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January 1, 1969 Georgia loses to Arkansas 16-2 at the Sugar Bowl
  Vince Dooley
  University of Georgia's post-season appearances
January 3, 1969 Senator Russell elected president pro tem of the Senate
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
January 3, 1969 Richard B. Russell elected President pro tem of the Senate
January 6, 1969 Jimmy Carter witnesses a flying saucer
  Jimmy Carter
January 20, 1969 Georgia Senator Richard B. Russell assumes the chairmanship of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee.
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
January 20, 1969 Dean Rusk leaves office at the end of President Lyndon B. Johnson's term.
  Dean Rusk
March 10, 1969 James Earl Ray is sentenced for the murder of Martin Luther King. He had entered a guilty plea, waiving his right to trial. He was sentenced to 99 years.
  Martin Luther King
March 25, 1969 Allman Brothers Band forms in Jacksonville, Florida
  Duane Allman and the Allman Brothers Band
April 7, 1969 In Stanley v. Georgia the U. S. Supreme Court backed the right of an individual to possess pornographic materials in the privacy of the home.
April 18, 1969 28 people injured and 2 million dollars of property damage by a tornado in Coffee County
  Coffee County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
May 11, 1969 The Allman Brothers Band play at Piedmont Park
  Piedmont Park
May 17, 1969 In the Ghetto performed Elvis Presley enters Billboard's Top 40 Pop Chart. The song, written by Mac Davis, will peak at #3
  'Mac' Davis
May 17, 1969 Dizzy by Tommy Roe begins a four-week stint as the #1 record in the nation
  Tommy Roe
August 25, 1969 Design plans for Atlanta's I-485 are approved by the Federal Highway Administration
October 6, 1969 Entering the post-season for the first time in Atlanta, the Braves lose to the New York Mets, 3 games to 0 in the inaugural National League Championship Series.
  Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves
October 13, 1969 Sports Illustrated features Georgia RB Bruce Kemp on the cover
November 8, 1969 The Allman Brothers Band, the group's self-titled first album is released by Capricorn Records
  Duane Allman and the Allman Brothers Band
December 20, 1969 Georgia loses to Arkansas 16-2 in the Sun Bowl
  Vince Dooley
  University of Georgia's post-season appearances
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