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January 10, 1972 An F3 tornado sweeps through Fulton and Dekalb Counties, killing one person and injuring 9 while causing half a million dollars in property damage
  Fulton County, Georgia
  DeKalb County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
January 13, 1972 Jefferson and Burke Counties are the hardest hit by a series of strong storms that cause millions of dollars of damage and injure 26.
February 12, 1972 Eat a Peach is released
  Duane Allman and the Allman Brothers Band
March 3, 1972 Stone Mountain carving is completed
  Stone Mountain
April 12, 1972 The General goes on display at the Kennesaw Civil War Museum
April 15, 1972 The Atlanta Braves premier on WTCG
  Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves
June 10, 1972 By hitting his 649th home run, Hank Aaron passes Willie Mays on the all-time home run list.
  Hank Aaron
June 29, 1972 Supreme Court rules in Furman v. Georgia that the death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment because it was applied in an arbitrary manner
June 29, 1972 The Atlanta Braves trade Orlando Cepeda to the Oakland Athletics for pitcher Denny McLain
  Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves
July 11, 1972 Carter lobbies to be George McGovern's vice-presidential running mate on the 1972 Democratic ticket
  Jimmy Carter
July 25, 1972 The Tuskegee Experiment exposed by the Washington Evening Star.
  Syphilis experiment exposed
July 25, 1972 Major League Baseball's All-Star Game held at Atlanta Stadium. Hank Aaron hit a two-run homer to left in the sixth inning, gaving the NL a 2-1 lead. The National League won the game in 10 innings, 4-3
  Hank Aaron
July 30, 1972 Filmed in Tallulah Gorge, Clayton and Rabun County, Deliverance, starring Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox and James Dickey, who also wrote the script, enters general release.
  Rabun County, Georgia
  Movies filmed in Georgia
August 1, 1972 Northeast Airlines merged with Delta Airlines.
  Delta Air Lines
September 23, 1972 "Mac" Davis Baby, Don't Get Hooked on Me reaches #1, where it will stay for 3 weeks
  'Mac' Davis
October 10, 1972 The Atlanta Hawks premier on WTCG
October 11, 1972 Doe v. Bolton argued before the Supreme Court
  Roe v. Wade expanded in ruling on Doe v. Bolton
October 17, 1972 Jimmy Carter first mentions the idea of running for president to his staff
  Jimmy Carter
October 23, 1972 Cumberland Island is designated a National Seashore
October 24, 1972 Jackie Robinson dies, Stamford, Connecticut
  Jackie Robinson
October 31, 1972 Actor Chris Tucker born, Atlanta
  Chris Tucker
November 7, 1972 Richard Nixon defeats George McGovern for President. Georgia votes for Nixon. Democrat Sam Nunn defeats Republican Fletcher Thompson in the U. S. Senate race to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Richard B. Russell
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
November 11, 1972 Berry Oakley dies, Macon, Georgia
  Duane Allman and the Allman Brothers Band
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