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January 16, 1909 President-elect William H. Taft speaks at Georgia Tech
February 9, 1909 Dean Rusk born, Cherokee County, Georgia
  Cherokee County, Georgia
  Dean Rusk
May 17, 1909 In protest over the hiring of black workers on the Georgia Railroad, firemen go on strike
September 13, 1909 Ty Cobb hits his 9th home run of the season, giving him baseball's elusive Triple Crown (league leader in average, runs batted in and home runs). None of his 9 home runs left the park.
  Ty Cobb
October 9, 1909 "Moonshine Kate" Carson is born. She was the daughter of legandary country musician Fiddlin' John Carson
  Fiddlin' John Carson
October 25, 1909 A New York-to-Atlanta road race, sponsored by the New York Herald and the Atlanta Journal, begins on Broadway
November 3, 1909 The New York-to-Atlanta road race culminates on Peachtree Street in Atlanta.
November 6, 1909 Atlanta becomes the third city to host an N. A. A. M. sanctioned automobile exhibition. Opened by Chamber of Commerce president Asa Candler, the meeting was attended by Henry Ford, Ransom E. Olds, Charles E. Duryea, Benjamin Briscoe and John N. Willys, each of whom will speak during the weeklong affair.
November 8, 1909 William H. Taft, President of the United States, speaks in Augusta
  City of Augusta, Georgia
November 9, 1909 "Fastest track in the world," Candler Field opens. It lasts one season
November 18, 1909 A schooner, the George Taulane, vanishes without a trace off the coast of Georgia
November 18, 1909 Songwriter Johnny Mercer was born in Savannah
  Savannah, Georgia births and deaths
  Johnny Mercer
December 28, 1909 Henry "Obediah" Barber dies at his home in the Okefenokee Swamp
  Okefenokee Swamp
  Henry Obediah Barber
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