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January 1, 1996 Richmond County and the city of Augusta merge
  City of Augusta, Georgia
  Richmond County, Georgia
January 24, 1996 Statue of Richard B. Russell is dedicated, in front of the Richard B. Russell Senate Office Building
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
March 3, 1996 Andersonville, a movie about Camp Sumter in Andersonville, Georgia is released. Some of the film was shot in Turin, Georgia
  Movies filmed in Georgia
  Camp Sumter, Andersonville, Georgia
March 27, 1996 Gays Hill Baptist Church, Millen, burns
  Jenkins County, Georgia
April 15, 1996 Fox Theater, Atlanta is damaged during a fire that destroyed nearby buildings
  Fox Theater, Atlanta, Georgia
April 27, 1996 The Olympic Flame begins an 84-day, 15,280 mile journey across the United States, ending in Atlanta at the the opening ceremonies
May 4, 1996 Dedication of the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, Pooler, Georgia.
  Eighth Air Force
July 19, 1996 President Bill Clinton welcomes more than 20 heads of state to the Olympics, touring the Olympic Village at Georgia Tech
July 19, 1996 The Centennial Olympic Games open in Atlanta
July 20, 1996 Macon's WMAZ Radio (940 AM) becomes WMWR (940 AM)
  City of Macon, Georgia
July 27, 1996 Atlanta Centennial Park is ripped by an explosion in the early morning hours. Alice Hawthorne of Albany lies dead.
  Eric Rudolph and the Atlanta Area bombings
  Albany, Georgia
July 28, 1996 Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes win the beach volleyball gold medal at Atlanta Beach in Clayton County. Mike Dodd and Mike Whitmarsh, also of the United States, won the silver
  Clayton County, Georgia
July 28, 1996 Richard Jewell is praised by authorities for his role in saving lives at Atlanta Centennial Park
July 30, 1996 Atlanta Journal identifies the prime suspect in the Centennial Park bombing -- Richard Jewell
August 1, 1996 United States Women's Soccer Team wins the gold medal at Sanford Stadium, defeating China by a score of 2-1
August 4, 1996 Closing Ceremonies for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta
August 27, 1996 OutKast releases their 2nd album, ATLiens
  OutKast
August 31, 1996 Georgia Lottery leaves the Powerball and joins The Big Game
  Georgia Lottery
September 21, 1996 Grand opening for the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. The building opened to visitors the following day
September 21, 1996 John F. Kennedy Jr. is married on Cumberland Island
September 21, 1996 Georgia Music Hall of Fame opens with a gala celebration, inducting Mac Davis and Atlanta Rhythm Section.
  'Mac' Davis
October 11, 1996 The Adamson Act, which led the way to eight hour days and time and a half for overtime is officially replaced by other legislation
October 24, 1996 Last Atlanta Braves game at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
  Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves
  Fulton County, Georgia
October 26, 1996 Federal officials say Jewell is not a suspect in the Centennial Park bombing
November 5, 1996 William Clinton defeats Robert Dole for President of the United States. Georgia voted for Dole. Democrat Max Cleland, who is running to fill the seat vacated by Sam Nunn's retirement, is elected U. S. Senator, defeating Republican Guy Milner.
  Max Cleland
December 31, 1996 After a service in Atlanta, JonBenet Ramsey's body is laid to rest in Marietta, Georgia.
  Marietta, GA
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