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5 Fun Facts About December 22 In Georgia History

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1. On December 22, 1872, farmers in Georgia formed the Georgia Agricultural Society, which aimed to improve farming practices and increase profitability in the state's agricultural industry.

2. The Georgia General Assembly passed the "Gone with the Wind" bill on December 22, 1939, which provided funding for the production of the iconic film. The movie went on to win 10 Academy Awards.

3. On December 22, 1942, the first B-29 Superfortress bomber arrived at the Lockheed Martin plant in Marietta, Georgia, where it was assembled for use in World War II.

4. In 1975, on December 22, Governor George Busbee signed the Georgia Civil Rights Act into law, which outlawed discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

5. On December 22, 1991, Andrew Young, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, announced his candidacy for mayor of Atlanta. He became the city's first Black mayor in 1981 and served until 1990.
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