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January 25, 1915 DeKalb County grants a charter to Emory University
  Emory University
  Emory University
January 25, 1915 UDC co-founder Anna Davenport Raines dies, Savannah, Georgia
  Savannah, Georgia births and deaths
May 14, 1915 The Plunderer starring William Farnum opens. It was shot at the Consolidated Mines in Dahlonega
  Dahlonega, Georgia
June 21, 1915 Leo Frank is transferred from the Fulton County prison to the State Penitentiary at Milledgeville
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
  Fulton County, Georgia
June 21, 1915 Governor John Slaton commutes Leo Frank's death sentence to a lifetime prison sentence.
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
July 18, 1915 Leo Frank is assaulted by an inmate of the prison. His throat is slashed.
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
August 15, 1915 Gutzon Borglum meets with representatives of the United Daughters of the Confederacy about carving Stone Mountain
  John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum
August 17, 1915 A lynch mob hangs Leo Frank, near the present-day site of the Big Chicken
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Marietta, GA
September 30, 1915 Lester Maddox is born, Atlanta, Georgia
  Lester Maddox
November 18, 1915 Braves Field opens, Boston, Mass.
  Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves
November 22, 1915 A circus train collided with a passenger train six miles east of Columbus, Georgia. 15 passengers and most of the animals died in the wreck or in the ensuing fire.
  Muscogee County, Georgia
November 25, 1915 William Simmons, along with some of the men who lynched Leo Frank, and others burn a cross at the top of Stone Mountain, signaling the rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan
  Stone Mountain
  Ku Klux Klan in Georgia
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
December 6, 1915 Ku Klux Klan parade down Peachtree Street following the premiere of D. W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation at the Atlanta Theater
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
  Ku Klux Klan in Georgia
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