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January 1, 1960 Georgia defeats Missouri 14-0 at the Orange Bowl in Miami
  University of Georgia's post-season appearances
January 5, 1960 In Coke v. City of Atlanta the District Court of North Georgia, Atlanta, finds that Dobbs House Restaurant, as agent for Atlanta at the airport violated the 14th Amendment rights of H. D. Coke by refusing to serve him in the same area as white patrons. Coke was Black. The judge also dismissed the portion of the suit against Atlanta.
January 18, 1960 City of Atlanta approves plan to desegregate schools
  Donald L. Hollowell
  The Road to Integration
January 24, 1960 Martin Luther King becomes co-pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church with his father, "Daddy King"
  Martin Luther King
February 1, 1960 Four students walk up to the lunch counter at F. W. Woolworth's in Greensboro, North Carolina. After trying to order lunch they are asked to leave. The students begin a "sit-in," passively demanding equal treatment. The students are black; the lunch counter only served whites.
  The Road to Integration
February 29, 1960 In response to a filibuster organized by Georgia Senator Richard Russell, Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson announces he will keep the Senate in session continuously until a new Civil Rights bill proposed by the Eisenhower administration is passed. A watered-down version of the bill will pass later in the year.
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
  The Road to Integration
March 10, 1960 Some places in north Georgia receive up to 10 inches of snow from a widespread storm
March 16, 1960 Carolyn Quilloin was arrested after she sat down at the whites only counter in Levy's Department Store in Savannah. She was black.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  The Road to Integration
March 28, 1960 Brenda Lee records "I'm Sorry," her first gold record. Today it is her signature song.
  Brenda Lee
April 12, 1960 Coca-Cola received a trademark on the contour bottle
  Coca-Cola
April 17, 1960 Martin Luther King appears on "Meet the Press."
  Martin Luther King
May 4, 1960 Dr. Martin Luther King arrested for driving without a Georgia license (he had one from Alabama and lived in Georgia at the time.)
  Martin Luther King
May 9, 1960 Judge Hooper sets a deadline for the desegregation of Atlanta schools at May 1, 1961
  Donald L. Hollowell
  Frank A. Hooper
  The Road to Integration
May 16, 1960 Peyton Hawes, of Elberton, calls Senator Russell with the idea of adding two dams on the Savannah River. Although the idea is tabled, one of the lakes formed by these dams will be named for the senator.
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
May 23, 1960 The crash of a Delta Air Lines Convair CV-880 during a training flight at Hartsfield Airport in Atlanta kills 4 people
  Delta Air Lines
June 4, 1960 "Mac" Davis graduates from South Dekalb High School, Georgia
  'Mac' Davis
June 6, 1960 I'm Sorry by Brenda Lee peaks at #1 on Billboard's Top 40 chart. The flip side, "All You Gotta Do," written by fellow Atlantan Jerry Reed, would later make it to #9 on the Billboard Pop Chart.
  Brenda Lee
July 3, 1960 Henry Aaron hits his 200th home run
  Hank Aaron
July 31, 1960 Atlanta Motor Speedway holds the Dixie 300, its first NASCAR sanctioned race. The racetrack had been completed earlier this year.
August 2, 1960 After just over a year in existance, the Continental League folds without playing a single game. Major League Baseball agrees to accept four of its franchises as expansion teams in 1962.
  Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves
September 19, 1960 I Just Want to be Wanted by Brenda Lee reaches #1 on Billboard's Top 40 Charts
  Brenda Lee
  Jerry Reed
October 2, 1960 Duluth added to Metro Atlanta telephone calling area
October 2, 1960 Marietta added to the Metro Atlanta telephone calling area
October 2, 1960 Long distance direct dial (Direct Distance Dialing or DDD) service goes into effect in Atlanta.
October 19, 1960 During a sit-in at a Rich's lunch counter in Atlanta, Rev. Martin Luther King is arrested.
  The Road to Integration
  Martin Luther King
October 25, 1960 King sent to Reidsville (GA) State Prison for parole violation stemming from his May 4, 1960 arrest for driving without a license
  Martin Luther King
October 26, 1960 Robert Kennedy calls Georgia Governor Ernest Vandiver seeking King's release from Reidsville Prison
  The Road to Integration
  Martin Luther King
  Ernest Vandiver, Jr.
October 28, 1960 MLK released from Reidsville State Prison
  Donald L. Hollowell
  Martin Luther King
November 19, 1960 Georgia on My Mind by Ray Charles reaches Number 1. It is the first time Charles tops the Pop Chart
  Ray Charles
November 25, 1960 Singer Amy Grant born, Augusta, Georgia
December 19, 1960 Rockin' Around the Chrismas Tree by Brenda Lee, a song she recorded in 1958, peaks at #14
  Brenda Lee
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