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January 1, 1949 Georgia loses to Texas 41-28 at the Orange Bowl
  University of Georgia's post-season appearances
January 24, 1949 Georgia Women Jurors bill moves to the floor of the state house
  Women allowed on jury duty
February 24, 1949 Georgia Women Jurors bill fails to pass the state house
  Women allowed on jury duty
April 9, 1949 Ray Charles reaches the chart for the first time with Confessin' Blues
  Ray Charles
May 12, 1949 Berlin Air Lift comes to a successful end
  General Lucius D. Clay
May 18, 1949 Alben Barkley, Vice-President of the United States, visits Reinhardt College in Waleska
June 22, 1949 Charles Ezzard defeats "Jersey Joe" Walcott on points in Chicago to win non-universal recognition as heavyweight boxing champion
July 7, 1949 The Atlanta Negro Voter League(ANVL) is formed
August 11, 1949 After enjoying drinks at the Atlanta Women's Club Margaret Mitchell and her husband John Marsh cross Peachtree Street at 13th Street to a movie theater showing "Canterbury Tales." She is hit by a speeding taxi whose driver is drunk.
  Margaret Mitchell
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
August 16, 1949 Margaret Mitchell pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. She is later buried at Oakland Cemetery.
  Margaret Mitchell
  Oakland Cemetery
September 15, 1949 The Fighting Kentuckian, starring John Wayne and Oliver Hardy is released.
  Oliver Hardy
December 3, 1949 Mickey Thomas, who became the lead singer for Jefferson Starship (now StarShip) in 1979, is born in Cairo
December 11, 1949 "Fiddlin'" John Carson died, Atlanta, Georgia
  Fiddlin' John Carson
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