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January 2, 1916 Joseph Rucker Lamar dies in Washington D. C. from the effects of a stroke that had kept him from his duties as Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court for the past year.
January 3, 1916 Former U. S. Supreme Court Justice and Augusta resident Joseph R. Lamar dies
  City of Augusta, Georgia
January 17, 1916 Marietta Country Club incorporated. Their 9-hole course would expand to 18 holes in 1966.
  Marietta, GA
January 27, 1916 The battleship Georgia is decommissioned
March 5, 1916 Earthquake strikes 30 miles southeast of Atlanta
  Earthquakes that have struck Georgia
March 5, 1916 Mount Berry Chapel, designed by Jarry Carlson of Boston and built by students, is dedicated.
  Martha Berry
March 15, 1916 Big Band leader Harry James born, Albany
  Harry James
  Albany, Georgia
March 22, 1916 Fire destroys about 600 homes and commercial buildings over a 25 block area in downtown Augusta
May 20, 1916 Dedication of the official start of work on the carving at Stone Mountain
  Stone Mountain
  John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum
July 1, 1916 The new Knights of the Ku Klux Klan receives its official charter from the state of Georgia
  Ku Klux Klan in Georgia
July 15, 1916 A "cyclonic storm" floods Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia. A second coastal storm floods North and South Carolina
August 29, 1916 President Woodrow Wilson calls for legislation creating an eight-hour work day and time-and-a-half for overtime.
  William Charles Adamson
  Woodrow Wilson
August 31, 1916 William Adamson [D-GA.] introduces the Adamson Act legislation, calling for an 8 hour workday and overtime pay.
  William Charles Adamson
September 3, 1916 Wilson signs the Adamson Act into law, four days after it had been proposed by Georgia Congressman William Adamson, averting a looming railroad strike
  William Charles Adamson
  Woodrow Wilson
October 7, 1916 Georgian Alexa Stirling becomes the state's first championship women's golfer by winning the Women's National Golf Title at the Belmont Springs Country Club in Massachusetts. She would win the title again in 1919 and 1920
October 7, 1916 Cumberland University is defeated by Georgia Tech, 222-0. While there were first downs in the game, neither team advanced to a first down. Cumberland never advanced 10 yards from the original line of scrimmage and Tech scored every time they had the ball.
October 9, 1916 Edward Andrews born, Griffin, Georgia
  Edward Andrews
November 7, 1916 Woodrow Wilson elected President of the United States for a second term, defeating Charles Evans Hughes.
  Woodrow Wilson
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