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February 2, 1988 Georgia ratifies the 27th Amendment, defining pay raises for Congress
  Georgia, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution
April 9, 1988 Dave Prater of Sam and Dave dies when his car runs off I-75 in Georgia
April 25, 1988 Strong thunderstorms produce hail across much of Georgia. Highest recorded accumulation is at Fayetteville, where some 4.5 inches fell.
May 13, 1988 Willie B. is set free at the Zoo Atlanta
  ZooAtlanta
June 18, 1988 MARTA opens rail service to Hartsfield Airport
  Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
June 24, 1988 Boards of Clark College and Atlanta University decide to consolidate the two colleges and create Clark Atlanta University
July 3, 1988 MARTA's fare increases to $.85
  Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
July 11, 1988 Buckhead resident Julie Love runs out of gas on her way home from a business meeting. Her car is found between her boyfriend's home and a gas station
  Murder of Julie Love
July 18, 1988 In the early morning hours while attending the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, Rob Lowe videotaped a sexual encounter with 16-year-old Jan Parsons and Tara Siebert, who was 22. Lowe passed out and as they were leaving one of the women took the video. Within a week thousands of copies were being passed around.
July 21, 1988 Capping nearly a week of festivities, Michael Dukakis accepts the Democratic Party nomination for president at the convention in Atlanta
July 21, 1988 The New York Times acquires The Gwinnett Daily News (Norcross), Forsyth County News (Cummings) and the Winder News.
August 31, 1988 Delta Flight 1141 crashes during take-off at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport
  Delta Air Lines
September 9, 1988 Murder One, a movie based on the Alday family murders starring Henry Thomas and James Wilder, shot almost entirely in Toronto, Canada, opens to mixed reviews
  Alday family murders
September 9, 1988 Under appeal, claiming that a fourth trial constitutes double jeopardy, the case is take to the U. S. Supreme Court, which refuses to hear it.
  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
September 24, 1988 Earliest recorded frost for the state of Georgia
September 25, 1988 The Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center officially opens at Callaway Gardens.
  Callaway Gardens
November 20, 1988 Bill Elliott wins the 1988 Winston Cup point championship
  Bill Elliott
December 15, 1988 Singer James Brown is sentenced to six years in prison on a wide variety of charges.
  James Brown
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