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September 1, 1864 With the railroad to Macon cut at Jonesboro, John Bell Hood sets fire to the roundhouse that evening and retreats. Most locomotives are destroyed when munitions in the boxcars explode. Among the survivors is the heavily damaged General
  Atlanta, Georgia (through 1900)
September 1, 1936 Russell defeats Talmadge during the Democratic primary in race for U. S. Senate, 263,154 to 134,695 (county unit vote-378 to 143).
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
  Eugene Talmadge
September 1, 1952 A spate of UFO sightings riled people in Atlanta and Marietta
  Marietta, GA
  UFO sightings in Marietta and Atlanta
September 1, 1983 Conservative U. S. Representative Lawrence "Larry" McDonald, from Cobb County, Georgia dies when Korean Airlines Flight 007, a Boeing 747, is shot down by a Soviet MIG fighter in international waters in the Sea of Japan. All 269 people aboard died.
September 1, 1985 Cale Yarborough's broken belt at the Southern 500 in Darlington, SC, ensures a million-dollar celebration for Bill Elliott. Elliott won the Daytona 500 in February and the Winston 500 in May. With the win at Darlington, he became the first person to win three of the top 4 races in the NASCAR circuit
  Bill Elliott
September 1, 1991 The soundtrack to Home Alone 2 is released, which includes Sleigh Ride, the first TLC recording
  TLC
September 1, 1993 First Georgia HOPE Scholarship awarded to Matthew Miller of Snellville. He will attend Gwinnett Technical College
September 1, 2001 Wachovia and First Union merge
  Wachovia and First Union Banks
September 1, 2003 Gwinnett County Judge David M. Fuller resigns following an investigative report by Fox 5 News
  David M. Fuller
  Gwinnett County, Georgia
September 1, 2004 Democratic Senator Zell Miller gives the keynote address at the Republican convention
  Zell Miller
September 1, 2008 Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta estimated start date for samonella outbreak later associated to the Peanut Corporation of America
  Peanut Corporation of America Salmonella Outbreak
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