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January 24, 1884 24-year old Joseph Jacobs purchases a drug store on Peachtree Street near present-day Underground Atlanta.
February 19, 1884 The Southeast United States is struck by a series of more than 50 tornadoes, including 37 rated F2 or greater.
  Georgia Tornadoes
  Washington County, Georgia
March 5, 1884 Joseph Thomas Robert, instrumental early leader of the Augusta Institute, which moved to Atlanta where it was known as the Atlanta Baptist Seminary and eventually Morehouse College, dies in Atlanta
  Joseph Thomas Robert
April 17, 1884 Leo Frank born, Cuero, Texas
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
May 22, 1884 William Tatum Wofford dies, Cass Station, Georgia and is buried at the Cassville Cemetery
  William Tatum Wofford
July 25, 1884 First professional baseball game played in Atlanta (Present-day campus of Georgia Tech). Atlanta defeated Augusta.
September 23, 1884 Eugene "Gene" Talmadge born, Forsyth County, Georgia
  Eugene Talmadge
November 3, 1884 The Atlanta Constitution becomes a true daily paper when it publishes its first Monday edition.
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