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January 24, 1930 Rebecca Latimer Felton dies, Atlanta
  Rebecca Latimer Felton
February 3, 1930 Lee Hugh Phillips born, Stockbridge, Georgia
  Corporal Lee Hugh Phillips
February 8, 1930 WSB begins to broadcast a radio signal at 5,000 watts
  WSB Atlanta
March 4, 1930 Blaze levels hanger at Atlanta Airport, destroying twenty aircraft
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
April 18, 1930 Atlanta's "new" Union Station opens for business. The facility on Forsyth Street replaced an earlier Union Station on the corner of Pryor and Wall Street.
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
May 15, 1930 Painter Jasper Johns, Jr., a leader in the Pop Art movement, is born in Augusta, Georgia
  City of Augusta, Georgia
May 28, 1930 The federal government approves the construction of the Cherokee Indian Memorial on the site of New Echota
May 31, 1930 Bobby Jones wins the British Amateur open
  Bobby Jones
  Bobby Jones wins the Grand Slam of golf
May 31, 1930 "Number 2" course opens at East Lake Country Club, Atlanta
June 12, 1930 Delta Air Lines begin regularly scheduled service to Atlanta from Dallas, Texas
  Delta Air Lines
June 20, 1930 Bobby Jones wins the British Open, Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, England
  Bobby Jones wins the Grand Slam of golf
July 2, 1930 Following his victory in the British Open, golfer Bobby Jones is the guest of honor at a New Yok ticker type parade.
  Bobby Jones
  Bobby Jones wins the Grand Slam of golf
July 12, 1930 Golfer Bobby Jones wins the U. S. Open
  Bobby Jones
  Bobby Jones wins the Grand Slam of golf
August 12, 1930 Cason J. Callaway finds a plumleaf azelea near his home in Blue Springs, Georgia. The plant had been thought to be extinct.
September 10, 1930 Russell, running for Governor of Georgia against a field of five candidates, receives a plurality of votes, but less than 50%, forcing the election into a runoff.
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
September 15, 1930 Hoagy Carmichael records Georgia on my Mind. Bix Beiderbecke accompanied Carmichael on the cornet.
September 23, 1930 Ray Charles (Robinson) born, Albany
  Ray Charles
  Albany, Georgia
September 27, 1930 Bobby Jones completes the first Grand Slam in golf history by winning the U. S. Amateur Open at the Merion Golf Club in Pennsylvania.
  Bobby Jones
  Bobby Jones wins the Grand Slam of golf
October 1, 1930 Russell wins the gubernatorial run-off against George Carswell
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
October 15, 1930 Plane leaves Atlanta on first leg of historic flight to Los Angeles along the so-called "southern route."
October 17, 1930 Plant Atkinson, a coal-fired power plant, is introduced by Georgia Power. It is named for Georgia Power President, Atlanta civic leader and philanthropist Henry Morrell Atkinson
November 2, 1930 Thunderbolt Casino and Amusement Park (Savannah) burns down.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
December 9, 1930 Air service from Atlanta to New York inaugurated with a who's who list of names including New York Governor Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Georgia Gov-elect Richard B. Russell, U.S. Senator Walter George (Georgia), and Ernie Pyle. Regular service began the following day.
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt
December 16, 1930 Bobby Jones wins the Sullivan trophy for becoming the first golfer to win the "Grand Slam." It was the first time the award, which goes to the top amateur athelete in the United States, was presented.
  Bobby Jones
December 22, 1930 Georgia on my Mind, lyrics by Hoagy Carmichael and words by Stuart Gorrell, is copyrighted
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