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* [[January 5]]: Two people died in a [[2020 Folsom Field plane crash|plane crash]] at [[Cullman Regional Airport]].
 
* [[January 5]]: Two people died in a [[2020 Folsom Field plane crash|plane crash]] at [[Cullman Regional Airport]].
 
* [[January 21]]: The new [[I-20/59 downtown viaduct]] opened after a year of construction.
 
* [[January 21]]: The new [[I-20/59 downtown viaduct]] opened after a year of construction.
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* [[February 27]]: [[AL.com]] disabled its online comments section.
 
* [[April 1]]-[[April 3|3]]: [[Frontier Conference 2020]] was held at the [[Lyric Theatre]].
 
* [[April 1]]-[[April 3|3]]: [[Frontier Conference 2020]] was held at the [[Lyric Theatre]].
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* [[July 11]]: The first [[Alabama Jazz Festival]] was held at [[Railroad Park]].
  
 
===Business===
 
===Business===
 
* [[January 1]]: [[TTL Inc.]] of [[Tuscaloosa]] acquired DBS & Associates Engineering of Tennessee.
 
* [[January 1]]: [[TTL Inc.]] of [[Tuscaloosa]] acquired DBS & Associates Engineering of Tennessee.
 
* January 1: [[Graham & Co.]] acquired the [[Brookmont Realty Group]].
 
* January 1: [[Graham & Co.]] acquired the [[Brookmont Realty Group]].
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* [[January 14]]: [[ProctorU]] announced a merger with Yardstick Assessment Strategies of Ottawa, Ontario to form [[Meazure Learning]].
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* January: [[Daxko]] acquired PlayerSpace of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.
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* [[Regions Bank]] consolidated workers at its [[Regions Riverchase Operations Center]] and closed its [[Regions Lakeshore Operations Center]].
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* [[GoodJob]] acquired [[Fetch Talent]].
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* [[Wayne's Pest Control]] acquired Priority Pest of Mt Juliet, Tennessee.
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* [[ProAssurance]] acquired NORCAL Group of San Francisco, California.
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* February: [[ARC Realty]] merged with [[H2 Real Estate]].
  
 
====Establishments====
 
====Establishments====
 
* [[January 7]]: [[Art's Barber Shop]] reopened at 3301 [[Crestwood Boulevard]]  
 
* [[January 7]]: [[Art's Barber Shop]] reopened at 3301 [[Crestwood Boulevard]]  
 
* January 7: [[Yum Yai]] reopened at 5426 [[U.S. Highway 280]]
 
* January 7: [[Yum Yai]] reopened at 5426 [[U.S. Highway 280]]
* January: [[Dave Horn]] and [[Taylor Hughes]] opened [[SoHo Standard]] at [[SoHo Square]]
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* [[January 20]]: [[Dave Horn]] and [[Taylor Hughes]] opened [[SoHo Standard]] at [[SoHo Square]].
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* [[Marco Perez|Marco]] and [[Juan Perez]] opened [[Maya Mexican Restaurant]] at the former [[Del Toro]] in [[Alabaster]].
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* February: [[Marco Butturini]] opened [[Le Fresca]] at 2218 [[2nd Avenue North]].
 
* Spring: [[Gardendale Pickers]] opened in the former [[K-Mart]] at 901 [[Decatur Highway (Gardendale)|Decatur Highway]].
 
* Spring: [[Gardendale Pickers]] opened in the former [[K-Mart]] at 901 [[Decatur Highway (Gardendale)|Decatur Highway]].
  
 
====Disestablishments====
 
====Disestablishments====
 
* ISCO Industries of Louisville, Kentucky acquired [[M. T. Deason]].
 
* ISCO Industries of Louisville, Kentucky acquired [[M. T. Deason]].
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* [[Zula's Mart]] on [[Highland Avenue]] closed.
 
* [[January 8]]: [[Magic City Krabs]] at 2201 [[4th Place West]] closed.
 
* [[January 8]]: [[Magic City Krabs]] at 2201 [[4th Place West]] closed.
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* [[January 15]]: [[Charlemagne Records]] on [[11th Avenue South]] closed.
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* [[January 18]]: [[Hot Diggity Dogs]] of [[5th Avenue South]] closed.
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* February: [[Plant Power & Control Systems]] was acquired by IES Holdings of Houston, Texas.
  
 
===Education===
 
===Education===
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===Government===
 
===Government===
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* The City of [[Trussville]] celebrated its [[City of Trussville Bicentennial|Bicentennial]].
 
* [[January 7]]: [[Randall Woodfin]] delivered the [[2020 State of the City address]].
 
* [[January 7]]: [[Randall Woodfin]] delivered the [[2020 State of the City address]].
  
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* Chef [[Brandon Cain]] left [[Roots & Revelry]].
 
* Chef [[Brandon Cain]] left [[Roots & Revelry]].
 
* [[January 27]]: [[Ginny Tucker]] succeeded interim [[Brooke Bowles]] as CEO of [[Impact America]].
 
* [[January 27]]: [[Ginny Tucker]] succeeded interim [[Brooke Bowles]] as CEO of [[Impact America]].
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* [[February 3]]: [[Cory Moon]] was sworn in as Chief of the [[Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service]].
  
 
===Births===
 
===Births===
  
 
===Awards===
 
===Awards===
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* [[Alabama Music Hall of Fame]]: Gary Baker, Mervyn Warren, Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton and [[Elton B. Stephens]]
  
 
===Graduations===
 
===Graduations===
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===Deaths===
 
===Deaths===
 
* [[January 10]]: [[John Bresnan]], Chief of the [[Homewood Fire Department]]
 
* [[January 10]]: [[John Bresnan]], Chief of the [[Homewood Fire Department]]
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* [[January 13]]: [[Doug Barnes]], street character
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* [[January 21]]: [[De'Runnya Wilson]], former college football player
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* [[February 2]]: [[Raymond Williams]], former NASA administrator
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* [[February 6]]: [[Jerry Levin]], journalist and activist
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* [[February 7]]: [[Sammy Salvo]], crooner and grocer
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* [[February 11]]: [[Dartie Flynt]]
 
* See also:
 
* See also:
 
** [[2020 Folsom Field plane crash]]
 
** [[2020 Folsom Field plane crash]]
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==Works==
 
==Works==
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[[File:Songer I59-20 complete.jpg|right|thumb|275px|The completed [[I-20/59 downtown viaduct]] on January 16, 2020. Photograph by [[Joe Songer]].]]
 
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* [[20 Midtown]] Phase 3
 
* [[20 Midtown]] Phase 3
 
* [[AIDS Alabama]] [[Way Station]] in [[Smithfield]]
 
* [[AIDS Alabama]] [[Way Station]] in [[Smithfield]]
* [[A. G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club]] at [[CrossPlex Village]]
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* [[Howlett Clubhouse]] for the [[A. G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club]] at [[CrossPlex Village]]
 
* Redevelopment of [[American Life Building]] as "workforce" apartments
 
* Redevelopment of [[American Life Building]] as "workforce" apartments
 
* [[Bessemer Amazon Fulfillment Center]]
 
* [[Bessemer Amazon Fulfillment Center]]
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* [[Firehouse Ministries|Firehouse Shelter]]
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* [[Freedom Manor]] renovations
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* [[I-20/59 downtown viaduct]]
 
* [[Macaroni Lofts]]
 
* [[Macaroni Lofts]]
 
* [[New Ideal Lofts]]
 
* [[New Ideal Lofts]]
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===Demolitions===
 
===Demolitions===
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* January: [[Ensley High­lands Presbyterian Church]]
  
 
==Context==
 
==Context==
 
In 2020 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. The [[2020 Olympic bid|2020 Olympic Summer Games]] were held in Tokyo, Japan.
 
In 2020 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. The [[2020 Olympic bid|2020 Olympic Summer Games]] were held in Tokyo, Japan.
  
Notable deaths in 2020 included rock drummer Neil Peart, former NBA commissioner David Stern, and memoirist Elizabeth Wurtzel.
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Notable deaths in 2020 included actors Robert Conrad and Kirk Douglas; basketball star Kobe Bryant; former president of Egypt Hosni Mubarak ; journalist Jim Lehrer; writers Clive Cussler, Roger Kahn, Charles Portis, and Elizabeth Wurtzel; Monty Python founder Terry Jones; musicians Neil Peart and Joseph Shabalala; former NBA commissioner David Stern; and physicist Katherine Johnson.
  
 
{{Decade box|202|201|203}}
 
{{Decade box|202|201|203}}
 
[[Category:2020|*]]
 
[[Category:2020|*]]

Revision as of 14:08, 26 February 2020

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

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

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In 2020 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. The 2020 Olympic Summer Games were held in Tokyo, Japan.

Notable deaths in 2020 included actors Robert Conrad and Kirk Douglas; basketball star Kobe Bryant; former president of Egypt Hosni Mubarak ; journalist Jim Lehrer; writers Clive Cussler, Roger Kahn, Charles Portis, and Elizabeth Wurtzel; Monty Python founder Terry Jones; musicians Neil Peart and Joseph Shabalala; former NBA commissioner David Stern; and physicist Katherine Johnson.

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