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December 9, 1822 DeKalb County created
  Baron DeKalb
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  DeKalb County, Georgia
December 9, 1822 Pike County created
  Zebulon Pike
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Pike County, Georgia
December 9, 1822 Bibb County created
  William Wyatt Bibb
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Bibb County, Georgia
December 9, 1822 Crawford County created
  William Harris (W. H.) Crawford
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Crawford County, Georgia
December 9, 1848 Joel Chandler Harris born, Eatonton, Georgia
  Joel Chandler Harris
December 9, 1902 Immense early morning fire destroys several blocks of downtown Atlanta businesses in a blaze that can be seen 30 miles away
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
December 9, 1917 Civil Rights attorney Donald Hollowell born, Wichita, Kansas
  Donald L. Hollowell
December 9, 1930 Air service from Atlanta to New York inaugurated with a who's who list of names including New York Governor Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Georgia Gov-elect Richard B. Russell, U.S. Senator Walter George (Georgia), and Ernie Pyle. Regular service began the following day.
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt
December 9, 1950 Georgia is defeated by Texas A&M in the President's Cup (bowl game)
  University of Georgia's post-season appearances
December 9, 1953 The Womens Juror Bill is introduced on the floor of the state senate. It eventually passes, 30-8
  Women allowed on jury duty
December 9, 1973 Speaker of the house George L. Smith dies, Atlanta
  George Leon Smith II
December 9, 1973 George Leon Smith dies
December 9, 1982 Junior Herschel Walker of the University of Georgia Athens receives the Heisman Trophy at the Downtown Athletic Club in New York City
December 9, 1985 3 judge panel finds that pretrial publicity about the Alday family murders made a fair trial virtually impossible in Seminole County
  Alday family murders
  Seminole County, Georgia
December 9, 1994 Historic marker marking the house of Emily Tubman in Augusta is dedicated
  Emily Tubman
December 9, 2002 Tresury Secretary nominee John Snow announces he will resign his membership to Augusta National because they refuse to admit women.
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