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January 1, 1953 Georgia Tech defeats Ole Miss 24-7 at the Sugar Bowl
January 2, 1953 Russell nominates Lyndon Baines Johnson for minority leader at the Democratic caucus
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
February 4, 1953 Georgia's house passes the Women Juror bill and sends it on to the senate
February 19, 1953 Georgia enacts literary censorship, creating a board to review magazines, books and other forms of literary expression for material it considered obscene
February 23, 1953 [circa] State senate tables Women Juror bill
  Women allowed on jury duty
April 6, 1953 The first Milwaukee Braves game is played at Milwaukee County Stadium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves
April 18, 1953 More than 300 people were injured by a tornado in Muscogee County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
  Muscogee County, Georgia
April 30, 1953 A series of tornadoes in Peach, Houstoun, Marion, Twiggs and Bibb Counties left 310 people injured, 20 people dead (some sources say 19) and more than 15 million dollars in property damage, including heavy damage to Warner-Robbins Air Force Base
  Bibb County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
May 1, 1953 Delta merges with Chicago and Southern to expand routes in Midwest
  Delta Air Lines
May 2, 1953 Marion Ennis and Pete Bivins are shot and killed. Marion Stembridge, a local storeowner who committed the murders then turns the gun on himself. This incident, which occurred in Milledgeville, became the setting for the book Paris Trout
June 18, 1953 Martin Luther King, Jr. marries Coretta Scott in Alabama. His father performs the service.
  Martin Luther King
June 20, 1953 Louise Suggs wins the LPGA Western Open
  Louise Suggs
August 11, 1953 Terry Gene Bollea ("Hulk Hogan") born, Augusta
  City of Augusta, Georgia
September 9, 1953 Horace Ward is drafted, effectively suspending his case to integrate the University of Georgia.
  Donald L. Hollowell
September 27, 1953 Macon's WMAZ-TV goes on the air
  City of Macon, Georgia
November 11, 1953 Richard B. Russell predicts the Supreme Court will end segregation at an Armistice Day gathering in Atlanta
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
December 8, 1953 Actress Kim Basinger born, Athens, Georgia
  Kim Basinger
December 9, 1953 The Womens Juror Bill is introduced on the floor of the state senate. It eventually passes, 30-8
  Women allowed on jury duty
December 11, 1953 In a front page editorial appearing in the Atlanta Constitution, Ralph McGill predicts the Supreme Court will declare school segregation unconstitutional. In the editorial, McGill states that the Court had no option other than interpreting the 14th amendment the way it was written.
  The Road to Integration
December 13, 1953 Ben Bernanke is born, Augusta, GA
  Ben Bernanke
December 21, 1953 Governor Gene Talmadge signs into law the Womens Juror Bill
  Women allowed on jury duty
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