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January 2, 1974 Carl Issacs goes on trial for the Alday family murders. He will be convicted and sentenced to death.
  Alday family murders
January 6, 1974 George Dungee goes on trial for the Alday family murders. He will be convicted and sentenced to death.
  Alday family murders
January 14, 1974 Wayne Coleman goes on trial for the Alday family murders. He will be convicted and sentenced to death.
  Alday family murders
April 4, 1974 Jake Billingham gives up Hank Aaron's 714th homer at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati
  Hank Aaron
April 4, 1974 The 1974 "super outbreak" of tornadoes badly damages counties in north Georgia.
  1974 Tornado Outbreak in Georgia
April 8, 1974 Hank Aaron breaks Babe Ruth's record by hitting home run 715 at the Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
  Hank Aaron
May 4, 1974 Dedication of Dean Rusk portrait, University of Georgia. Among those speaking are Jimmy Carter and Ted Kennedy. Gonzo reporter Hunter S. Thompson (Rolling Stone) becomes a fan of the governor after an impassioned plea to use political office as a vehicle to end social injustice.
  University of Georgia, Athens (UGA)
  Dean Rusk
  Jimmy Carter
May 10, 1974 The Chattooga River is designated a Wild and Scenic River by the federal government
June 2, 1974 Jimmy Carter appears on Meet The Press
  Jimmy Carter
June 30, 1974 Alberta Williams King, mother of Martin Luther King, is shot and killed as she played "The Lord's Prayer" at Ebenezer Baptist Church
  Martin Luther King
July 18, 1974 Rosalynn Carter attends the groundbreaking for a new headquarters at the Georgia Botanical Gardens in Athens.
August 8, 1974 Oglethorpe Power Corporation is formed to manage the power needs of 38 EMC across the state of Georgia
August 21, 1974 Set in Georgia in 1948, Buster and Billie is released to theaters. It stars Jan Micheal Vincent and Joan Goodfellow as the title characters and was filmed in Statesboro
  Movies filmed in Georgia
September 7, 1974 Stop and Smell the Roses enters Billboards Top 40 Pop Chart. It will reach #9 on this chart
  'Mac' Davis
September 7, 1974 Bill Elliot wins his first race, Dixie Speedway, Woodstock, Georgia
  Bill Elliott
September 21, 1974 Jack Alderman and John Arthur Brown kill Alderman's wife in Garden City, Georgia
  Jack Alderman
October 2, 1974 Hank Aaron hits #733, his final home run in a Braves uniform
  Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves
  Hank Aaron
October 30, 1974 Groundbreaking of the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta
November 5, 1974 Democrat Herman Talmadge defeats Republican Jerry Johnson in the race for U. S. Senate
November 5, 1974 Paul John Knowles kills Carswell Carr and his daughter Mandy in Milledgeville
November 17, 1974 Serial killer Paul John Knowles is captured at a roadblock in McDonough
December 12, 1974 Jimmy Carter announces his candidacy for President of the United States
  Jimmy Carter
December 21, 1974 Georgia loses to Miami, Ohio 21-10 in the Tangerine Bowl
  Vince Dooley
  University of Georgia's post-season appearances
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