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January 9, 1735 Slavery and rum outlawed in the colony of Georgia.
  Slavery in Georgia
January 9, 1784 John Houstoun begins his second term as governor
  John Houstoun, Patriot
  Governors of Georgia, 1733-1800
January 9, 1786 Edward Telfair begins term as governor
  Governors of Georgia, 1733-1800
January 9, 1787 George Mathews begins term as governor
  Governors of Georgia, 1733-1800
January 9, 1792 John Milton elected mayor of Augusta
  City of Augusta, Georgia
January 9, 1842 DeKalb County Courthouse burns.
  DeKalb County, Georgia
January 9, 1845 Organizational meeting for Augusta Canal
January 9, 1861 Mississippi secedes from the Union
January 9, 1869 Open house held at the Kimball Opera House for reporters, businessmen and civic leaders.
January 9, 1904 John Brown Gordon dies, Miami, Florida
  John Brown Gordon
January 9, 1927 WSB joins the National Broadcasting Company.
January 9, 1961 Bootle stays his ruling forcing the University of Georgia to desegregate. Bootle's stay is ruled "improvidently granted" by an Atlanta judge. Vernon Jordan is told to escort Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes to UGA to register for class. Georgia Governor Earnest Vandiver, who is required by law to close integrated schools does so in a way that UGA can keep operating at least for a few days: He cuts off state funding.
  Donald L. Hollowell
  University of Georgia, Athens (UGA)
  Ernest Vandiver, Jr.
  The Road to Integration
January 9, 1983 Atlanta Falcons lose in the postseason to the Minnesota Vikings, 30-24.
  Atlanta Falcons
January 9, 1990 Spud Chandler dies, Pasadena, Florida
  Spud Chandler
January 9, 1999 The Atlanta Falcons win the NFC Division playoff, defeating the San Francisco 49ers, 20-18
  Atlanta Falcons
January 9, 2001 Vince Dooley wins the Amos Alonzo Stagg award for outstanding service to football
  Vince Dooley
January 9, 2009 The first salmonella product is identified by a Minnesota scientist in a King Nut peanut butter bucket.
  Peanut Corporation of America Salmonella Outbreak
January 9, 2011 A crippling snowstorm dumps 3-10 inches of snow across North Georgia. An unusual cold snap of 96 hours of below freezing weather keeps the snow in place forcing up to a week of school and business closings
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