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Albany, Georgia
April 29, 1885 Famed conductor/composer Wallingford Riegger was born in Albany, Georgia. He spent almost all his life in New York.
  Albany, Georgia
March 11, 1906 Carnegie Library in Albany opens
  Albany, Georgia
March 15, 1916 Big Band leader Harry James born, Albany
  Harry James
  Albany, Georgia
September 23, 1930 Ray Charles (Robinson) born, Albany
  Ray Charles
  Albany, Georgia
December 16, 1961 Martin Luther King is arrested while leading 250 activists to city hall in Albany, Georgia. He did not have a parade permit.
  Martin Luther King
  Albany, Georgia
February 27, 1962 Martin Luther King is convicted of minor offenses in Albany, Georgia as a result of his attempt to desegregate that city, however other charges remain pending
  Martin Luther King
  Albany, Georgia
July 10, 1962 Rev. Martin Luther King and Rev. Ralph David Abernathy are convicted of charges stemming from his 1961 attempt to desegregate government buildings in Albany, Georgia. He is sentenced to a 45-day jail term.
  Martin Luther King
  Ralph David Abernathy, Jr.
  Albany, Georgia
July 12, 1962 An unidentified person pays Martin Luther King's fine, freeing him from an Albany, Georgia jail
  Martin Luther King
  Albany, Georgia
May 3, 1984 S. W. A. T. team members surround Carlton Gary, an escapee from the South Carolina prison system, at the Albany, Georgia, Holiday Inn. He was captured alive. While in Georgia's custody, he is linked to the murders of three of the Wynnton Stock Strangler's murders.
  Wynnton Stocking Strangler
  Albany, Georgia
September 21, 1992 Albany's Carnegie Library begins a new life -- as the home of the Albany Area Arts Council
  Albany, Georgia
July 27, 1996 Atlanta Centennial Park is ripped by an explosion in the early morning hours. Alice Hawthorne of Albany lies dead.
  Eric Rudolph and the Atlanta Area bombings
  Albany, Georgia
December 17, 2008 Cooper Tires announces the closure of its Albany, Georgia facility, slated for completion in December, 2009. Production will move to three other plants in the United States.
  Albany, Georgia
May 6, 2011 Mary Tyson of Albany, Georgia is selected "Mother of the Year" by Good Morning, America.
  Albany, Georgia


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