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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.
* June: [[ALDOT]] gave notice it was ending its join agreement with Birmingham to provide public parking under the [[I-59/20 downtown viaduct]].
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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]]
* [[September 2]]: [[ALDOT]] workers barricaded the 750 public parking spaces under the [[I-59/20 downtown viaduct]].
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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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====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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* [[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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===Religion===
 
===Religion===
* [[Mt. Olive United Methodist Church]] was renamed to ''Gracepoint at Mt. Olive''.
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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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* August 8: [[Bob Wood]], sporting goods dealer
 
* August 8: [[Bob Wood]], sporting goods dealer
 
* [[August 22]]: [[Bernard Williams (choir director)|Bernard Williams]], pastor and educator
 
* [[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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* [[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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