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February 6, 1876 The Atlanta Herald is put up for sheriff's sale. The Atlanta Constitution purchases the Herald's subscriber lists and a few other assets.
February 12, 1876 James Augustine Healy is appointed Bishop of Portland, Maine, by Pope Pius the IX.
  James Augustine Healy
May 3, 1876 The Georgia Republican Convention, held in Atlanta, chooses 13 whites and 9 blacks to represent them at the National Republican Convention in Cincinnati. Additionally, a black man, John Emory Bryant, was appointed chainman of the state central committee.
May 4, 1876
July 10, 1876 Mary McLeod Bethune is born on a farm near Mayesville, South Carolina
  Mary McLeod Bethune
August 16, 1876 At a convention held in Macon, Republicans nominate wealthy Atlanta businessman Jonathan Norcross to run for governor against Alfred Colquitt.
  City of Macon, Georgia
August 21, 1876 Yellow fever strikes Savannah. Within a month 40 people died.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
October 12, 1876 CSA Brig. General Pleasant J. Philips dies, Columbus, GA
October 12, 1876
  Brigadier General Pleasant J. Philips
  Columbus, Georgia
October 17, 1876 Evan Howell purchases a significant part of the Atlanta Constitution
October 18, 1876 Having given up on a journalism career in Atlanta, Henry Grady is on the way to the Atlanta passenger depot to catch a train to Augusta and a waiting job. He runs into Evan Howell, who had just purchased a major interest in the Atlanta Constitution. Howell offers Grady a job on the spot and before the train leaves, Grady and Howell are headed for the offices of the Constitution. One of Grady's first hires is Joel Chandler Harris.
  Henry Woodfin Grady
October 19, 1876 Henry Grady hires Joel Chandler Harris, who had fled Savannah because of yellow fever
  Henry Woodfin Grady
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