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* [[September 22]]: [[Cecil Peoples]] opened [[Chef Peoples Cafe]]
* [[September 22]]: [[Cecil Peoples]] opened [[Chef Peoples Cafe]]
* [[September 26]]: [[Harvest Roots]] opened a tap room at the [[Avondale Mills Shopping Center]].
* [[September 26]]: [[Harvest Roots]] opened a tap room at the [[Avondale Mills Shopping Center]].
* [[[[Prashant Patel|Prashant]] and [[Mittel Patel]] opened the [[Wash Doctor Car Wash]] on [[Shannon-Oxmoor Road]].

Revision as of 13:14, 29 October 2020

2020 is the 149th year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.
















Sammy Salvo (1932–2020)
Tarvaris Jackson (1983–2020)
Cleve Eaton (1939–2020)


The completed I-20/59 downtown viaduct on January 16, 2020. Photograph by Joe Songer.





In 2020 a worldwide pandemic associated with the "COVID–19" virus caused massive disruption to public health, markets and society. The 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo, Japan were postponed by a year.

The United Methodist Church split over acceptance of gay marriage. President Trump approved a drone strike that killed Qasem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis at Baghdad International Airport. Massive bushfires spread across Australia and wildfires ravaged the western United States and Canada.

Notable deaths in 2020 included activist C. T. Vivian; actors Chadwick Boseman, Wilford Brimley, Robert Conrad, Olivia de Havilland, Brian Dennehy, Kirk Douglas, Ian Holm, Kelly Preston, Diana Rigg, John Saxon, Jerry Stiller, Max von Sydow, and Fred Willard; baseball Hall of Famers Lou Brock, Whitey Ford, and Joe Morgan; basketball stars Kobe Bryant and Curly Neal; business executives Herman Cain, Sumner Redstone, and Jack Welch; cartoonists Gene Deitch and Mort Drucker; coach John Thompson; coal baron Robert Murray; composers Johnny Mandel and Ennio Morricone; critic Michael Sorkin; directors Alan Parker, Carl Reiner, Joel Schumacher and Lynn Shelton; former president of Egypt Hosni Mubarak; journalist Jim Lehrer; writers Clive Cussler, Roger Kahn, Terrence McNally, Charles Portis, Elizabeth Wurtzel, and Carlos Ruiz Zafón; Emir of Kuwait Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah; magician James Randi; Monty Python founder Terry Jones; musicians Charlie Daniels, Joe Diffie, Justin Townes Earle, Little Richard, Vera Lynn, Ellis Marsalis, Todd Nance, Neil Peart, John Prine, Kenny Rogers, Adam Schlesinger, Joseph Shabalala, Billy Joe Shaver, McCoy Tyner, Eddie Van Halen, Jerry Jeff Walker and Bill Withers; former NBA commissioner David Stern; physicists Freeman Dyson and Katherine Johnson; playwright/activist Larry Kramer; publisher Earl Graves Sr; Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; television hosts Grant Imahara and Regis Philbin; U.S. Representative John Lewis; and White House advisor Brent Scowcroft.

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