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January 4, 1995 Newt Gingrich becomes the first Republican Speaker of the House in 40 years, and the first Georgian to hold the position in 102 years (Charles Crisp)
  Newt Gingrich
January 28, 1995 A supercell hailstorm strikes Thomasville, Georgia, dumping hail that was 4 inches in diameter on the city near the Georgia-Florida border
March 3, 1995 Glenn Turner, a Cobb County police officer, dies after exhibiting "flu-like" symptoms for several days.
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Lynn Turner
March 8, 1995 Carl Bouckaert, CEO of Beaulieu of America, a carpet company located in Dalton, Georgia, asked employees and wives to donate $1,000 each to Lamar Alexander's 1996 Presidential Campaign. The contributors were then reimbursed by the company, which later pleaded guilty to hiding illegal contributions
April 26, 1995 Friday, starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker opens in movie theaters. Many consider it Tucker's breakout role.
  Chris Tucker
June 29, 1995 Tickets for Powerball go on sale in Georgia for the first time
July 1, 1995 MARTA's fare increases to $1.50
  Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
July 3, 1995 The members of TLC (not the band) file for Chapter 11 backruptcy. The case would be closely watched by members of the music community
  TLC
July 11, 1995 National program, called America's Hope, is modeled after the Georgia HOPE Scholarship program
August 8, 1995 First Union acquires Home Federal Savings Bank, Rome
  Wachovia and First Union Banks
  Rome, Georgia
August 21, 1995 Crash kills 8 at Carrollton
  Crash kills 8 at Carrollton
August 26, 1995 HBO airs the Tuskegee Airmen
  Laurence Fishborne
October 4, 1995 The eye of Hurricane Opal reaches Georgia. While in the state the hurricane is downgraded to a tropical storm, then a tropical depression. Five people die from the hurricane, and many more are injured.
  Hurricane Opal
October 7, 1995 Atlanta beats the Colorado Rockies 3 games to one in the best of 5 National League Division Series
  Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves
October 9, 1995 U. S. Senator Sam Nunn announces his retirement.
October 14, 1995 Atlanta Braves sweep the Cincinnati Reds in the National League Championship Series
  Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves
October 24, 1995 TLC's Waterfalls video is released. At the time, it is the most expensive music video ever shot.
  TLC
October 28, 1995 Tom Glavine and Mark Wohlers combine to beat the Cleveland Indians 1-0 in Game 6 of the World Series, giving Atlanta its first title ever. (The Braves had last won the Series when they were in Milwaukee in 1957).
  Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves
December 22, 1995 Butterfly McQueen, best known for her role as "Prissy" in Gone With The Wind died in a tragic accident in Augusta, Georgia involving a kerosene heater that caught the dress she was wearing on fire. She ran outside and attempted to roll on the ground. A passing teenager smothered the fire with a blanket, but the badly burned actress died 10 hours later.
  City of Augusta, Georgia
  Gone With The Wind
December 24, 1995 The Christmas Eve miracle. Bobby Herbert, filling in for an injured Jeff George, powers the Atlanta Falcons to a 28-27 win over the World Champion San Francisco 49er's with two touchdowns, the second one coming with less than two minutes remaining in the game, gaining the Falcons a berth in the NFC playoffs
  Atlanta Falcons
December 29, 1995 Georgia defeats Arkansas 24-15 at the Independence Bowl
  University of Georgia's post-season appearances
December 31, 1995 Green Bay Packers defeat the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Wild Card playoff game, 37-20
  Atlanta Falcons
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