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October 26, 1749 Petition requesting slavery is approved.
  Slavery in Georgia
October 26, 1787 The Georgia General Assembly decides to send the question of ratification to a special convention to be held in Augusta, Georgia.
  City of Augusta, Georgia
  Augusta Convention
October 26, 1870 Dodge County created
  William Earle Dodge
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Dodge County, Georgia
October 26, 1881 Gunfight at the O. K. Corral
  Doc Holliday (John Henry Holliday)
October 26, 1910 Allen Daniel Candler dies of Bright's disease, Atlanta
October 26, 1940 First night game at Sanford Stadium. Georgia ties Kentucky, 7-7
October 26, 1960 Robert Kennedy calls Georgia Governor Ernest Vandiver seeking King's release from Reidsville Prison
  The Road to Integration
  Martin Luther King
  Ernest Vandiver, Jr.
October 26, 1968 New Norcross Central Telephone office opens. Residents return to normal service for the first time in 4 months.
October 26, 1970 With people like Bill Cosby and Coretta Scott King watching, Muhammad Ali defeats Jerry Quarry by a knockout in the 3rd round in front of a packed house of 5,000 at the old Municipal Auditorium in Atlanta
October 26, 1996 Federal officials say Jewell is not a suspect in the Centennial Park bombing
October 26, 2004 ChoicePoint CEO Derek Smith and President Douglas Curling have ChoicePoint's board approve the 10b5-1 sale of 737,380 shares of stock. Rule 10b5-1 requires that the plan be adopted while the executive does not possess material nonpublic knowledge.
  ChoicePoint scandal
October 26, 2007 Georgia Supreme Court, in a 4-3 decision rules Genarlow Wilson's sentence for having consensual teen sex is cruel and unusual punishment
  Genarlow Wilson
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