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July 28, 1757 Georgia provides for militia training every Sabbath at the place of public worship.
July 28, 1794 Governor Mathews issues a proclamation indicating that Elijah Clarke had crossed the Oconee River into Indian Terrotory to create the Trans-Oconee Republic
July 28, 1827 Alexander Stpehens arrives in Washington, Georgia to attend Washington Academy.
July 28, 1864 Battle of Ezra Church
  Civil War - 1864
  William Tecumseh Sherman
July 28, 1913 Leo Frank's trial begins
  Fiddlin' John Carson
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
July 28, 1923 Dial telephone service begins in Atlanta
July 28, 1948 President Harry Truman issues Executive Order 9981, banning segregation in all branches of the armed forces
  The Road to Integration
July 28, 1978 Two black children found murdered in southwest Atlanta begin a killing spree known as the Atlanta Child Murders
July 28, 1979 Police find the remains of two bodies, Edward Hope Smith and a friend, 14-year old Alfred Evans
  Atlanta Child Murders
July 28, 1980 Carl Issacs plans to escape, along with four other inmates. He is moved to a new "Death Row," foiling his attempt, but 4 other men succeed. Three are recaptured 4 days later in North Carolina, the fourth dead at the hands of his fellow escapees
  Alday family murders
July 28, 1989 Janice Weldon tells police that Emmanuel Hammond and Maurice Porter left the body of Julie Love near Grove Park Place.
  Murder of Julie Love
July 28, 1996 Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes win the beach volleyball gold medal at Atlanta Beach in Clayton County. Mike Dodd and Mike Whitmarsh, also of the United States, won the silver
  Clayton County, Georgia
July 28, 1996 Richard Jewell is praised by authorities for his role in saving lives at Atlanta Centennial Park
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