Revision as of 08:14, 29 April 2016 by Dystopos
April 29 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2011: Barack Obama toured damage associated with the April 2011 tornado outbreak in Tuscaloosa.
- 2008: The Blaze statue in the Bartow Arena concourse was dedicated.
- 2007: Birmingham Zoo gorilla Babec underwent a 7-hour operation to replace his artificial pacemaker.
- 2004: Prince's "Musicology" tour came to the BJCC Coliseum.
- 2002: Ground was broken for the Shelby Biomedical Research Building on the site of the former Mortimer Jordan Hall at UAB.
- 1984: Joe Theo Waldrop's sculpture "The Reader" was dedicated at the Parke Memorial Branch Library.
- 1960: The City of Hueytown was incorporated.
- 1931: Jefferson County prison guard William Lee Taylor was ambushed and murdered on Narrows Road between Pinson and Morris.
- 1921: The Birmingham Music Festival staged the first symphonic concert performed by a local orchestra at the Jefferson Theatre.
- 1919; 22 miners were killed in the 1919 Majestic Mine explosion.
- 1889: Ensley Furnace No. 1 was blown in.
- 1868: Banker William Berney married Lizzie J. Taylor of Montgomery.
- 1816: Walker Memorial United Methodist Church was organized in Frog Level.
- 2007: St Louis Cardinals reliever Josh Hancock died in a car crash.
- 2007: Evangelist and author Lee Roberson died.
- 1974: One-time White Sox pitcher Ernie Cox died in Birmingham.
- 1919: 22 miners were killed in the 1919 Majestic Mine explosion.
- 2006: Birmingham Steeldogs 40 - South Georgia Wildcats 34 in Albany, Georgia.
- 2006: The Tragic City Rollers hosted "Skate Against Rape" at the Funtime Skate Center in Fultondale.
- 2000: Birmingham Steeldogs 36 - Roanoke Steam 34 at the BJCC Arena.
- 1991: Birmingham Fire 16 - San Antonio Riders 12 at Legion Field.
- 1984: Birmingham Stallions 31, Denver Gold 14 at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado.