simon-Buck House]]
 
* [[Theodore Swann residence]]
 
* [[Theodore Swann residence]]
 
* [[Ware Building]]
 
* [[Ware Building]]
 
* [[West End High School]]
 
* [[West End High School]]
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=== Music ===
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* "[[Birmingham Jail (song)|New Birmingham Jail]]" by Jimmie Tarlton and Tom Darby
  
 
== Individuals ==
 
== Individuals ==
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* [[W. R. McCord]] became principal of [[Thomas School]].
 
* [[W. R. McCord]] became principal of [[Thomas School]].
 
* Architect [[John Miller (architect)|John Miller]] retired.
 
* Architect [[John Miller (architect)|John Miller]] retired.
* [[Giuseppe Moretti]] moved back to Italy with his wife and assistant.
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* Sculptor [[Giuseppe Moretti]] moved back to Italy with his wife and assistant.
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* [[John Persons]] was promoted to Brigadier General in the [[Alabama National Guard]].
 
* [[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]].
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* [[June 20]]: [[Bobby Frank Cherry]], church bomber
 
* [[June 20]]: [[Bobby Frank Cherry]], church bomber
 
* [[July 4]]: [[Marion Worth]], country music singer
 
* [[July 4]]: [[Marion Worth]], country music singer
* [[July 30]]: [[A. D. King]], pastor and Civil Rights leader
 
 
* [[July 22]]: [[Jerry Grundhoefer]], nightclub owner
 
* [[July 22]]: [[Jerry Grundhoefer]], nightclub owner
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* [[July 30]]: [[A. D. King]], pastor and Civil Rights leader
 
* [[August 14]]: [[Joseph Schreiber]], choirmaster
 
* [[August 14]]: [[Joseph Schreiber]], choirmaster
 
* [[August 18]]: [[Gene Bartow]], basketball coach
 
* [[August 18]]: [[Gene Bartow]], basketball coach
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* [[Nina Miglionico]] from [[Woodlawn High School]]
 
* [[Nina Miglionico]] from [[Woodlawn High School]]
 
* [[Virginia Tyler]] from [[Birmingham-Southern College]], bachelor's degree in English
 
* [[Virginia Tyler]] from [[Birmingham-Southern College]], bachelor's degree in English
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* [[Carl Elliott]] from Vina High School
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* [[William Bradford Huie]] from the [[University of Alabama]]
  
 
=== Marriages ===
 
=== Marriages ===
* Rev. [[John C. Fletcher]] to Estelle Caldwell.
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* [[May 28]]: [[Pedro Gusman]] to Vera Hancock
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* Rev. [[John C. Fletcher]] to Estelle Caldwell
  
 
===Deaths===
 
===Deaths===

Revision as of 08:27, 31 March 2011

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

Events

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Religion

Sports

Works

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Music

Individuals

Births

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Context

In 1930, the Great Depression continued.


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