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[[Image:Japanese Gardens banner.jpg|frame|center|<small><div align="right">Fall colors at the [[Birmingham Botanical Gardens]]' Japanese garden. Photographed November 13, 2007 by Wally Argus</div></small>]]
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[[File:Future interstate 22 banner.jpg|thumb|875px|center|<small> <div align="right">[[I-22]] under construction in 2005, seen from the [[Hillcrest Road]] overpass.</div></small>]]
  
 
=Welcome to '''Bhamwiki'''=
 
=Welcome to '''Bhamwiki'''=
Bhamwiki, now in its fourteenth year, is an encyclopedic resource for anyone curious about [[Birmingham|Birmingham, Alabama]] and the [[Birmingham area|region around it]]. We aim for accuracy, objectivity, and accessibility as we work steadily to expand our coverage.
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Bhamwiki, now in its fourteenth year, is an encyclopedic resource for anyone curious about [[Birmingham|Birmingham, Alabama]] and the [[Birmingham area|region around it]]. We [[Bhamwiki:Philosophy|aim for accuracy, objectivity, and accessibility]] as we work steadily to [[Bhamwiki:Policy#Content|expand our coverage]].
  
 
Bhamwiki has more than 14,000 individual entries to explore. There are several ways to navigate the site. Click on any blue link to read an article about that topic. Try perusing some of our [[Bhamwiki:Featured articles|featured articles]], or our [[:Special:Newpages|newest entries]]. Look at what happened [[{{LOCALMONTHNAME}} {{LOCALDAY}}|on this date in Birmingham's history]]. Take a chance by clicking on "random page" to the left. Or, if you know what you're looking for, try using the search box. Or you can even start at [[:Category:Root|the top]] and work your way in from there.
 
Bhamwiki has more than 14,000 individual entries to explore. There are several ways to navigate the site. Click on any blue link to read an article about that topic. Try perusing some of our [[Bhamwiki:Featured articles|featured articles]], or our [[:Special:Newpages|newest entries]]. Look at what happened [[{{LOCALMONTHNAME}} {{LOCALDAY}}|on this date in Birmingham's history]]. Take a chance by clicking on "random page" to the left. Or, if you know what you're looking for, try using the search box. Or you can even start at [[:Category:Root|the top]] and work your way in from there.
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* [[October 18]]: [[One Pratt Park]] was dedicated.
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* [[March 27]]: [[Southern Christian Leadership Conference]] co-founder [[Joseph Lowery]] died.
* [[October 8]]: A [[2019 Birmingham special election|special election]] was held to fill three [[Birmingham City Council]] vacancies and renew the city's "[[School Bond Tax]]".
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* [[March 20]]: [[Andy Kennedy]] was hired to succeed [[Rob Ehsan]] as head coach of the [[UAB Blazers#Men's basketball|UAB Blazers men's basketball team]].
* [[April 18]]: The [[Jefferson County Commission]] approved the takeover of [[Cooper Green Mercy Health Services]] by the [[UAB University Healthcare Authority]].
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* [[March 17]]: [[Michael Saag]], director of [[UAB]]'s [[UAB Division of Infectious Diseases|Division of Infectious Diseases]], announced that he had contracted [[2020 Coronavirus pandemic|COVID-19]] during a visit to New York City.
* [[April 2]]: The [[Birmingham Iron]] closed their run at 5-3 as the Alliance of American Football abruptly ceased operations.
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* [[March 13]]: A statewide emergency was declared in order to slow the spread of the [[2020 Coronavirus pandemic]].
 
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Latest revision as of 08:25, 28 March 2020

I-22 under construction in 2005, seen from the Hillcrest Road overpass.

Welcome to Bhamwiki

Bhamwiki, now in its fourteenth year, is an encyclopedic resource for anyone curious about Birmingham, Alabama and the region around it. We aim for accuracy, objectivity, and accessibility as we work steadily to expand our coverage.

Bhamwiki has more than 14,000 individual entries to explore. There are several ways to navigate the site. Click on any blue link to read an article about that topic. Try perusing some of our featured articles, or our newest entries. Look at what happened on this date in Birmingham's history. Take a chance by clicking on "random page" to the left. Or, if you know what you're looking for, try using the search box. Or you can even start at the top and work your way in from there.

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