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February 2, 1965 Senator Russell rushed to Walter Reed Army Hospital with pulmonary edema
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
February 5, 1965 Lester Maddox, as owner of the Pickrick Restaurant, is ordered by Judge Hooper to end discrimination at the restaurant or close. Maddox chooses to close the restaurant rather than serve blacks
  Frank A. Hooper
  Lester Maddox
February 9, 1965 Dr. Martin Luther King meets with President Lyndon B. Johnson
  Martin Luther King
March 7, 1965 Georgians Hosea Williams and John Lewis lead a peaceful group of about 600 civil rights marchers from Selma to Montgomery. It is brutally stopped on the Edmund Pettus Bridge just outside the city limits by Alabama State Troopers. Today the beating of these peaceful marchers is known simply as "Bloody Sunday".
  The Road to Integration
March 25, 1965 Martin Luther King addresses a crowd of 25,000 in Montgomery, AL., many of whom had been beaten earlier in the month at the Edmund Pettis Bridge.
  Martin Luther King
April 21, 1965 Lester Maddox makes a plea to all-white jury, asking them to acquit him of charges against him over an incident that occurred on July 3, 1964 at Maddox's Pickrick Restaurant. After 47 minutes of deliberation, they acquitted Maddox.
  Lester Maddox
June 15, 1965 Julian Bond defeats Malcolm Dean in the race for the Georgia House, 136th District.
  Julian Bond
June 30, 1965 National Football League awards a franchise to Atlanta. Owner Rankin Smith, Jr. pays 8.5 million dollars for a team that will eventually be known as the Atlanta Falcons.
  Atlanta Falcons
July 3, 1965 Billy Joe Royal's Down in the Boondocks enters the Top 40
  Billy Joe Royal
August 1, 1965 21 people, both black and white, attempt to attend services in the First Baptist Church of Americus. The pastor of the church was captured on camera sporting an ammunition belt and riot gun.
August 18, 1965 The Beatles appear at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
August 29, 1965 "Falcons" is chosen as the name of the Atlanta team.
  Atlanta Falcons
August 31, 1965 The Atlanta Times announces its own demise.
September 9, 1965 The Atlanta Falcons announce the signing of their first two players, halfback Bob Paremore (St. Louis Cardinals) and Gary Barnes (Chicago Bears), a split end.
  Atlanta Falcons
September 20, 1965 Aaron hits his last home run as a Milwaukee Brave
  Hank Aaron
October 22, 1965 Emory University professor Thomas J. J. Altizer is one of 11 theologians to proclaim "God is dead" in a copyrighted article in Time Magazine.
  Emory University
November 1, 1965 C. E. Woolman named Chairman of Delta Air Lines
  Delta Air Lines
November 27, 1965 Atlanta Falcons participate in their first NFL draft, selecting University of Texas linebacker Tommy Nobis as the first-round draft choice. He is the first player drafted in franchise history.
  Atlanta Falcons
December 12, 1965 Tommy Nobis is signed by the Atlanta Falcons
  Atlanta Falcons
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