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October 28, 1865 Frederick Ayers begins teaching black students in a boxcar in Atlanta. In 1867 this operation will be chartered Atlanta University by the state of Georgia
October 28, 1921 Savannah Electric Company merges with the Savannah Power Company to form Savannah Electric & Power
  City of Savannah, Georgia
October 28, 1936 Singer Charlie Daniels (The Devil Went Down to Georgia) born in Wilmington, Delaware
October 28, 1946 Ralph Childers, a member of the Colombians, a white supremacy organization, blackjacked Clifford Hines for no reason other than he was a black man walking on a street the Colombians patrolled.
  The Colombians
October 28, 1960 MLK released from Reidsville State Prison
  Donald L. Hollowell
  Martin Luther King
October 28, 1967 Julia Roberts born, Smyrna, Georgia
  Julia Roberts
October 28, 1976 James Dickey's first wife, Maxine dies
  James Dickey
October 28, 1977 74-year-old Kathleen Woodruff is found murdered and assualted in her home.
  Wynnton Stocking Strangler
October 28, 1980 Democratic President Jimmy Carter and Republican nominee Ronald Reagan square off in a televised debate.
  Jimmy Carter
October 28, 1981 Edward M. McIntyre elected first black mayor of Augusta
  City of Augusta, Georgia
October 28, 1995 Tom Glavine and Mark Wohlers combine to beat the Cleveland Indians 1-0 in Game 6 of the World Series, giving Atlanta its first title ever. (The Braves had last won the Series when they were in Milwaukee in 1957).
  Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves
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