Revision as of 09:02, 30 June 2018 by Dystopos
February 9 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2017: Governor Robert Bentley appointed Luther Strange to fill Jeff Sessions vacant seat in the United States Senate.
- 2015: Following a federal court ruling, probate courts in Alabama approved the state's first marriage licenses for same-sex couples. Olanda Smith and Dianah McCaryer exchanged vows before Judge Mike Graffeo at the Jefferson County Courthouse.
- 2015: A MAX bus on Route 45 veered off of Martin Luther King Drive into a ravine, causing injuries to several passengers.
- 2008: The Red Mountain Market celebrated its grand opening.
- 1993: Lucy Bonds began selling espresso from a cart on 20th Street South. The business eventually became Lucy's Coffee and Tea.
- 1962: Judge Clarence Allgood took his seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.
- 1962: Judge Walter Gewin took his seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
- 1958: Yester Ceramic Laboratory was incorporated.
- 1950: The Little Garden Club was accepted into the Garden Clubs of America.
- 1860: The Alabama Legislature established the Alabama Hospital for the Insane in Tuscaloosa.
- 1985: Motorcycle racer Jason DiSalvo was born in Stafford, New York.
- 1977: Artist John Lytle Wilson was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
- 1933: Golfer Jo Ann Prentice was born in Birmingham.
- 1925: Alabama Labor Commissioner Asa Trammell was born.
- 1882: Industrialist and executive Herbert Tutwiler was born in Birmingham.
- 1863: State representative and Judge John McQueen was born in South Carolina.
- 1739: Naturalist William Bartram was born near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- 2011: Salvation Army commander Luther Smith died.
- 1966: State Senator Ryan deGraffenried Sr and pilot Bob Hoskins died in the 1966 Lookout Mountain plane crash.
- 1930: Former Alderman and business owner Tom Ashford died.
- 1827: St Clair County pioneer John Looney died in Mobile.
- 2008: The 4th annual BE5K Run/Walk race took place downtown, beginning at Boutwell Auditorium.
- 2003: The 2nd annual Mercedes Marathon was held in Birmingham, Homewood and Mountain Brook.
- 1971: Pitcher Satchel Paige was announced as the first Negro Leagues player to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.