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January 27, 1941 Delta announces that Atlanta will be the home to its fleet
  Delta Air Lines
February 26, 1941 Eddie Rickenbacker was flying from New York to Atlanta on a Douglas DST Silversleeper when it crashed outside of Atlanta. Nine people in the plane were killed, eight injured. Rickenbacker, severely injured, lay trapped in the wreckage overnight. He was taken to Piedmont Hospital the next day.
  Fulton County, Georgia
February 27, 1941 William Byron, a member of the U. S. House of Representatives from Maryland, dies from injuries sustained on Eastern Air Lines flight 21 crashed near Jonesboro, Georgia
  Fulton County, Georgia
March 1, 1941 Delta moves its operations to Atlanta to better serve its two routes, Atlanta to Cincinnati and Atlanta to Savannah
  Delta Air Lines
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
March 6, 1941 Gutzon Borglum dies
  John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum
March 27, 1941 Eleanor Roosevelt in Valdosta
  Eleanor Roosevelt dedicates library in Valdosta
  Lowndes County, Georgia
March 27, 1941 The state creates the Stone Mountain State Park Authority
  Stone Mountain
March 29, 1941 First George Foster Peabody Awards are presented
  Peabody Awards
  George Foster Peabody
May 5, 1941 Major George Putnam Moody is killed while testing a Beech AT-10. Moody Air Base, near Valdosta, is named in his honor
  Lowndes County, Georgia
May 30, 1941 At a meeting of the Board of Regents, Eugene Talmadge charges that Walter Dewey Cocking, then in Dean of the Education department of University of Georgia wanted to integrate a school in Athens.
June 7, 1941 Ku Klux Klan holds a convention in Atlanta. All but ten states are represented
  Ku Klux Klan in Georgia
June 14, 1941 After hearing evidence against Walter Cocking the Board of Regents votes 8-7 to retain the UGA professor.
June 20, 1941 Gov. Eugene Talmadge demands the resignation of three regents board members who opposed his efforts to oust Dean Walter Cocking on charges of "advocating doctines contrary to southern tradition"
June 25, 1941 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt issues Executive Order 8802, making it illegal for defense contractors to discriminate against employees based on race, color(?), or religion. This executive order also established the Fair Employment Practices Committee (FEPC), overseeing the practices of the contractors
  The Road to Integration
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt
June 25, 1941 After spending four months recuperating at Atlanta's Piedmont Hospital Eddie Rickenbacker is released.
July 1, 1941 Philip Randolph and Baynard Rustin had a March on Washington scheduled on this date to protest the discrimination in defense industries. The march is called off when Roosevelt issued an Executive Order on June 25, 1941, barring discrimination based on race or religion.
  The Road to Integration
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt
July 15, 1941 Voting 10-5 the reformed board of regents removes Dean Walter Cocking from his post at the University of Georgia. Martin Pittman, President of the State Teachers College is removed for allowing black and white students to eat together.
August 18, 1941 Flood Control Act of 1941 is enacted. This act authorized, in part, the construction of Allatoona Dam by the U. S. Corps of Engineers
September 9, 1941 Otis Redding born, Dawson, Georgia
  Otis Redding
November 1, 1941 CAA takes over the control tower at Atlanta Airport (Now Hartsfield International Airport)
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
November 11, 1941 Board of Regents Chair Sandy Beaver says that Walter Cocking had been contacted to see if he wanted his old job at UGA.
November 12, 1941 In a speech in Atlanta Governor Talmadge states "Cocking will never be on the faculty of the University of Georgia again as long as I am governor."
November 30, 1941 A grim President Roosevelt leaves Warm Springs, Georgia on his special train headed north to Washington, D. C. to deal with the impending crisis with Imperial Japan.
  Meriwether County, Georgia
December 4, 1941 10 Georgia colleges including the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, and others are dropped from the accredited list of the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools because of "unprecedented and unjustifiable political interference" by Gov. Eugene Talmadge.
December 7, 1941 Surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Atlanta Mayor Roy LeGraw, a Lieutenant Colonel in the Georgia National Guard, informs the city council he intends to resign when assigned to active duty
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
December 8, 1941 World War II
August 14, 1945
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