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July 21, 1721 Start of construction of Fort King George near the present-day town of Darien
July 21, 1861 Robert Toombs promoted to Brigadier General
  Robert Toombs
July 21, 1861 First Manasas (Battle of Bull Run)
  Civil War - 1861
  John Brown Gordon
July 21, 1861 Francis Bartow dies from a gunshot wound received during the battle of First Manasas
  Lafayette McLaws
July 21, 1868 Georgia ratifies the 14th Amendment to the Constitution
  Georgia, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution
July 21, 1899 Bejamin Thomas and Joseph Whitehead, two Chattanooga (History of Chattanooga, Tennessee) businessmen, receive approval on their plan to bottle Coca-Cola
  Coca-Cola
July 21, 1910 Construction begins on Atlanta's Georgian Terrace
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
July 21, 1952 African-American comedian George Wallace is born, Atlanta, Georgia
July 21, 1952 The 1952 Democratic Convention is held at Chicago's International Amphitheater. Among the candidates for president are Adlai Stevenson, Averell Harriman, Estes Keefauver, Robert Kerr, and Georgia Senator Richard B. Russell.
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
July 21, 1959 Hank Aaron appears on the TV show "Home Run Derby."
  Hank Aaron
July 21, 1959 Launch of the merchant vessel Savannah, first nuclear-powered ship in its class
  City of Savannah, Georgia
July 21, 1973 Henry Aaron hits his 700th home run
  Hank Aaron
July 21, 1979 Edward Hope Smith is seen for the last time. Unknown at the time, he would become the first of what today is known as the Atlanta Child Murders
  Atlanta Child Murders
July 21, 1988 Capping nearly a week of festivities, Michael Dukakis accepts the Democratic Party nomination for president at the convention in Atlanta
July 21, 1988 The New York Times acquires The Gwinnett Daily News (Norcross), Forsyth County News (Cummings) and the Winder News.
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