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July 29, 1864 Construction begins on Camp Lawton north of Millen, Georgia (Jenkins County) to alleviate the overcrowded conditions at Camp Sumter in Andersville, Georgia.
  Jenkins County, Georgia
  Camp Sumter, Andersonville, Georgia
July 29, 1999 9 people lie dead after Mark Barton went on a killing rampage in downtown Atlanta. 3 others, Barton's former wife and 2 children, are also found dead in a suburban apartment. Barton had lost a large amount of money as a "day trader"
July 29, 1999 Mark Barton kills 9 people and injures 13 others in a spree killing because he had lost $100,000 in the prior 2 months at one of the day trading firms.
July 29, 2002 Bill Elliott wins the Pennsylvania 500 at the Pocono Speedway
  Bill Elliott
July 29, 2002 Civil rights pioneer W. W. (Wesley Wallace) Law dies, Savannah
July 29, 2008 Natural Resources Defense Council rated Georgia's beaches highest in Water Quality and Safety of all Southeastern states. Several St. Simons and Jekyll Island beaches never exceeded federal guidelines for pollution.
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