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June 18, 1862 Six of Andrew's Raiders are hung at Memorial Drive and Park Avenue, Atlanta.
June 18, 1894 At the depths of the depression created by the Panic of 1893, J. P. Morgan and others consolidate many railroads in the South to form Southern Railway Co.
June 18, 1953 Martin Luther King, Jr. marries Coretta Scott in Alabama. His father performs the service.
  Martin Luther King
June 18, 1957 The U. S. House passes Civil Rights legislation proposed by the Eisenhower administration, and backed by the President himself.
  The Road to Integration
June 18, 1962 Hammerin' Hank Aaron becomes one of three players to hit a home run in dead center of the Polo Grounds in New York. It is considered to be the longest home run of his career
  Hank Aaron
June 18, 1988 MARTA opens rail service to Hartsfield Airport
  Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
June 18, 1991 Atlanta, Georgia sets its all-time record for 1-hour rainfall total, with 3.47 inches falling between 6:52 A. M. and 7:52 A. M.
June 18, 1994 A tropical wave forms over western Africa
  Tropical Storm Alberto
June 18, 1999 The General's Daughter, starring John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe, James Cromwell, Timothy Hutton and Daniel von Bargen, opens. It was filmed in part at Wormsloe Plantation, Tybee Island and Savannah and grosses 102 million dollars in general release.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Movies filmed in Georgia
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