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  • Atlanta Braves

    Atlanta Braves
    On January 20, 1871, the Boston Red Stockings were incorporated by Ivers Whitney Adams with $15,000 and the help of Harry Wright, the "Father of Professional Baseball," who had founded and managed America's first truly professional baseball team, the Cincinnati Red Stockings. Two months later, the Red Stockings became one of nine charter members of the National Association of Professional Baseball Players and the forerunner of the National League. Like the current Braves
  • Electrification

    Electrification is the process of powering by electricity and, in many contexts, the introduction of such power by changing over from an earlier power source. The broad meaning of the term, such as in the history of technology, economic history, and economic development, usually applies to a region or national economy. Broadly speaking, electrification was the build-out of the electricity generation and 1880 it helped the rural areas
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    The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah,[b] was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered approximately 6 million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945.[c] Jews were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event, involving the persecution and murder of other groups by the regime, including in particular the Roma, ethnic Poles, and "incurably sick"
  • Richard Russell

    Richard Russell
    Born in Winder, Georgia, Russell established a legal practice in Winder after graduating from the University of Georgia School of Law. He served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1921 to 1931 before becoming Governor of Georgia. Russell won a special election to succeed Senator William J. Harris and joined the Senate in 1933. He supported the New Deal early in his Senate career but helped establish the conservative coalition of Republicans and Southern Democrats.
  • Carl Vinson

    Carl Vinson
    Carl Vinson
    Congressman Carl Vinson.jpg
    38th Dean of the United States House of Representatives
    In office
    November 16, 1961 – January 3, 1965
    Preceded by Sam Rayburn
    Succeeded by Emanuel Celler
    Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee
    In office
    January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1965
    Speaker Sam Rayburn
    John William McCormack
    Preceded by Dewey J. Short
    Succeeded by L. Mendel Rivers
    In office
  • Social Security

    Social Security
    n August 14, 1935, the Social Security Act established a system of old-age benefits for workers, benefits for victims of industrial accidents, unemployment insurance, aid for dependent mothers and children, the blind, and the physically handicapped.
  • William B.Hartsfield

    William B.Hartsfield
    Hartsfield is credited with developing Atlanta's airport into a national aviation center and ensuring a good water supply with the completion of the Buford Dam. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is named in Hartsfield's honor as well as a later mayor, Maynard Jackson, who led the modernization of the airport in the 1970s.
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    World war 2

    also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although related conflicts began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economics
  • Benjamin Mays

    Benjamin Mays
    Mays was born in the Jim Crow South on a repurposed cotton plantation to freed sharecroppers. He traveled North to attend Bates College and the University of Chicago from where he began his career in activism as a pastor in the Shiloh Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. After a brief career as a professor, he was appointed as the Dean of the School of Religion at Howard University in 1934 which elevated him to national prominence as a proponent of the New Negro movement.
  • Lend Lease Act

    Lend Lease Act
    Proposed in late 1940 and passed in March 1941, the Lend-Lease Act was the principal means for providing U.S. military aid to foreign nations during World War II.
  • John Lewis

    John Lewis
    ewis, who as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was one of the "Big Six" leaders of groups who organized the 1963 March on Washington, played many key roles in the Civil Rights Movement and its actions to end legalized racial segregation in the United States. He is a member of the Democratic Party leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives and has served as a Chief Deputy Whip since 1991 and Senior Chief Deputy Whip since 2003.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, on the morning of December 7, 1941. The attack, also known as the Battle of Pearl Harbor,[11] led to the United States' entry into World War II. The Japanese military leadership referred to the attack as the Hawaii Operation and Operation AI,[12][13] and as Operation Z during its planning.[14]
  • Atlanta Hawks

    Atlanta Hawks
    The Hawks currently own the second-longest drought (behind the Sacramento Kings) of not winning an NBA championship at 60 seasons. The franchise's lone NBA championship, as well as all four NBA Finals appearances, occurred when the team was based in St. Louis. Meanwhile, they went 48 years without advancing past the second round of the playoffs in any format, until finally breaking through in 2015. Much of the failure they have experienced in .
  • Herman Talmadge

    Herman Talmadge
    The younger Talmadge had been a write-in candidate and was one of three competitors serving briefly as the 70th Governor of Georgia before yielding to a court decision in favor of the elected lieutenant governor. Talmadge was elected as governor in a special election in 1948, and elected again to a full term in 1950, serving into 1955. After leaving office, Talmadge was elected in 1956 to the U.S. Senate, serving four terms from 1957 until 1981.
  • 1946 Governor's race

    1946 Governor's race
    For a brief period of time in 1947, Georgia had three governors. Eugene Talmadge won election to a fourth term as Georgia's governor in 1946, but died before his inauguration. To fill the vacancy, Eugene's son, Herman, was appointed by the state Legislature.Nov 17, 2011
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    was a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional. The decision effectively overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson decision of 1896, which allowed state-sponsored segregation, insofar as it applied to public education. Handed down on May 17, 1954, the Warren Court's unanimous (9–0) decision stated that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.
  • Student Non Violent Coordinating Commitee

    Student Non Violent Coordinating Commitee
    Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
    Logo SNCC.svg
    Formation 1960; 58 years ago
    Founder Ella Baker
    Extinction 1976; 42 years ago
    Purpose Pacifism
    Civil Rights Movement
  • Sibley Commission

    Sibley Commission
    Reporters gather at Atlanta's city hall on August 30, 1961, the day that the city's schools were officially integrated. The recommendations of the Sibley Commission to the state legislature in 1960 contributed to the desegregation of schools across Georgia.
    Integration of Atlanta Schools
    1960 Georgia governor Ernest Vandiver Jr., forced to decide between closing public schools or complying with a federal order to desegregate them,
  • Ivan Allen Jr.

    Ivan Allen Jr.
    Allen took the helm of the Ivan Allen Company, his father's office supply business, in 1946 and within three years had the company bringing in annual revenues of several millions of dollars.[1] In 1961, he authored a white paper for revitalizing Atlanta. It was adopted by the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and became the Six Point Forward Atlanta program. This plan would become his roadmap as mayor for creating an economic surge such as sports .
  • The Albany Movement

    The Albany Movement
    The Albany Movement was a desegregation and voter's rights coalition formed in Albany, Georgia, in November of 1961. Local black leaders and ministers, as well as members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) founded the group [1].
  • March on Wasington

    March on Wasington
    The march was organized by A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin, who built an alliance of civil rights, labor, and religious organizations[4] that came together under the banner of "jobs and freedom."[5] Estimates of the number of participants varied from 200,000 to 300,000;[6] the most widely cited estimate is 250,000 people.[7] Observers estimated that 75–80% of the marchers were black.[8] The march was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history.
  • 1964 Civil Rights Act

    1964 Civil Rights Act
    Powers given to enforce the act were initially weak, but were supplemented during later years. Congress asserted its authority to legislate under several different parts of the United States Constitution, principally its power to regulate interstate commerce under Article One (section 8), its duty to guarantee all citizens equal protection of the laws under the Fourteenth Amendment and its duty to protect voting rights under the Fifteenth Amendment.
  • 1956 State Flag

    1956 State Flag
    The Georgia state flag that was used from 1956 to 2001 featured a prominent Confederate battle flag and was designed by Southern Democrat John Sammons Bell, a World War II veteran and an attorney who was an outspoken supporter of segregation.
  • Atlanta Falcons

    Atlanta Falcons
    In their 51 years of existence, the Falcons have compiled a record of 350–450–6 (341–437–6 in the regular season and 9–13 in the playoffs), winning division championships in 1980, 1998, 2004, 2010, 2012, and 2016. The Falcons have appeared in two Super Bowls, the first being during the 1998 season in Super Bowl XXXIII, where they lost to the Denver Broncos 34–19,[5] and the second being a 34–28 overtime defeat by the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI.
  • Lester Maddox

    Lester Maddox
    Maddox was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the second of seven children born to Dean Garfield Maddox, a steelworker, and his wife, the former Flonnie Castleberry. Maddox left school shortly before graduation to help support the family by taking odd jobs, including real estate and grocery. He received his high school diploma through correspondence courses.[2] Maddox worked at the Bell Bomber factory in Marietta, Georgia during World War II.[3]
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr.
    King led the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott and in 1957 became the first president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). With the SCLC, he led an unsuccessful 1962 struggle against segregation in Albany, Georgia, and helped organize the nonviolent 1963 protests in Birmingham, Alabama. He also helped organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
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    Jimmy Carter in Georgia

    born October 1, 1924) is an American politician who served as the 39th president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. He previously was the 76th Governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975, after two terms in the Georgia State Senate from 1963 to 1967. Carter has remained active in public life during his post-presidency, and in 2002 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in co-founding the Carter Center.
  • Andrew Young

    Andrew Young
    Andrew Young was born on March 13, 1932 in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Daisy Meyer Young, a school teacher, and Andrew Jackson Young, Sr., a dentist. Young's father hired a professional boxer to teach Andrew and his brother how to fight, so they could defend themselves. In a 1964 interview with author Robert Penn Warren for his book, Who Speaks for the Negro?, Young recalls the tensions of segregation in New Orleans, especially growing up in a fairly well-to-do household.
  • Maynard Jackson Elected Mayor

    Maynard Jackson Elected Mayor
    Maynard Jackson
    Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia
    In office
    Preceded by Sam Massell
    Succeeded by Andrew Young
    In office
    Preceded by Andrew Young
    Succeeded by Bill Campbell
    Personal details
    Born Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr.
    March 23, 1938
    Dallas, Texas, U.S.
    Died June 23, 2003 (aged 65)
    Arlington, Virginia, U.S.
    Resting place Oakland Cemetery (Atlanta, Georgia)
    Political party Democratic

    Burnella "Bunnie" Hayes (divorced)
    Valerie Richardson
    Children 5
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    1996 Olympic Games

    The 1996 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and unofficially referred to as the Centennial Olympic Games, was an international multi-sport event that was celebrated from July 19 to August 4, 1996, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
  • Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter

    Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter
    Hamilton Holmes is best known for desegregating the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens. One of the first two African American students admitted to UGA in 1961, Holmes was also the first black student admitted to the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta two years later.
    Hamilton Earl "Hamp" Holmes
    In 1961 Hamilton Holmes (center) became one of the first African American students to gain admission to the University of Georgia .