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January 10, 1926 Atlanta Federal Reserve Board Chairman Max Wellborn warns all member banks in Florida that "new deposits soon would melt like snow in the sun, " correctly predicting the failure of more than 100 banks.
February 6, 1926 Oliver Hardy signs with Roach Studios
  Oliver Hardy
February 9, 1926 Atlanta forbids the teaching of evolution in public schools
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
February 20, 1926 Amelia Knoedler Penland is born
  Amanda (Knoedler) Penland
March 21, 1926 Ralph David Abernathy born, Lindon, Alabama
  Ralph David Abernathy, Jr.
May 8, 1926 Harriet "Hattie" Harwell Wilson High (Mrs. Joseph Madison High) donates the land on which her house is built for the express purpose of building an art museum in Atlanta
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
May 25, 1926 Claude Marion Akins born, Nelson, Georgia
  Claude Akins
May 28, 1926 Georgia is split into three judicial districts, Northern, Middle and Southern
June 4, 1926 The Big Red Apple dedicated, Cornelia, Georgia
  Habersham County, Georgia
June 25, 1926 A board, comprised of an officer in the Army Corps of Engineers and two veterans (one Confederate and one Yankee) to review the creation of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
  Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
June 29, 1926 A run on a bank in Florida owned by in part by Georgia financier Wesley Manley the previous day causes Georgians to withdraw money from Manley's Georgia-owned banks.
July 16, 1926 In a single day more than 100 banks fail in Georgia and Florida. Most are at least partly owned by Atlanta banker Wesley Manley.
August 2, 1926 Sears Roebuck on Ponce de Leon Avenue in Atlanta opens its doors for business
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
August 10, 1926 Alvin "Junior" Samples is born, Cumming, GA
  Junior Samples
September 15, 1926 Air mail flights to Atlanta Airport (C. A. M. 10) begin
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
November 3, 1926 Amidst a growing scandal (he is later exonerated) Ty Cobb resigns as manager of the Detroit Tigers
  Ty Cobb
December 7, 1926 Legislation is introduced to create the national memorial military park as recommended by the review board
  Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
December 31, 1926 Last Atlanta flight of C. A. M 10. There was not enought business to support the Atlanta to Miami route.
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
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