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February 11, 1889 On appeal, Tom Woolfolk's conviction is overturned.
  Tom Woolfolk and the Woolfolk Family murders
March 28, 1889 George Gress purchases a circus to rescue the starving animals. These animals are the start of the Grant Park Zoo (now ZooAtlanta).
  ZooAtlanta
June 3, 1889 Tom Woolfolk is again tried for murder
  Tom Woolfolk and the Woolfolk Family murders
June 25, 1889 A jury again convicts Tom Woolfolk on murder and sentences him to die
  Tom Woolfolk and the Woolfolk Family murders
July 4, 1889 Dedication of the new State Capitol in Atlanta
July 26, 1889 City of Colquitt incorporated.
  City of Colquitt
August 5, 1889 Writer Conrad Aiken, born in Savannah, GA
  Savannah, Georgia births and deaths
August 22, 1889 First electric streetcar in Atlanta runs from Edgewood Av. to Inman Park
September 24, 1889 Decatur Female Seminary (today's Agnes Scott College) opens.
October 8, 1889 Collett Everman Woolman, founder of Delta Air Lines, is born in Bloomington, Indiana
  Delta Air Lines
October 29, 1889 Georgia legislature approves the sale of the remaining land in the Okefenokee Swamp
  Okefenokee Swamp
November 8, 1889 Governor William Northern signs bill creating Georgia Normal College and State University, Milledgeville
November 12, 1889 City of Willacoochee, Georgia (originally Coffee County, now Atkinson County) chartered
  Coffee County, Georgia
  Atkinson County, Georgia
December 5, 1889 Jefferson Davis, only President of the Confederate States of America, dies
  Jefferson Davis
December 23, 1889 Henry Woodfin Grady dies.
  Henry Woodfin Grady
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