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October 2, 1729 Ben Franklin acquires the Pennsylvania Gazette
  Benjamin Franklin
October 2, 1781 William Wyatt Bibb born, Amelia County, Virginia
  William Wyatt Bibb
October 2, 1798 (First) Treaty of Tellico
October 2, 1837 Former governor George Gilmer defeats incumbent William Scley to become Governor of Georgia.
  William Schley
October 2, 1898 Campbell Island is washed away by a hurricane as it crosses the Georgia coast with an estimated maximum wind of 95 mph. It will cut across the state to the northwest, exiting near Rome. It is designated Hurricane #7
October 2, 1898 Hurricane strikes coastal Georgia near Cumberland Island, killing 179 (Georgia and North Florida), and setting storm surge records that still stand.
October 2, 1911 Georgian Terrace, Atlanta opens
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
October 2, 1919 President Wilson is incapacitated by a serious stroke.
  Woodrow Wilson
October 2, 1960 Duluth added to Metro Atlanta telephone calling area
October 2, 1960 Marietta added to the Metro Atlanta telephone calling area
October 2, 1960 Long distance direct dial (Direct Distance Dialing or DDD) service goes into effect in Atlanta.
October 2, 1968 National Trail System Act becomes law. This protects the 79 miles of The Appalachian Trail in Georgia, making it the first federal lineal park, along with the other 2000+ miles in other states. The land falls under management by the National Park Service
October 2, 1974 Hank Aaron hits #733, his final home run in a Braves uniform
  Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves
  Hank Aaron
October 2, 1977 Police arrest Jerome Livas in connection with an assualt and murder of a woman. He is connected to the two Wynnton murders.
  Wynnton Stocking Strangler
October 2, 1980 First Mom Lillian Carter falls and breaks her hip
October 2, 1984 Groundbreaking for the Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia. Original plans have been modified to answer some of the local concerns.
  Jimmy Carter
October 2, 1999 Atlanta Thrashers play their first game, losing to the New Jersey Devils 4-1
  Atlanta Thrashers
October 2, 2005 Jaimie Underwood and Stacey Bernard Sims are arrested for the mass murder of 6 Hispanic males in Colquitt County, Georgia
  Mass murder in Colquitt County
October 2, 2011 Cornelius Washington arrested for DUI in Commerce, Georgia
  Cornelius Washington DUI
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