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* [[Imaginary Planes]] was formed.
* [[Imaginary Planes]] was formed.
* [[Alice in Thunderland]] was formed.
* [[Alice in Thunderland]] was formed.
Latest revision as of 06:41, 4 December 2020
2007 was the 136th year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.
- January - April: Birmingham Festival of Arts Spotlight on the Czech Republic
- January 8: Bernard Kincaid delivered the 2007 State of the City address.
- January 12: The 2007 State of the Region luncheon was at the Harbert Center.
- February 2: A Cessna 172 with two aboard crashed in western Jefferson County.
- March 8: Governor Bob Riley designated George Watson Day.
- March 27: A non-discrimination resolution failed by a 3-4 vote in the Birmingham City Council.
- May 12: The 6th annual Buck Creek Festival was held in Old Town Helena.
- May 14: Two employees were killed during a robbery at a Wachovia Bank branch on Bessemer Superhighway in Bessemer.
- September 9: Cahaba Park Church held its first service.
- October: 2007 mayoral election
- October 25: Forever Wild acquired two tracts which added 9,746 acres to the Coosa Wildlife Management Area.
- Eric Walker founded the Beth Hallel Messianic Jewish church.
- Bessemer, Hoover, Graysville, Fultondale, and Leeds withdrew from the Storm Water Management Authority.
- May: The Bama 6 in Tuscaloosa closed for business.
- May 16: Daniel DeLong launched The Western Tribune in Bessemer.
- August 3: Jennifer Hunt Gallery opened.
- Will Haver and Jay Wilson purchased Otey's Tavern.
- John Hudson and Nyya Parson-Hudson opened the Hudson Law Firm.
- Iron Art closed.
- The Reznick Group acquired Birmingham's Tidwell & DeWitt.
- Monarch Windows and Doors was acquired by Woodgrain Millwork of Fruitland, Idaho.
- Dynamic Civil Solutions was incorporated in Maylene.
- Keen Communications was formed from the merger of Menasha Ridge Bress with Cincinnati, Ohio-based Clerisy Press.
- Rocco & Cheaters Speed Shop closed.
- Toro-Cordes Iron Arts moved to 2nd Avenue South in Forest Park-South Avondale.
- Karol Leggett opened the Kidz Closet and More consignment shop in Vestavia Hills.
- The law firm of Liles & Rushin was founded.
- February 23-25: 2007 Bassmaster Classic on Lay Lake
- June 10: Victor Mercedes became the first Baron to hit for the cycle since Reggie Jackson 40 years prior.
- Dickey Wright permanently succeeded Bob Newton as head coach of the Homewood football team.
The Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel estimated that 3 million people visited Birmingham and Jefferson County in 2007, accounting for 1.8 million hotel stays and $1.58 billion in travel-related spending.
- January: Jimmy DeButts joined the Birmingham Business Journal as a staff reporter.
- February 1: Long-time administrator Edna Snow retired from Homewood City Schools.
- February 14: Brian Mackin was promoted to UAB Blazers athletic director.
- Buck Brock succeeded Joseph Mathews, Jr as Vice President for Business Affairs at Samford University.
- Gary Jones became house organist for the Alabama Theatre.
- Edward Partridge was named full-time director of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.
- George Perdue retired from UAB.
- 2007 Leadership Birmingham
- Alabama Academy of Science's Gardner Award: Dan Holliman
- Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame: Bob Newton
- Alabama Lawyers' Hall of Fame: John Campbell, Howell Heflin, Thomas Jones, Patrick Richardson
- Birmingham Barons Hall of Fame: Joe Drake, Walt Dropo, Reggie Jackson and Norm Zauchin.
- Birmingham Record Collectors Hall of Fame: Bill Bolen, Ed Boutwell, Ben McKinnon, and Three on a String
- Harper Lee Award for Alabama's distinguished writer: William Cobb
- Miss Alabama: Jamie Langley
- Miss Shelby County: Liz Cochran
- UAB School of Medicine's "Distinguished Faculty Lecturer": Dale Benos
- World Golf Hall of Fame: Hubert Green
- Jason Simpson earned the American Meteorological Society's Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal.
- Robert Taylor won a fellowship from the Alabama State Council of the Arts.
- Elizabeth Garner retired from Pizitz Middle School.
- Cecil Whitmire retired as house organist of the Alabama Theatre.
- January 9: Samuel Burr, partner in Burr & Forman LLP
- January 9: Oliver Roosevelt, music critic for The Birmingham News
- January 13: Margaret Tingle, park director, Birmingham Park and Recreation Board
- January 24: Tom King, attorney and state senator
- January 24: Leon Medlock, former officer for the Birmingham Police Department
- February 7: Kellie Camp, elementary school teacher
- February 10: Johnny Mack Gore, country guitarist
- February 16: Mary Burks, environmentalist
- February 22: John Henry Mealing, railroad worker and "gandy dancer"
- February 24: B. Davie Napier, theologian
- February 28: Robert Luckie Jr, advertising executive
- March 8: Mama Petite, Birmingham Zoo hippopotamus
- March 13: James Walker, artist and historian
- March 27: James Perryman, basketball coach
- April 3: Conrad Rehling, golf coach
- April 4: Bob Clark, filmmaker
- April 8: Sid Ingram, former Robinson Elemenary and Banks High principal
- April 22: Juanita Millender-McDonald, United States Representative
- April 25: Billy Gafford, Captain in the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service
- April 27: Ronald Jenkins, biologist and Samford University professor
- April 29: Josh Hancock, pitcher for the St Louis Cardinals
- April 29: Lee Roberson, evangelist and author
- April 30: Thomas Stubbs, decorated World War II veteran and Alabama State Senator
- May 3: Arthur Lee Giles, convicted murderer
- May 6: Big Joe Duskin, blues and boogie-woogie pianist
- May 16: Topper Price, harmonica player
- May 19: Simmie Lavender, former president of the Jefferson County Citizens Coalition
- June 11: Cecil Bauer, former president of South Central Bell
- June 15: Leonard Weil, business executive
- June 15: Sherri Martel, professional wrestler and manager
- June 21: Mona, Birmingham Zoo elephant
- July 1: Keith Blayney, First dean of UAB's School of Health Professions
- July 6: James Jones, former Shelby County Sheriff
- July 7: Steve Orel, educator and activist
- July 11: Marshal Hagler, photographer
- July 15: Garage Kitty, feline mascot of the Garage Café
- July 20: Ward McIntyre, television personality
- July 28: Jon Darnell, rock musician
- July 29: Walter Johnsey, engineer, executive and political operative
- August 4: Jim Skinner, auto dealer and television personality
- August 7: William F. Walker, former Auburn University president
- August 22: Madelyn Poole, music director for Town and Gown Theatre
- September 6: Nora Ezell, folk quilter
- September 10: Cordray Parker, sculptor
- September 16: Louis Willie, business executive
- September 20: Joseph Schreiber, choirmaster and organist at Independent Presbyterian Church
- September 29: Hugo Black III, attorney
- September 29: James Crutcher, former pastor of 16th Street Baptist Church
- October 1: Jerome Murkerson, U. S. Marine
- October 8: Kayla Fanaei, UAB student and murder victim
- October 18: Bill Edmonds, founder of BE&K
- October 19: Margaret Fife, co-founder of Fife's Restaurant
- October 24: Pete Norris, banker, lawyer and judge
- November 4: Scott "Blue" Bernstein, jazz guitarist
- November 6; John Grenier, attorney and GOP official
- November 15: Joe Nuxhall, pitcher
- December 12: Warren Crow III, real estate executive
- November 18: Kapali Swamy, bar manager
- December 18: James Kidd, Jr, margarine executive
- December 20: Robert Tyler, hardware salesman
- December 23: Sandra Sokol, art collector
- 2600 Highland Avenue
- Alabama 4-H Environmental Science Education Center
- Aldi on Green Springs Highway
- Birmingham Social Security Administration Center
- Broadway Park condominiums
- ChristWay Church
- Colonial Center at Brookwood Village
- Colonial Promenade Fultondale
- "Eagle's Perch" 2nd grade wing at Center Point Elementary School
- Eastwood Village shopping center
- Gables at Glen Iris
- Guiding Light Church
- Innovation Depot
- McCrory Building in Hoover
- Parkridge Cottages
- Dax Swatek residence
- University House
- Wylam Oaks subdivision (site work and infrastructure)
- Pete Hanna Center at Samford University
- Pat M. Courington Tennis Pavilion at Samford University
- 2007 Alabama Steeldogs
- 2007 Birmingham Barons
- 2007 City Stages
- 2007 Iron Bowl
- 2007 SEC Baseball Tournament
- 2007 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival
- 2007 UAB Blazers football
- Williams, Roy L. (May 6, 2008) "Area's tourism 2nd to Alabama coast." Birmingham News
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