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* [[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.
 
* [[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]].
 
* [[June 4]]: An episode of "American Pickers" featuring [[Rocco & Cheaters Speed Shop]] aired on The History Channel.
 
* [[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]].
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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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* [[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 Downtown]] opened in [[One Federal Place]].
 
* [[January 21]]: [[Continental Bakery Downtown]] opened in [[One Federal Place]].
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* [[December 16]]: [[Little Italy's Pies & Pints]] opened in [[5 Points South]].
 
* [[December 16]]: [[Little Italy's Pies & Pints]] opened in [[5 Points South]].
 
* [[Bill Smith]] launched [[Shipt]].
 
* [[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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* [[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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* [[January 29]]: [[Wynter Dobbins]], born during the [[2014 winter storm]].
 
* [[January 29]]: [[Wynter Dobbins]], born during the [[2014 winter storm]].
 
* April: [[Yuma]] and [[Kaya]], coyotes at the [[Birmingham Zoo]].
 
* 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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* [[August 8]]: [[George Berthon]], dry cleaner
 
* [[August 8]]: [[George Berthon]], dry cleaner
 
* August 8: [[Bob Wood]], sporting goods dealer
 
* August 8: [[Bob Wood]], sporting goods dealer
* [[August 22]]: [[Bernard Williams]], pastor and educator
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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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* [[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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* [[University Flats]] in [[Glen Iris]] opened.
 
* [[University Flats]] in [[Glen Iris]] opened.
 
* [[Uptown]] entertainment district at the [[BJCC]]
 
* [[Uptown]] entertainment district at the [[BJCC]]
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* [[The Oxmoor|The Venue]] apartment complex in the [[Oxmoor neighborhood]]
  
 
===Demolitions===
 
===Demolitions===

Latest revision as of 07:19, 17 November 2021

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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