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January 1, 1948 Georgia ties Maryland 20-20 in the Gator Bowl
  University of Georgia's post-season appearances
January 1, 1948 Georgia Tech defeats Kansas 20-14 at the Orange Bowl
January 17, 1948 Lee Hugh Phillips enlists in the Marine Corps Reserve
  Corporal Lee Hugh Phillips
February 25, 1948 Martin Luther King becomes associate minister at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Auburn Av. at the age of 19.
  Martin Luther King
March 2, 1948 Roy Barnes born, Cobb County, Georgia
April 3, 1948 Fulfilling a campaign pledge to John Wesley Dobbs, Atlanta mayor William B. Hartsfield hires 8 black police officers.
April 4, 1948 Rock/blues musician Berry Oakley born, Chicago, Illinois
  Duane Allman and the Allman Brothers Band
April 10, 1948 Football player Mel Blount born, Vidalia, Georgia
April 12, 1948 Tying the course record, Georgian Claude Harmon wins the Masters at Augusta
  City of Augusta, Georgia
  Masters Tournament
May 9, 1948 New passenger terminal/hanger opens at Atlanta Airport. Its theme was taken from a book by Joel Chandler Harris, one of Atlanta's favorite writers, Uncle Remus: His Songs and Sayings. A black employee sat on a bale of cotton outside the door and recited quotes from the book. At the time Atlanta Airport was ranked 7th in air line operations, actually reaching first place a couple of months each year.
June 1, 1948 France announces it will join Britain and the United States, and allow its quarter of Germany to merge with "Bizonia" and form "Trizonia" (West Germany)
  General Lucius D. Clay
June 4, 1948 Secretary of Defense transfers functions at the air field in Marietta from the Army to the Air Force
  Marietta, GA
June 8, 1948 Martin Luther King graduates from Morehouse College with a degree in sociology
  Martin Luther King
June 23, 1948 West Germany begins printing their own currency.
  General Lucius D. Clay
June 24, 1948 Stalin stops all railroad and truck traffic into the city of Berlin
  General Lucius D. Clay
June 26, 1948 Berlin Air Lift begins
  General Lucius D. Clay
June 28, 1948 Clarence Thomas is born, Pinpoint (near Savannah), Georgia
  Savannah, Georgia births and deaths
  Clarence Thomas
July 8, 1948 Louise Suggs becomes a professional golfer
  Louise Suggs
July 19, 1948 Lee Hugh Phillips joins the Marine Corps
  Corporal Lee Hugh Phillips
July 28, 1948 President Harry Truman issues Executive Order 9981, banning segregation in all branches of the armed forces
  The Road to Integration
August 18, 1948 Bobby Jones plays his last round of golf, fittingly at the East Lake Country Club
September 29, 1948 WSB-TV is dedicated. It is the first commercial television station in Georgia.
  WSB Atlanta
October 4, 1948 Walt Kelley, a Yankee from Connecticut, published a comic strip based on characters he created earlier in his life. Pogo was set in the Okefenokee Swamp (Fort Mudge) and began to appear when Kelly was art director for the short-lived New York Star.
  Okefenokee Swamp
October 30, 1948 Juliette Gordon Low honored with a postage stamp
  Juliette Gordon Low and the Girl Scouts
October 31, 1948 Railroad accident in Edison, Georgia (Calhoun County) claims the lives of three workers on the Seaboard Air Line railroad, on the old Georgia, Florida and Alabama Line track
  Calhoun County, Georgia
November 4, 1948 James Dickey marries Maxine Syerson
  James Dickey
November 5, 1948 Bob Barr is born, Johnson City, Iowa
November 8, 1948 With 100 paintings from the collection of Alfred H. Holbrook, the Georgia Museum of Art opens on the campus of the University of Georgia.
December 3, 1948 The Board of Governors of the Georgia Bar Association unanimously backs a bill allowing women jurors to be seated
  Women allowed on jury duty
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