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January 1, 1952 Culminating a dream of Mayor William B. Hartsfield, Atlanta expands the city limits, annexing more than 118 square miles of land. Total population increased by more than 100,000 people and Atlanta rose from 32nd to the 23rd most populus city in the United States.
January 1, 1952 Georgia Tech defeats Baylor 17-14 at the Orange Bowl in Miami
February 28, 1952 U. S. Senator from Georgia Richard B. Russell announces his candidacy for President of the United States.
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
March 16, 1952 Russell appears on "Face the Nation."
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
April 2, 1952 The cost of pay phones in Atlanta goes from 5 cents to a dime
April 25, 1952 Russell "officially" begins his campaign with a dinner at Atlanta's Biltmore Hotel
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
May 6, 1952 Senator Russell defeats his fellow Senator, Estes Kefauver, gaining an upset victory in the Florida primary
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
May 21, 1952 Callaway Gardens opens (it was called Ida Cason's Gardens at the time).
  Callaway Gardens
  Cason J. Callaway
June 10, 1952 Harry Truman, speaking to Senator Russell, explains that the liberal Democrats in "Chicago, New York, St. Louis and Kansas City" would never vote for him, and "they must be kept in the Democratic Party."
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
June 14, 1952 Hank Aaron signed by the Braves. Wins Northern League Rookie of the Year
  Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves
  Hank Aaron
June 23, 1952 Donald Hollowell, Constance Baker Motley and Austin Thomas Walden file suit in Atlanta federal court to allow Horace Ward into the University of Georgia Law School
  Donald L. Hollowell
June 29, 1952 Louise Suggs wins the U. S. Woman's Golf Open
  Louise Suggs
July 9, 1952 Georgia breaks with Robert Taft's Southern states coalition and supports Dwight D. Eisenhower for President of the United States at the Republican Convention. This is generally viewed as a pivotal moment for Ike at the convention.
July 17, 1952 Headlines sweep the nation "Russell for Repeal of Taft-Hartley." (Taft-Hartley was a major piece of legislation that strengthened unions). Russell had said that Taft-Hartley should be supplanted.
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
July 21, 1952 African-American comedian George Wallace is born, Atlanta, Georgia
July 21, 1952 The 1952 Democratic Convention is held at Chicago's International Amphitheater. Among the candidates for president are Adlai Stevenson, Averell Harriman, Estes Keefauver, Robert Kerr, and Georgia Senator Richard B. Russell.
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
July 24, 1952 On the third ballot, Illinois governor Adlai Stevenson wins the Democratic Presidential nomination.
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
July 24, 1952 The temperature in Louisville, Georgia rises to 112 degrees, a state record
September 1, 1952 A spate of UFO sightings riled people in Atlanta and Marietta
  Marietta, GA
  UFO sightings in Marietta and Atlanta
September 5, 1952 Capitoline Wolf sculpture returned to its base in Rome, Georgia after World War II
September 8, 1952 Ray Charles records four songs for Atlantic Records, who purchased his contract the previous week.
September 16, 1952 The Cason J. Callaway, a merchant marine ship named for the Georgia textile magnate, makes her initial voyage.
  Cason J. Callaway
September 21, 1952 Last game at Braves Field, Boston, Mass. They move to Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves
October 31, 1952 United State Air Force Lieutenant in Fayetteville spots a UFO at tree-top level travelling at tremendous speeds
December 28, 1952 Fletcher Henderson died of complications from a stroke.
  Fletcher Henderon
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