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January 3, 1991 Luke Appling died, Cumming, Georgia
  Luke Appling
January 14, 1991 Zell Miller inaugurated as Georgia's 79th governor
  Zell Miller
January 17, 1991 Eastern Air Lines shuts down
January 31, 1991 House votes to put up the question of instituting a Georgia lottery to the voters
  Georgia Lottery
February 8, 1991 Senate votes to put up the question of instituting a Georgia lottery to the voters
  Georgia Lottery
February 27, 1991 Singer James Brown is released from prison after serving less than 3 years of a six year sentence
  James Brown
March 29, 1991 Douglas and Cobb County were hit by F3 tornadoes as part of a much larger system. More than 50 million dollars damage was done, with 27 people injured
  Douglas County, Georgia
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
April 5, 1991 Captain Manley Lanier "Sonny" Carter dies, Brunswick, GA
  Capt. Manley Lanier Carter
April 5, 1991 23 dead in Brunswick crash
  Glynn County, Georgia
  23 dead in Brunswick crash
May 14, 1991 Alan Jackson releases Don't Rock The Jukebox
June 18, 1991 Atlanta, Georgia sets its all-time record for 1-hour rainfall total, with 3.47 inches falling between 6:52 A. M. and 7:52 A. M.
July 1, 1991 President George Bush nominates Clarence Thomas to the U. S. Supreme Court. Although Thomas is African-American, his nomination is opposed by groups such as the NAACP and the Black Congressional Caucus because of differing political views
  Clarence Thomas
August 9, 1991 Delta Airlines purchases international routes from bankrupt Pan Am. This includes the northeastern shuttle, all north Atlantic routes and the Frankfurt, Germany hub. Pan Am abandons these routes during the next six months
  Delta Air Lines
August 16, 1991 TLC signs its first contract, with La Face Records
  TLC
August 28, 1991 A Chatham County Superior Court jury convicts Troy Anthony Davis of killing Savannah police officer Mark Allen MacPhail.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
August 29, 1991 Five commemorative postage stamps go on sale celebrating comedians. Georgian Oliver Hardy (along with his partner, Stan Laurel) graces one of the stamps.
  Oliver Hardy
September 1, 1991 The soundtrack to Home Alone 2 is released, which includes Sleigh Ride, the first TLC recording
  TLC
October 6, 1991 Allegations of sexual harassment against U. S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas first appear in the press.
  Clarence Thomas
October 7, 1991 I'll Fly Away a TV show set in fictional Bryland County, Georgia begins a two-year run on NBC. The show documented the life of the Bedfords and the Harpers, and the difference in their lifestyles in 1950's Georgia: one family was black, the other was white.
  Movies filmed in Georgia
October 15, 1991 By a vote of 52-48, Clarence Thomas is confirmed by the Senate
  Clarence Thomas
October 17, 1991 Atlanta Braves advance to the World Series for the first time in 33 years by defeating the Pittsburg Pirates in the National League Championship Series, 4 games to 3.
  Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves
  Braves defeat Pirates, 1991 NLCS
October 18, 1991 Clarence Thomas is sworn in as Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court
  Clarence Thomas
October 27, 1991 Atlanta Braves lose the 1991 World Series to the Minnesota Twins, 4-3
  Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves
  Atlanta Braves lose World Series to Minnesota Twins
December 11, 1991 Crash on Lavender Mountain
  Plane crash on Lavender Mountain kills 9
December 27, 1991 Filmed in Fayetteville, Juliette, Senoia and Zebulon, Georgia, starring Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson and Mary-Louise Parker, Fried Green Tomatoes is released
  Movies filmed in Georgia
December 28, 1991 Atlanta Falcons defeat the New Orleans Saints, 27-20 in the National Football Conference Wild Card game
  Atlanta Falcons
December 29, 1991 Georgia defeats Arkansas 24-15 in the Independence Bowl
  University of Georgia's post-season appearances
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