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January 4, 1887 Piedmont Driving Club (horses, not cars) in Atlanta is formed by 100 white men (a requirement to join the club)
  Piedmont Park
April 9, 1887 Piedmont Exposition is officially proposed
  Piedmont Park
April 14, 1887 The Gentlemen's Driving Club agrees that "Doc" Walker's estate is the future home of the club
  Piedmont Park
April 19, 1887 Gentleman's Driving Club agrees to purchase the 189-acre tract of Doc Walker.
May 5, 1887 First contract awarded for a building on the campus of Georgia Tech. (Tech Tower)
May 28, 1887 First track and field contest held at the University of Georgia
  University of Georgia, Athens (UGA)
June 1, 1887 Future Gov. Hoke Smith buys an interest in the Atlanta Journal and becomes president of the paper
June 28, 1887 The name Coca-Cola is trademarked by John S. Pemberton. He registered it in his name, not the name of the Pemberton Chemical Company.
  John Stith (Styth) Pemberton
  Coca-Cola
July 1, 1887 Doc Walker deeds his land to the Gentleman's Driving Club for $38,000. It will become Piedmont Park.
August 6, 1887 Just west of Macon, in Bibb County, nine members of Tom Woolfolk's family were murdered with an ax.
  Bibb County, Georgia
  Tom Woolfolk and the Woolfolk Family murders
August 28, 1887 Woodrow and Ellen Wilson have the second of their three daughters at Ellen's aunt's house in Gainesville, Georgia
  Woodrow Wilson
October 8, 1887 Piedmont Park opens (for whites only)
  Piedmont Park
October 10, 1887 The Piedmont Exposition opens
  Piedmont Park
October 17, 1887 U. S. President Grover Cleveland visits the Piedmont Exposition in Atlanta
  Piedmont Park
October 22, 1887 Piedmont Exposition (Atlanta) is completed.
November 8, 1887 John Henry "Doc" Holiday dies from tuberculosis in Glenwood, Colorado.
  Doc Holliday (John Henry Holliday)
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