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* [[January 26]]: [[CityCoupons.com]] and [[PricePunch.com]] merged.
 
* [[January 26]]: [[CityCoupons.com]] and [[PricePunch.com]] merged.
 
* February: [[Belle Foods]] purchased 57 grocery stores from [[Southern Family Markets]].
 
* February: [[Belle Foods]] purchased 57 grocery stores from [[Southern Family Markets]].
* [[Iron Tribe Fitness]] opened on [[3rd Avenue South]] downtown.
 
* [[Saw's BBQ]] opened a second location on [[41st Street South]] in [[Avondale]].
 
 
* [[March 29]]: [[Freshfully]] won the [[Occupy Avondale]] contest.
 
* [[March 29]]: [[Freshfully]] won the [[Occupy Avondale]] contest.
* [[April 9]]: [[Concert Care]] was launched at [[Innovation Depot]].
 
 
* April: [[Jacob Shevin]] took over as president of [[Standard Furniture]].
 
* April: [[Jacob Shevin]] took over as president of [[Standard Furniture]].
 
* [[Primavera]] coffee roasters moved to [[Homewood]] under the [[Octane]] nameplate.
 
* [[Primavera]] coffee roasters moved to [[Homewood]] under the [[Octane]] nameplate.
* April: [[Sababa]] kosher restaurant opened on [[Overton Road]].
 
 
* [[April 4]]: [[Regions Bank]] completed repayment of a $3.5 billion loan from the United States' Troubled Asset Relief Program.
 
* [[April 4]]: [[Regions Bank]] completed repayment of a $3.5 billion loan from the United States' Troubled Asset Relief Program.
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* May: [[Balch & Bingham]] merged with [[Presley Burton & Collier]].
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* June: [[Massey, Stotser & Nichols]] merged with [[Sherrer & Sherrer]].
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* July: [[Millie Ray's]] moved from Montgomery to [[Irondale]]'s [[Commerce Square Business Park]].
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* [[October 1]]: ''[[The Birmingham News]]'' moved from a daily-printed newspaper to a Sunday-Wednesday-Friday schedule.
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* [[Indie Candy]] relocated from [[Crestline Village]] to [[Moody]].
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* [[May 18]]: [[Alabama Trust Bank]] was closed by regulators and acquired by [[Southern States Bank]].
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===Establishments==
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* [[Iron Tribe Fitness]] opened on [[3rd Avenue South]] downtown.
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* [[Saw's BBQ]] opened a second location on [[41st Street South]] in [[Avondale]].
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* [[April 9]]: [[Concert Care]] was launched at [[Innovation Depot]].
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* April: [[Sababa]] kosher restaurant opened on [[Overton Road]].
 
* [[April 24]]: [[Greg's Hot Dogs]] cart began operating downtown.
 
* [[April 24]]: [[Greg's Hot Dogs]] cart began operating downtown.
 
* [[May 1]]: [[Freshfully]] opened its retail store at 200 [[41st Street South]].
 
* [[May 1]]: [[Freshfully]] opened its retail store at 200 [[41st Street South]].
* [[May 18]]: [[Alabama Trust Bank]] was closed by regulators and acquired by [[Southern States Bank]].
 
* May: [[Balch & Bingham]] merged with [[Presley Burton & Collier]].
 
 
* May: [[Steel City Pops]] opened on [[Central Avenue Homewood|Central Avenue]] in [[Homewood]].
 
* May: [[Steel City Pops]] opened on [[Central Avenue Homewood|Central Avenue]] in [[Homewood]].
 
* May: [[Mad Doctor Game Shop]] opened at 1318 [[20th Street South]].
 
* May: [[Mad Doctor Game Shop]] opened at 1318 [[20th Street South]].
 
* [[May 30]]: [[Earth Fare]] opened at the [[Riverchase Galleria]].
 
* [[May 30]]: [[Earth Fare]] opened at the [[Riverchase Galleria]].
* June: [[Massey, Stotser & Nichols]] merged with [[Sherrer & Sherrer]].
 
* July: [[Millie Ray's]] moved from Montgomery to [[Irondale]]'s [[Commerce Square Business Park]].
 
 
* August: [[The Southern Diner]] opened in [[Trussville]].
 
* August: [[The Southern Diner]] opened in [[Trussville]].
 
* [[August 24]]: [[North Tavern]] opened in [[Grayson Valley]].
 
* [[August 24]]: [[North Tavern]] opened in [[Grayson Valley]].
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* September: [[Trios]] opened.
 
* September: [[Trios]] opened.
 
* September: [[Eli Braxton|Eli]] and [[Gwen Braxton]] reopened the [[Tide & Tiger|Tide & Tiger Lounge]] near [[Legion Field]].
 
* September: [[Eli Braxton|Eli]] and [[Gwen Braxton]] reopened the [[Tide & Tiger|Tide & Tiger Lounge]] near [[Legion Field]].
* [[October 1]]: ''[[The Birmingham News]]'' moved from a daily-printed newspaper to a Sunday-Wednesday-Friday schedule.
 
 
* November: [[A Hole in One]] donut truck debuted.
 
* November: [[A Hole in One]] donut truck debuted.
 
* [[November 20]]: [[World of Beer]] in [[Pickwick Plaza]] opened.
 
* [[November 20]]: [[World of Beer]] in [[Pickwick Plaza]] opened.
 
* [[November 27]]: [[Steel Drum Grill]] opened in the former [[Sababa]] location on [[Overton Road]].
 
* [[November 27]]: [[Steel Drum Grill]] opened in the former [[Sababa]] location on [[Overton Road]].
 
* December: [[Iron City Live]] opened.
 
* December: [[Iron City Live]] opened.
* [[Indie Candy]] relocated from [[Crestline Village]] to [[Moody]].
 
 
* [[JukeSlot]] was founded.
 
* [[JukeSlot]] was founded.
 
* [[Fancy Goods Variety]] opened at [[Rocky Ridge Square]] in [[Vestavia Hills]].
 
* [[Fancy Goods Variety]] opened at [[Rocky Ridge Square]] in [[Vestavia Hills]].
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* [[Bill Naugher]] founded [[Crest Publishers]]
  
 
===Disestablishments===
 
===Disestablishments===

Revision as of 12:58, 18 June 2021

2012 was the 141st year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.

Events

Business

Freshfully

=Establishments

Disestablishments

Lovoy's

Government

Sports

Individuals

Births

Awards

Graduations

Retirements

Deaths

Gene Bartow
R. G. Armstrong
Eleanor Kidd
See also List of Birmingham homicides in 2012 and List of homicides in 2012

Works

Jim Dinney's 2012 Alabama Waterfowl Stamp

Buildings

Books

See Also

Context

In 2012, Europe experienced a debt crisis. The Encyclopædia Britannica discontinued its print edition. Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her diamond jubilee. The final 21st century Venus transit occurred. A mass shooting took place at a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado. The Summer Olympics were held in London. CERN announced the discovery of a new particle with properties consistent with the Higgs boson after experiments at the Large Hadron Collider. Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory mission's rover, successfully landed on Mars. Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner broke several records during a space dive out of the Red Bull Stratos helium-filled balloon from 24 miles over Roswell, New Mexico. Hurricane Sandy struck the east coast. Barack Obama won the re-election as President. Twenty-six people, mostly children, were killed by a gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

The top-grossing films in 2012 included The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, The Hunger Games, Skyfall, and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Argo took the Academy Award for Best Picture. Best Director went to Ang Lee (Life of Pi), Best Actor went to Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln), and Best Actress went to Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook).

Top pop music hits in 2012 included "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen, "One More Night" by Maroon 5, "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye featuring Kimbra, and "We Are Young" by fun. featuring Janelle Monáe. The Grammy for Record of the Year went to "Somebody That I Used to Know", Album of the Year went to "Babel" by Mumford & Sons, Song of the Year went to "We Are Young", and Best New Artist went to fun.

Notable deaths in 2012 included singer Etta James, singer Whitney Houston, singer Davy Jones, comic artist Jean "Moebius" Giraud, journalist Mike Wallace, television host Dick Clark, children's author Maurice Sendak, hairdresser Vidal Sassoon, singer Donna Summer, singer Robin Gibb, author Ray Bradbury, actor Andy Griffith, actor Ernest Borgnine, author Stephen Covey, astronaut Sally Ride, film director Tony Scott, comedian Phyllis Diller, astronaut Neil Armstrong, religious leader Sun Myung Moon, singer Andy Williams, politician George McGovern, actor Larry Hagman, actor Jack Klugman, and former general Norman Schwarzkopf.

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