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January 13, 1933 Augusta National Golf Club formally opens
  City of Augusta, Georgia
January 23, 1933 Georgia ratifies the 20th Amendment, changing terms of office for the President and Senators.
  Georgia, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution
February 15, 1933 Assassination attempt on Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Miami, Florida
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt
March 6, 1933 Following the governors of New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Georgia Governor Eugene Talmadge declares a 3-day bank holiday to prevent the exchange of currency for gold.
March 9, 1933 Senator Russell appointed to the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
March 13, 1933 President Roosevelt asked Congress to amend the Volstead Act, allowing for the sale of beer. Southern legislators are unhappy with the request. When voted on and approved two days later only two Georgians vote for the act.
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt
May 3, 1933 Singer James Brown, "The Godfather of Soul" is born in either Macon, Georgia or Barnwell, SC
  City of Macon, Georgia
  James Brown
May 17, 1933 Charles Hillyer (C.H.) Brand dies in Athens
May 18, 1933 Creation of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Three north Georgia lakes are currently part of the TVA.
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt
June 10, 1933 By Executive Order, Kennesaw Mountain property is transferred from the War Department to the Department of the Interior
  Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
August 10, 1933 The property at New Echota is transferred to the National Park Service.
August 22, 1933 Georgia Day at the 1933 Chicago International Exposition
September 9, 1933 WSB begins to broadcast a radio signal at 50,000 watts
  WSB Atlanta
November 18, 1933 While in Warm Springs, Franklin Delano Roosevelt journeys to Savannah for Georgia's 150th year celebration, speaking in Fitzgerald and Cordele during the trip
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt
November 18, 1933 Franklin Delano Roosevelt speaks in Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt
November 19, 1933 Lucien Lamar Knight dies, Clearwater, Florida. His body is returned to Georgia, where it is buried at the cemetery at Christ Church (St. Simons Island, Glynn County)
  Glynn County, Georgia
November 25, 1933 Jean Sherwood Harper writes to her former employer, arguing for protection of the Okefenokee Swamp as a wildlife sanctuary. She had worked for then President Franklin Roosevelt as a young lady.
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  Okefenokee Swamp
December 5, 1933 The 21th Amendment to the Constitution, repeal of the 18th Amendment, becomes law. Georgia does not ratify.
  Georgia, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution
December 29, 1933 Sons of the Desert, starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy released.
  Oliver Hardy
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