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October 9, 1764 Archibald Bulloch marries Mary de Veaux
  Archibald Bulloch
October 9, 1779 William Jasper dies, Savannah, Georgia
  Savannah, Georgia births and deaths
  Georgia and the American Revolution
  William Jasper
October 9, 1782 Lewis Cass is born, Exeter, New Hampshire
  Lewis Cass
October 9, 1862 James Longstreet promoted to lieutenant general
  Civil War - 1862
  James Longstreet
October 9, 1863 Jeff Davis addresses a crowd at Marietta, GA
  Marietta, GA
  Jefferson Davis
October 9, 1867 Atlanta's Oakland Cemetery makes its final purchase of land (total 88 acres).
  Oakland Cemetery
October 9, 1868 Howell Cobb dies, New York City
  Howell Cobb
October 9, 1904 Miller County Courthouse (Colquitt, GA) destroyed by fire, apparently set on purpose.
  City of Colquitt
October 9, 1909 "Moonshine Kate" Carson is born. She was the daughter of legandary country musician Fiddlin' John Carson
  Fiddlin' John Carson
October 9, 1910 On the final day of the 1910 baseball season, Ty Cobb sits out to preserve his lead in the batting average race with Nap Lajoie. Going eight for eight, Lajoie almost took the crown from Cobb. The Chalmers Company, who gave a car to the winner of the batting crown, decided to award two cars that year.
  Ty Cobb
October 9, 1916 Edward Andrews born, Griffin, Georgia
  Edward Andrews
October 9, 1955 Bill Elliot born, Dawsonville, Georgia
  Bill Elliott
October 9, 1957 Dedication of the completed Lake Lanier dam.
  Lake Lanier
  Sidney Lanier
October 9, 1961 Hit the Road Jack by Ray Charles reaches Number 1, while Brenda Lee's Fool #1 peaks at #3
  Brenda Lee
  Ray Charles
October 9, 1980 Charles Stephens, 12, strangled.
  Atlanta Child Murders
October 9, 1982 Judy Neelley is arrested at a motel in Murfreesboro, TN. Alvin is arrested a few days later. Mrs. Neelley admitted brutally murdering both Chatman and Millican and shooting and firebombing the homes of the YDC employees.
  Judy Neelley - A woman on death row
October 9, 1992 Alan Jackson releases Lot About Livin' (and a Little 'bout Love) with the song "Chattahoochee" on it. The album becomes a favorite in Georgia
October 9, 1995 U. S. Senator Sam Nunn announces his retirement.
October 9, 2005 Houston Astros defeat the Atlanta Braves in the National League Division Playoffs, 3 games to 1. The series featured the longest postseason game by innings
  Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves
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