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October 15, 1829 Fannie Kemble gives her first performance, as Juliet at The Covent in London's West End
  Fannie Kemble (Butler)
October 15, 1885 Morris Brown College in Atlanta begins classes in a wooden structure on the corner of Boulevard and Houston Streets.
October 15, 1895 Two inventors, C. Francis Jenkins and Thomas Armat demonstrate the "Phontoscope," a primative version of a motion picture projector at the Piedmont Exposition in Atlanta
  Piedmont Park
October 15, 1924 Fort Pulaski is transferred from the War Department to the National Park System
October 15, 1930 Plane leaves Atlanta on first leg of historic flight to Los Angeles along the so-called "southern route."
October 15, 1937 State prison moves to Reidsville
October 15, 1938 79 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia are protected by limiting road incursions and foresting with a one-mile boundary secured by an agreement between the National Park Service and the Forest Service.
October 15, 1947 Following an attempt to weaken a hurricane by seeding it with dry ice, the storm does an about face and comes ashore near Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
October 15, 1947 Shortly after being seeded with dry ice, a hurricane turns and hits Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
October 15, 1966 Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace added to the National Register
  Juliette Gordon Low and the Girl Scouts
October 15, 1991 By a vote of 52-48, Clarence Thomas is confirmed by the Senate
  Clarence Thomas
October 15, 2004 Wachovia receives Federal Reserve approval on the planned merger with SouthTrust
  Wachovia and First Union Banks
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