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* [[January 28]]: Unexpected snow and ice stranded thousands of people in their cars in the [[2014 winter storm]].
 
* [[January 28]]: Unexpected snow and ice stranded thousands of people in their cars in the [[2014 winter storm]].
 
* [[February 1]]: Operation of [[Holy Rosary Catholic Church]] reverted to the [[Diocese of Birmingham]].
 
* [[February 1]]: Operation of [[Holy Rosary Catholic Church]] reverted to the [[Diocese of Birmingham]].
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* [[February 5]]: The [[Birmingham City Council]] updated its land-use maps in accordance with the [[Birmingham Comprehensive Plan]].
 
* [[February 6]]: [[Good Friends Chinese & Seafood Restaurant]] owner [[Chun Hin Chang]] shot at a customer who complained about a roach in her food.
 
* [[February 6]]: [[Good Friends Chinese & Seafood Restaurant]] owner [[Chun Hin Chang]] shot at a customer who complained about a roach in her food.
 
* [[February 12]]: A [[List of snowfalls|rare snowfall]] brought 4-5 inches to parts of [[Birmingham]].
 
* [[February 12]]: A [[List of snowfalls|rare snowfall]] brought 4-5 inches to parts of [[Birmingham]].
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* [[May 17]]: [[Do Dah Day]]
 
* [[May 17]]: [[Do Dah Day]]
 
* [[May 22]]: A three-alarm fire damaged the [[Liberty Lofts]] in [[downtown Birmingham]].
 
* [[May 22]]: A three-alarm fire damaged the [[Liberty Lofts]] in [[downtown Birmingham]].
* [[May 28]]: A fire at [[Blackwell's Pub]] damaged the neighboring [[Ashley Mac's]] clothing store.  
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* [[May 28]]: A fire at [[Blackwell's Pub]] damaged the neighboring [[Ashley Mac's]] clothing store.
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* June: [[ALDOT]] gave notice it was ending its join agreement with Birmingham to provide public parking under the [[I-20/59 downtown viaduct]].
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* [[June 4]]: An episode of "American Pickers" featuring [[Rocco & Cheaters Speed Shop]] aired on The History Channel.
 
* [[June 6]]-[[June 7|7]]: The inaugural [[Steel City Jazz Festival]] was held at [[Linn Park]].
 
* [[June 6]]-[[June 7|7]]: The inaugural [[Steel City Jazz Festival]] was held at [[Linn Park]].
 
* [[July 31]]: A [[2014 Helena plane crash|plane crash]] west of [[Helena]] and south of the [[Bessemer Airport]] left all four occupants injured.
 
* [[July 31]]: A [[2014 Helena plane crash|plane crash]] west of [[Helena]] and south of the [[Bessemer Airport]] left all four occupants injured.
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* [[August 23]]-[[August 24|24]]: [[Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival]]
 
* [[August 23]]-[[August 24|24]]: [[Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival]]
 
* [[August 22]]-[[August 24|24]]: [[2014 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
 
* [[August 22]]-[[August 24|24]]: [[2014 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival]]
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* [[September 2]]: [[ALDOT]] workers barricaded the 750 public parking spaces under the [[I-20/59 downtown viaduct]].
 
* [[September 5]]-[[September 6|6]]: [[ArtWalk]]
 
* [[September 5]]-[[September 6|6]]: [[ArtWalk]]
 
* [[September 23]]: Three people died in a shooting at the [[UPS Customer Center]] on [[Inglenook Lane]].
 
* [[September 23]]: Three people died in a shooting at the [[UPS Customer Center]] on [[Inglenook Lane]].
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* [[November 3]]: Date set for civil trial against architects and contractors faulted for the [[2013 Birmingham airport fatality]].
 
* [[November 3]]: Date set for civil trial against architects and contractors faulted for the [[2013 Birmingham airport fatality]].
 
* [[December 19]]: Public demonstrations against police violence and racial profiling were held at the entrance to the [[Summit]] and in the [[Riverchase Galleria]]'s food court.
 
* [[December 19]]: Public demonstrations against police violence and racial profiling were held at the entrance to the [[Summit]] and in the [[Riverchase Galleria]]'s food court.
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* The [[Sons of Vulcan]] metal arts co-operative was founded.
  
 
===Business===
 
===Business===
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* [[Zoe's Kitchen]] went public.
 
* [[Zoe's Kitchen]] went public.
 
* [[Brookwood Village]] was acquired by Cypress Equities of Dallas, Texas.
 
* [[Brookwood Village]] was acquired by Cypress Equities of Dallas, Texas.
* [[May 23]]: [[Sterne Agee]] CEO [[James Holbrook, Jr]] and his son, COO [[Billy Holbrook]], were dismissed from the firm.
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* [[May 23]]: [[Sterne Agee]] CEO [[James Holbrook Jr]] and his son, COO [[Billy Holbrook]], were dismissed from the firm.
 
* [[Mercedes-Benz US International]] began producing C-Class sedans in [[Tuscaloosa]].
 
* [[Mercedes-Benz US International]] began producing C-Class sedans in [[Tuscaloosa]].
 
* [[Momentum Telecom]] merged with Integrated Broadband Services (IBBS) of Kennessaw, Georgia.
 
* [[Momentum Telecom]] merged with Integrated Broadband Services (IBBS) of Kennessaw, Georgia.
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* [[Oxford]]'s [[Quintard Mall]] fell into foreclosure.
 
* [[Oxford]]'s [[Quintard Mall]] fell into foreclosure.
 
* [[Soluble Therapeutics]] acquired Dilyx Biotechnologies of Seattle, Washington.
 
* [[Soluble Therapeutics]] acquired Dilyx Biotechnologies of Seattle, Washington.
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* October: [[Nick Saban|Nick]] and [[Terry Saban]] and [[Joe Agresti]] purchased the [[Crown Mercedes]] dealership in [[Hoover]].
 
* November: [[Sylacauga Marble Quarry‎]] purchased the former [[Alabama Marble Quarry]] in [[Talladega County]].
 
* November: [[Sylacauga Marble Quarry‎]] purchased the former [[Alabama Marble Quarry]] in [[Talladega County]].
 
* December: [[Vince Amaro]] purchased the building housing [[Cinema Blue]] and [[Pleasure Books East]] and gave the owners 60 days to vacate.
 
* December: [[Vince Amaro]] purchased the building housing [[Cinema Blue]] and [[Pleasure Books East]] and gave the owners 60 days to vacate.
  
 
====Establishments====
 
====Establishments====
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* January: [[Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato]] opened in [[Hoover]].
 
* [[January 20]]: [[The Southern]] opened at [[Uptown]].
 
* [[January 20]]: [[The Southern]] opened at [[Uptown]].
* [[January 21]]: [[Continental Bakery]] opened a second location in [[One Federal Place]].
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* [[January 21]]: [[Continental Bakery Downtown]] opened in [[One Federal Place]].
 
* [[February 20]]: [[Tanya Jones SalonSpa]] opened a second location at [[English Village]].
 
* [[February 20]]: [[Tanya Jones SalonSpa]] opened a second location at [[English Village]].
 
* [[Cahaba Oaks Cafe]] opened at [[McEnally's Mercantile]] in [[Clay]].
 
* [[Cahaba Oaks Cafe]] opened at [[McEnally's Mercantile]] in [[Clay]].
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* [[Bottle & Bone]] opened at [[Uptown]].
 
* [[Bottle & Bone]] opened at [[Uptown]].
 
* [[Twin Peaks]] opened at [[Patton Creek Shopping Center]].
 
* [[Twin Peaks]] opened at [[Patton Creek Shopping Center]].
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* [[Open Shop]] opened in [[Woodlawn]].
 
* [[December 8]]: [[Birmingham Breadworks]] opened.
 
* [[December 8]]: [[Birmingham Breadworks]] opened.
 
* [[December 16]]: [[Little Italy's Pies & Pints]] opened in [[5 Points South]].
 
* [[December 16]]: [[Little Italy's Pies & Pints]] opened in [[5 Points South]].
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* [[Bill Smith]] launched [[Shipt]].
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* [[3rd Street Market|R. & M. Convenience Store]] was founded by [[Rodriques Cowans]].
  
 
====Disestablishments====
 
====Disestablishments====
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* [[January 29]]: Produce/grocery retailer [[Freshfully]] closed.
 
* [[January 29]]: Produce/grocery retailer [[Freshfully]] closed.
 
* [[February 28]]: The [[Haskell Slaughter]] law firm closed its [[Park Place]] offices.
 
* [[February 28]]: The [[Haskell Slaughter]] law firm closed its [[Park Place]] offices.
* The [[Johnston Barton]] law firm closed its [[Colonial Center]] offices.
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* The [[Johnston Barton]] law firm closed its [[Brookwood Office Center]] offices.
 
* [[Kelley's Neighborhood Sports Grill]] closed.
 
* [[Kelley's Neighborhood Sports Grill]] closed.
 
* [[SpoonFed Grill]] was sold.
 
* [[SpoonFed Grill]] was sold.
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=== Education ===
 
=== Education ===
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* [[March 31]]: The [[Gardendale City Council]] voted to establish a new [[Gardendale City Schools]] system.
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* [[April 1]]: The first [[Gardendale City Schools|Gardendale Board of Education]] was organized.
 
* [[May 2]]: [[Birmingham City Schools]] emerged from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' probationary status.
 
* [[May 2]]: [[Birmingham City Schools]] emerged from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' probationary status.
 
* [[July 1]]: [[Pelham City Schools]] broke away from [[Shelby County Schools]].
 
* [[July 1]]: [[Pelham City Schools]] broke away from [[Shelby County Schools]].
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* July 1: [[Craig Pouncey]] began his term as Superintendent of [[Jefferson County Schools]].
 
* [[December 31]]: [[Hoover City Schools]] Superintendent [[Andy Craig]] resigned to become deputy superintendent for administrative and financial services for the Alabama Department of Education.
 
* [[December 31]]: [[Hoover City Schools]] Superintendent [[Andy Craig]] resigned to become deputy superintendent for administrative and financial services for the Alabama Department of Education.
  
 
=== Government ===
 
=== Government ===
 
* Redistricting affected constituencies in the [[Alabama State Senate]] and [[Alabama House of Representatives]].
 
* Redistricting affected constituencies in the [[Alabama State Senate]] and [[Alabama House of Representatives]].
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* [[January 14]]: Mayor [[William Bell]] delivered the annual [[2014 State of the City address|State of the City address]].
 
* [[February 25]]: [[Trussville]] residents passed a seven mill property tax increase, earmarked for [[Trussville City Schools]].
 
* [[February 25]]: [[Trussville]] residents passed a seven mill property tax increase, earmarked for [[Trussville City Schools]].
 
* [[March 25]]: [[Birmingham]] adopted the 2009 International Property Maintenance Code.
 
* [[March 25]]: [[Birmingham]] adopted the 2009 International Property Maintenance Code.
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* [[October 24]]: [[Carbon Hill]] mayor [[James Richardson]] resigned following criminal charges of sexual abuse of city jail inmates.
 
* [[October 24]]: [[Carbon Hill]] mayor [[James Richardson]] resigned following criminal charges of sexual abuse of city jail inmates.
 
* [[November 4]]: The [[2014 general election]] and [[2014 Birmingham neighborhood elections]] were held.
 
* [[November 4]]: The [[2014 general election]] and [[2014 Birmingham neighborhood elections]] were held.
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===Religion===
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* [[GracePoint at Mt Olive|Mt Olive United Methodist Church]] was renamed to ''GracePoint at Mt Olive''.
  
 
===Sports===
 
===Sports===
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* [[March 28]]: The Chicago White Sox played an exhibition against the [[2014 Birmingham Barons|Birmingham Barons]] at [[Regions Field]].
 
* [[March 28]]: The Chicago White Sox played an exhibition against the [[2014 Birmingham Barons|Birmingham Barons]] at [[Regions Field]].
 
* [[April 27]]: Ryan Hunter-Reay won the [[Grand Prix of Alabama]] at [[Barber Motorsports Park]].
 
* [[April 27]]: Ryan Hunter-Reay won the [[Grand Prix of Alabama]] at [[Barber Motorsports Park]].
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* [[May 18]]: Kenny Perry edged out Mark Calcavecchia in the [[Regions Tradition]].
 
* [[May 20]]-[[May 25|25]]: [[Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament]] at the [[Hoover Met]].
 
* [[May 20]]-[[May 25|25]]: [[Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament]] at the [[Hoover Met]].
 
* [[June 6]]: [[Scott Padgett]] succeeded [[Bennie Seltzer]] as head coach of the [[Samford Bulldogs basketball team]].
 
* [[June 6]]: [[Scott Padgett]] succeeded [[Bennie Seltzer]] as head coach of the [[Samford Bulldogs basketball team]].
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* [[January 1]]: [[Griffin]], a [[:Category:Giraffes|giraffe]], was born at the [[Birmingham Zoo]].
 
* [[January 1]]: [[Griffin]], a [[:Category:Giraffes|giraffe]], was born at the [[Birmingham Zoo]].
 
* [[January 29]]: [[Wynter Dobbins]], born during the [[2014 winter storm]].
 
* [[January 29]]: [[Wynter Dobbins]], born during the [[2014 winter storm]].
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* April: [[Yuma]] and [[Kaya]], coyotes at the [[Birmingham Zoo]].
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* [[April 8]]: [[Rhaegal]], a black-footed cat, was born at the Philadelphia Zoo.
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* [[November 6]]: [[Carlito]], giant anteater
  
 
=== Awards ===
 
=== Awards ===
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* [[Alabama Men's Hall of Fame]]:
 
* [[Alabama Men's Hall of Fame]]:
 
* [[Alabama Sports Hall of Fame]]: [[Major Ogilvie]], [[Ruthie Bolton]], [[Red Cochran]], [[Bill Cody]], [[Eli Gold]], [[Travis Grant]], [[Walter Jones]] and [[David Magadan]]
 
* [[Alabama Sports Hall of Fame]]: [[Major Ogilvie]], [[Ruthie Bolton]], [[Red Cochran]], [[Bill Cody]], [[Eli Gold]], [[Travis Grant]], [[Walter Jones]] and [[David Magadan]]
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* [[Alabama Teacher of the Year]]: [[Ann Marie Corgill]], [[Cherokee Bend Elementary School]]
 
* [[Alabama Women's Hall of Fame]]: [[Kathryn Tucker Windham]]
 
* [[Alabama Women's Hall of Fame]]: [[Kathryn Tucker Windham]]
 
* [[Alabama Writers Hall of Fame]]: (inaugurual class) [[Rick Bragg]], [[Johnson Jones Hooper]], [[Augusta Jane Evans Wilson]], [[Helen Keller]], [[Zora Neal Hurston]], [[William March]], [[Albert Murray]], [[Helen Norris Bell]], [[Andrew Glaze]], [[Harper Lee]], [[Sonia Sanchez]] and [[Sena Jeter Naslund]].
 
* [[Alabama Writers Hall of Fame]]: (inaugurual class) [[Rick Bragg]], [[Johnson Jones Hooper]], [[Augusta Jane Evans Wilson]], [[Helen Keller]], [[Zora Neal Hurston]], [[William March]], [[Albert Murray]], [[Helen Norris Bell]], [[Andrew Glaze]], [[Harper Lee]], [[Sonia Sanchez]] and [[Sena Jeter Naslund]].
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===Retirements===
 
===Retirements===
 
* [[March 21]]: Quarterback [[Greg McElroy]] retired from the National Football League.
 
* [[March 21]]: Quarterback [[Greg McElroy]] retired from the National Football League.
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* [[June 30]]: [[Dixon Brooke Jr]] retired as president and CEO of [[EBSCO Industries]].
 
* [[December 31]]: [[UAB Graduate School]] dean [[Bryan Noe]] retired.
 
* [[December 31]]: [[UAB Graduate School]] dean [[Bryan Noe]] retired.
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* December 31: [[Hoover City Schools]] superintendent [[Andy Craig]] resigned to become an administrator for the [[Alabama Department of Education]].
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* December 31: Special Agent in Charge [[Richard Schwein]] retired from the [[FBI Birmingham Field Office]].
  
 
===Deaths===
 
===Deaths===
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* [[January 30]]: [[Danielle Downey]], former LPGA golfer and [[Auburn Tigers]] women's golf coach
 
* [[January 30]]: [[Danielle Downey]], former LPGA golfer and [[Auburn Tigers]] women's golf coach
 
* [[February 2]]: [[Wade Black]], filmmaker and director of the [[Birmingham Pledge Foundation]]
 
* [[February 2]]: [[Wade Black]], filmmaker and director of the [[Birmingham Pledge Foundation]]
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* [[February 3]]: Businessman and real estate developer [[Bud Coleman]]
 
* [[March 3]]: [[Joab Thomas]], former president of the [[University of Alabama]]
 
* [[March 3]]: [[Joab Thomas]], former president of the [[University of Alabama]]
 
* [[March 4]]: [[Jimmy Watson]], owner of the [[Garage Café]]
 
* [[March 4]]: [[Jimmy Watson]], owner of the [[Garage Café]]
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* [[March 30]]: [[Eagle Phillips]], stage manager
 
* [[March 30]]: [[Eagle Phillips]], stage manager
 
* [[April 6]]: [[Jim Pfaffman]], architect
 
* [[April 6]]: [[Jim Pfaffman]], architect
* [[April 7]]: [[John Baird]], contractor
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* [[April 7]]: [[John Baird (developer)|John Baird]], contractor
 
* [[April 17]]: [[Betty Jensen]], retired [[Birmingham Police Department]] sergeant
 
* [[April 17]]: [[Betty Jensen]], retired [[Birmingham Police Department]] sergeant
 
* April: [[Aldrich Gunn]], former [[Birmingham City Council]] member
 
* April: [[Aldrich Gunn]], former [[Birmingham City Council]] member
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* [[April 21]]: [[Emmett Weaver]], former ''[[Birmingham Post-Herald]]'' entertainment editor
 
* [[April 26]]: [[David Langer]], former [[Auburn Tigers football team|Auburn Tigers]] defensive back
 
* [[April 26]]: [[David Langer]], former [[Auburn Tigers football team|Auburn Tigers]] defensive back
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* April: [[Sam Brison]], former Indianapolis Clowns star
 
* [[May 2]]: [[K. D. Hardy]], author and motivational speaker
 
* [[May 2]]: [[K. D. Hardy]], author and motivational speaker
 
* [[May 26]]: [[Virginia Pounds Brown]], librarian, bookseller, and author
 
* [[May 26]]: [[Virginia Pounds Brown]], librarian, bookseller, and author
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* [[June 8]]: [[Ron Council]], public relations professional
 
* [[June 8]]: [[Ron Council]], public relations professional
 
* [[June 15]]: [[Samuel Pettagrue]], pastor of [[Sardis Missionary Baptist Church]]
 
* [[June 15]]: [[Samuel Pettagrue]], pastor of [[Sardis Missionary Baptist Church]]
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* June 15: [[Carl Spurlock]], news anchor and actor
 
* [[June 18]]: [[War Eagle#War Eagle VI (1986-2006)|War Eagle VI]], [[Auburn Tigers]] mascot
 
* [[June 18]]: [[War Eagle#War Eagle VI (1986-2006)|War Eagle VI]], [[Auburn Tigers]] mascot
 
* [[June 21]]: [[Joe Langston]], former [[WBRC-TV]] news director
 
* [[June 21]]: [[Joe Langston]], former [[WBRC-TV]] news director
 
* [[June 24]]: [[Caleb Bankston]], train engineer
 
* [[June 24]]: [[Caleb Bankston]], train engineer
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* [[July 1]]: [[Frank Cummings]], cartoonist
 
* [[July 15]]: [[June Shaw|June Fore Shaw]], pathologist
 
* [[July 15]]: [[June Shaw|June Fore Shaw]], pathologist
 
* [[July 17]]: [[Hank Hartsfield]], space shuttle astronaut
 
* [[July 17]]: [[Hank Hartsfield]], space shuttle astronaut
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* [[August 6]]: [[Al Awtrey]], homebuilder and developer
 
* [[August 6]]: [[Al Awtrey]], homebuilder and developer
 
* [[August 8]]: [[George Berthon]], dry cleaner
 
* [[August 8]]: [[George Berthon]], dry cleaner
* [[August 22]]: [[Bernard Williams]], pastor and educator
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* August 8: [[Bob Wood]], sporting goods dealer
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* [[August 22]]: [[Bernard Williams (choir director)|Bernard Williams]], pastor and educator
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* [[August 27]]: [[Poonanny|Hubert Joe "Poonanny" Burns]], bandleader
 
* [[September 12]]: [[John Garrett (CEO)|John Garrett]], CEO of [[Chronicle Studio]]
 
* [[September 12]]: [[John Garrett (CEO)|John Garrett]], CEO of [[Chronicle Studio]]
 
* [[September 14]]: [[Glenn House]], artist and papermaker
 
* [[September 14]]: [[Glenn House]], artist and papermaker
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* [[October 14]]: [[Paul Hubbert]], [[Alabama Education Association]] president
 
* [[October 14]]: [[Paul Hubbert]], [[Alabama Education Association]] president
 
* [[October 22]]: [[J. Richmond Pearson]], former circuit judge and state senator
 
* [[October 22]]: [[J. Richmond Pearson]], former circuit judge and state senator
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* [[October 23]]: [[Camilla]], a bald eagle at the [[Birmingham Zoo]]
 
* [[October 24]]: [[Delores Hodgens Howard]], concert pianist, educator and 1961 [[Miss Alabama]]
 
* [[October 24]]: [[Delores Hodgens Howard]], concert pianist, educator and 1961 [[Miss Alabama]]
 
* [[October 29]]: [[Frank Adams]], Jazz musician and former director of the [[Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame]]
 
* [[October 29]]: [[Frank Adams]], Jazz musician and former director of the [[Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame]]
 
* [[November 16]]: [[Foxxy Fatts|Sherman "Foxxy Fatts" Carson]], R&B and jazz drummer
 
* [[November 16]]: [[Foxxy Fatts|Sherman "Foxxy Fatts" Carson]], R&B and jazz drummer
 
* November 16: [[Emanuel Ford]], former [[Birmingham Board of Education]] member
 
* November 16: [[Emanuel Ford]], former [[Birmingham Board of Education]] member
* [[November 17]]: [[Bill Mason]], dermatologist and art collector
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* [[November 17]]: [[Alice Lee]], attorney and agent for her sister, Harper Lee
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* November 17: [[Bill Mason]], dermatologist and art collector
 
* [[November 26]]: [[Tom Self]], former ''[[Birmingham News]]'' photo editor
 
* [[November 26]]: [[Tom Self]], former ''[[Birmingham News]]'' photo editor
 
* [[December 14]]: [[Tonya West]], chef, food stylist and drummer
 
* [[December 14]]: [[Tonya West]], chef, food stylist and drummer
 
* [[December 15]]: [[George N. Sarris]], chef, owner of [[Sarris Café]].
 
* [[December 15]]: [[George N. Sarris]], chef, owner of [[Sarris Café]].
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* [[December 23]]: [[Cecil Coghlan]], cardiologist
 
* [[December 25]]: [[Dominic Lusco]], grocer
 
* [[December 25]]: [[Dominic Lusco]], grocer
 
* [[December 30]]: [[Henry Strzelecki]], bassist
 
* [[December 30]]: [[Henry Strzelecki]], bassist
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* [[Trussville Civitan Park]] reopened after extensive renovations.
 
* [[Trussville Civitan Park]] reopened after extensive renovations.
 
* [[University Flats]] in [[Glen Iris]] opened.
 
* [[University Flats]] in [[Glen Iris]] opened.
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* [[Uptown]] entertainment district at the [[BJCC]]
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* [[The Oxmoor|The Venue]] apartment complex in the [[Oxmoor neighborhood]]
  
 
===Demolitions===
 
===Demolitions===
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==Context==
 
==Context==
 
In 2014, the Winter Olympics were held in Sochi, Russia.  Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 airliner en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, disappeared with 239 people on board.  Russia formally annexed Crimea over international objections.  An Ebola virus epidemic began in West Africa.  An estimated 276 girls and women were abducted and held hostage from a school in Nigeria.  The Catholic Church simultaneously canonized Popes John XXIII and John Paul II.  Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed in eastern Ukraine after being shot down by a missile, killing all 298 people on board.  The Rosetta spacecraft's ''Philae'' probe successfully landed on Comet 67P, the first time in history that a spacecraft has landed on such an object.  Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 crashed in the Java Sea off the coast of Borneo, killing all 162 aboard.
 
In 2014, the Winter Olympics were held in Sochi, Russia.  Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 airliner en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, disappeared with 239 people on board.  Russia formally annexed Crimea over international objections.  An Ebola virus epidemic began in West Africa.  An estimated 276 girls and women were abducted and held hostage from a school in Nigeria.  The Catholic Church simultaneously canonized Popes John XXIII and John Paul II.  Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed in eastern Ukraine after being shot down by a missile, killing all 298 people on board.  The Rosetta spacecraft's ''Philae'' probe successfully landed on Comet 67P, the first time in history that a spacecraft has landed on such an object.  Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 crashed in the Java Sea off the coast of Borneo, killing all 162 aboard.
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The top-grossing films of 2014 were ''Transformers: Age of Extinction'', ''The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies'', ''Guardians of the Galaxy'', ''Maleficent'', and ''The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1''.  ''Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)'' took both Best Picture and Best Director (Alejandro G. Iñárritu).  Best Actor went to Eddie Redmayne (''The Theory of Everything'') and Best Actress to Julianne Moore (''Still Alice'').  ''Big Hero 6'' won Best Animated Feature Film.
  
 
Notable deaths in 2014 included former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, musician Pete Seeger, actress and diplomat Shirley Temple, actor Sid Caesar, pastor Fred Phelps, actor Mickey Rooney (ex-husband of [[B. J. Baker]]), wrestler The Ultimate Warrior, artist H. R. Giger, actor James Garner, actor and comedian Robin Williams, actress Lauren Bacall, comedian and actress Joan Rivers, video game pioneer Ralph H. Baer, and singer Joe Cocker.
 
Notable deaths in 2014 included former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, musician Pete Seeger, actress and diplomat Shirley Temple, actor Sid Caesar, pastor Fred Phelps, actor Mickey Rooney (ex-husband of [[B. J. Baker]]), wrestler The Ultimate Warrior, artist H. R. Giger, actor James Garner, actor and comedian Robin Williams, actress Lauren Bacall, comedian and actress Joan Rivers, video game pioneer Ralph H. Baer, and singer Joe Cocker.

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The Dalai Lama with William Bell during his 2014 visit

2014 was the 143rd year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.

Events

Business

Establishments

Disestablishments

Education

Government

Religion

Sports

A placard opposing the planned termination of the UAB Blazers football team.

Individuals

Births

Awards

Marriages

Retirements

Deaths

See also List of Birmingham homicides in 2014 and List of homicides in 2014

Works

Buildings

Demolitions

See Also

Context

In 2014, the Winter Olympics were held in Sochi, Russia. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 airliner en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, disappeared with 239 people on board. Russia formally annexed Crimea over international objections. An Ebola virus epidemic began in West Africa. An estimated 276 girls and women were abducted and held hostage from a school in Nigeria. The Catholic Church simultaneously canonized Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed in eastern Ukraine after being shot down by a missile, killing all 298 people on board. The Rosetta spacecraft's Philae probe successfully landed on Comet 67P, the first time in history that a spacecraft has landed on such an object. Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 crashed in the Java Sea off the coast of Borneo, killing all 162 aboard.

The top-grossing films of 2014 were Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Guardians of the Galaxy, Maleficent, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) took both Best Picture and Best Director (Alejandro G. Iñárritu). Best Actor went to Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) and Best Actress to Julianne Moore (Still Alice). Big Hero 6 won Best Animated Feature Film.

Notable deaths in 2014 included former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, musician Pete Seeger, actress and diplomat Shirley Temple, actor Sid Caesar, pastor Fred Phelps, actor Mickey Rooney (ex-husband of B. J. Baker), wrestler The Ultimate Warrior, artist H. R. Giger, actor James Garner, actor and comedian Robin Williams, actress Lauren Bacall, comedian and actress Joan Rivers, video game pioneer Ralph H. Baer, and singer Joe Cocker.

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