June 1, 1775
1775 Georgia patriots sent 63 barrels of rice and ??122 for relief of Boston following British reprisals after the battles of Lexington and Concord.
June 1, 1829
1829 Lawyer, politician, and Confederate general Cullen Andress Battle was born in Powelton, Ga.
June 1, 1831
1831 Confederate general John Bell Hood was born in Owingsville, Ky. In 1864, Jefferson Davis would place Hood in charge of the Confederate forces attempting to stop Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign.
June 1, 1864
1864 Federal forces that had fought in the battles west of Marietta reached the Western & Atlantic Railroad, which served as their supply line from Chattanooga. Confederate forces had followed, but two weeks of rainy weather set in causing Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign to bog down. Although there would be no major battles during these two weeks, there were daily skirmishes -- sometimes with substantial casualities.
June 1, 1885
1885 The Atlanta city council passed an ordinance prohibiting the driving of any carriage or other vehicle over a public bridge at a speed faster than a walk. Violators could be fined $100 or sentenced to 30 days in jail.
June 1, 1900
1900 Mary Phagan was born in Marietta, GA. Her murder at the National Pencil Factory in Atlanta in 1913 began one of the more infamous episodes in Georgia history - the Leo Frank case.
June 1, 1903
1903 A devastating tornado tore through Gainesville and New Holland (a mill village) killing 106 people (40 of them at one cotton mill) and injuring over 300.
June 1, 1981
1981 Former Georgia congressman Carl Vinson died at age 97 in his hometown of Milledgeville.