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August 4, 1825 Jefferson Davis begins his defense during court-martial proceedings for the Benny Havens's incident. He will be found guilty and dismissed from West Point. The
  Jefferson Davis
August 4, 1828 Alexander Stephens passes the entrance exam for Frankin College (now the University of Georgia)
  Alexander Stephens
August 4, 1881 H. I. Kimball appears before the House Finance Committee to secure funding for the International Cotton Exposition. Statewide support for the project is mixed.
  1881 International Cotton Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia
August 4, 1913 Jim Conley testifies at the trial of Leo Frank, claiming that Frank had gotten his help in moving Mary Phagan's body to the cellar.
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
August 4, 1944 Train crash in Lanier County (near Stockton, GA) claims the lives of 47 people
  Lanier County, Georgia
August 4, 1996 Closing Ceremonies for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta
August 4, 2000 Thomas Allgood Sr., a former Georgia state senator dies when his Piper Malibu Mirage collided with a utility pole during take-off.
August 4, 2007 Federal authorities bust an illegal still operating in the Chattahoochee National Forest near Clayton, Georgia. It is the largest operation found in the National Forest in over 20 years.
  William Rabun
August 4, 2007 San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds hits his 755th round-tripper, tying Hank Aaron's Major League record for lifetime home runs with an opposite field smash off Padres pitcher Clay Hensley at Petco Park in San Diego.
  Bonds Breaks Hank Aaron's career home run record
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