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January 1, 1950 The gates on Allatoona Dam are closed and the lake begins to fill
January 18, 1950 Georgia State Industrial College renamed to Savannah State College
  City of Savannah, Georgia
January 31, 1950 Allatoona Dam (Cartersville, GA) begins generating electricity
February 15, 1950 Marietta Air Force Base is renamed Dobbins Air Force Base in honor of Capt. Charles Dobbins, a flyer from Marietta who was shot down in the Mediterranean Sea near Sicily in July, 1943
  Marietta, GA
February 18, 1950 WSB Barn Dance went off the air
  WSB Atlanta
March 1, 1950 Herman Talmadge, Walter George, Richard B. Russell and William Hartsfield break ground on the Corps of Engineers project, Lake Lanier
  Lake Lanier
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
March 16, 1950 Girls Scouts of the USA chartered by the United States Congress
  Juliette Gordon Low and the Girl Scouts
April 5, 1950 The Sandra, a freighter with a cargo of DDT, leaves the port of Savannah en route to Puerto Cabello, Venezuela. She is never seen again
  City of Savannah, Georgia
April 17, 1950 The U. S. Supreme Court dismisses South v. Peters, an early attempt to end Georgia's county-unit system.
May 15, 1950 State of Georgia presents a medal to the son of William Fuller in recognition of his father's efforts during the Great Locomotive Chase. The ceremony takes place at the Cyclorama in Atlanta.
September 21, 1950 The National Park Service abandons the property at New Echota, turning it over to the State of Georgia.
September 29, 1950 Horace Ward applies to the segregated University of Georgia Law School.
November 4, 1950 During the Communist Chinese Forces offensive in North Korea, Corporal Lee Hugh Phillips leads his squad in an attack against fortified position held by a numerically superior force. He takes his objective. After the enemy regroups, they counterattack. With a total of 5 men Phillips boldly decides to attack the superior force, making the Chinese soldiers think the Americans had fortified the position. The enemy withdraws. For his actions on this day Corporal Phillips will receive the Medal of Honor.
  Corporal Lee Hugh Phillips
November 27, 1950 Corporal Lee Hugh Phillips is killed in fighting at Yudam-ni, during the Chosin Reservoir campaign. He is buried at the site.
  Corporal Lee Hugh Phillips
December 9, 1950 Georgia is defeated by Texas A&M in the President's Cup (bowl game)
  University of Georgia's post-season appearances
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