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January 16, 1939 Vivien Leigh signs for her role as "Scalett O'Hara" in Gone With The Wind
  Gone With The Wind
January 18, 1939 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt establishes the Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge between Atlanta and Macon.
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt
January 20, 1939 Paul Coverdell born, Des Moines, Iowa
  Paul Coverdell
January 24, 1939 Harold Ragsdale ("Ray Stevens") is born in Clarksdale
January 26, 1939 Principal photography of 'Gone With The Wind' begins
  Gone With The Wind
March 18, 1939 Georgia ratifies the Bill of Rights.
  Georgia, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution
  Georgia ratifies the Bill of Rights
April 2, 1939 Ralph Guldahl won the Masters in Augusta nine strokes under par.
  Masters Tournament
May 30, 1939 Mayor William Hartsfield announces major improvements to Atlanta Airport (Candler Field) after two planes run off the runways earlier in 1939
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
August 7, 1939 At Rich's Department Store in downtown Atlanta, pianist and popular radio show host Art Gillham performs on the first demonstration of television in the Southeast United States.
  Art Gillham
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
August 9, 1939 Additional money is appropriated for land purchases by Kennesaw Mountain NBP
  Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
October 19, 1939 Atlanta is one of twelve hubs when the national air traffic control network begins operation
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
November 11, 1939 Final scene of Gone With the Wind is shot. It is the opening scene involving Scarlett (Vivien Leigh), and the Tarleton boys, George Reeves and Fred Crane. This was the third time the scene had been shot.
  Gone With The Wind
December 11, 1939 Completion date of the movie Gone With The Wind.
  Gone With The Wind
December 15, 1939 Atlanta is the site for the premiere of "Gone With The Wind," the classic American romance
  Gone With The Wind
  Margaret Mitchell
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
December 19, 1939 New York premiere of Gone With The Wind at the Capitol Theater.
  Gone With The Wind
December 22, 1939 Blues singer "Ma" Rainey dies, Columbus
  Gertrude 'Ma' Rainey
  Columbus, Georgia
December 28, 1939 Los Angeles premiere of Gone With The Wind at Carthay Circle Theatre
  Gone With The Wind
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