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January 9, 1990 Spud Chandler dies, Pasadena, Florida
  Spud Chandler
January 14, 1990 Jim Williams found dead in his home
  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
February 2, 1990 Douglas Corley is stabbed to death while working at his grocery store in Eastman, Georgia. Exzavious Gibson, 17, is convicted of the crime and sentenced to death.
  Supreme Court ruling takes 2 in Georgia off death row
February 16, 1990 Heavy rains began falling in north Georgia. Combined with soggy ground from earlier rainfall this results in the downtown area of Mccaysville, Georgia flooding
February 26, 1990 Georgia Bulldogs mascot Uga IV dies
March 6, 1990 Georgia Bulldogs mascot Uga V is born
March 7, 1990 A jury finds Emmanuel Hammond guilty of malice murder, felony murder, kidnapping and armed robbery in the death of Julie Love
  Murder of Julie Love
March 8, 1990 A jury sentances Emmanuel Hammond to death in the murder of Julie Love
  Murder of Julie Love
March 12, 1990 Clarence Thomas is sworn in as judge for the U. S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
  Clarence Thomas
March 17, 1990 Oconee River crests at 23.23 ft near Penfield. (All-time record)
April 17, 1990 Ralph David Abernathy dies, Atlanta, Georgia
  Ralph David Abernathy, Jr.
May 23, 1990 Georgia Dome awarded Super Bowl XXVIII (1994)
  The Georgia Dome
June 22, 1990 Bobby Cox replaces Russ Nixon as manager of the Atlanta Braves
June 27, 1990 Nelson Mandela speaks at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta
June 28, 1990 U.S. Supreme Court rejects Carl Issac's appeal of second death sentence
  Alday family murders
July 1, 1990 MARTA's fare increases to $1.00
  Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
August 9, 1990 Voters agree to the unification of the Athens-Clarke County governments as a cost-cutting measure
  Clarke County, Georgia
August 21, 1990 The World of Coke opens near Underground Atlanta
  Coca-Cola
September 6, 1990 Travis Tritt releases Country Club
  Travis Tritt
September 18, 1990 Atlanta is selected as host for the 1996 Olympic Games
October 22, 1990 Francis Frank Sinkwich dies after an extended battle with cancer, Athens, Georgia
  Frank Sinkwich
November 6, 1990 Georgia elects Sam Nunn (only candidate) for U. S. Senate and Democrat Zell Miller as governor over Republican Johnny Isakson.
  Zell Miller
November 6, 1990 Zell Miller defeats Johnny Isakson for governor 52.9% to 44.5%
  Zell Miller
December 30, 1990 Atlanta Falcons secure a playoff berth with a 26-7 win over the Dallas Cowboys.
  Atlanta Falcons
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