Revision as of 05:33, 15 April 2016 by Lkseitz
April 15 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2012: The Dorothy Jemison Day Theater opened at the Alabama School of Fine Arts.
- 2011: Superior Bank and Nexity Bank failed and were seized by regulators.
- 2006: SI Reasoning led a "World Tour of Birmingham" as part of the Birmingham International Festival's Salute to Japan.
- 2006: Alabama Bound was held at the Birmingham Public Library.
- 2005: The first 1040 Fest was held.
- 2005: John Ed Willoughby retired from daily radio.
- 1998: President Clinton viewed tornado damage in Oak Grove and held a press conference in Pratt City.
- 1985: A bare-bones revival of the Cousin Cliff Show debuted on the Alabama Cable Network.
- 1975: John Ed Willoughby debuted on the radio, joining Tommy Charles on WSGN-AM.
- 1971: Paul Hardin was elected president of the United Methodist Church's Council of Bishops.
- 1963: Albert Boutwell and the first Birmingham City Council were sworn into office.
- 1956: An F4 tornado killed 25 along a 20 mile path through Pleasant Grove, McDonald Chapel and Trussville.
- 1951: The Sheraton Apartments opened on Highland Avenue.
- 1950: John Wright married Jeanne Stallings.
- 1920: The International Association of Civitan Clubs was incorporated during a meeting at the Southern Club.
- 1920: The University of Alabama Board of Trustees voted to move the Medical College of Alabama from Mobile to Tuscaloosa.
- 1887: Erskine Ramsay took charge of the Pratt Mines.
- 1979: Birmingham Barons infielder Victor Mercedes was born in Puerto Rico.
- 1966: Alabama men's basketball coach Anthony Grant was born in Miami, Florida.
- 1952: Actor Glenn Shadix was born in Bessemer.
- 1925: State Representative Ryan deGraffenried Sr was born in Tuscaloosa.
- 1872: Mary Pratt DeBardeleben was born.
- 1866: Sloss Iron & Steel Company president and former Birmingham Barons owner William McQueen was born in Society Hill, South Carolina.
- 2008: Former Birmingham Post-Herald city editor Charlie Blair died at St Vincent's Hospital.
- 1998: Birmingham Post-Herald columnist Clettus Atkinson died.
- 1956: 25 people died from an F4 tornado in Pleasant Grove, McDonald Chapel and Trussville.