June 10, 1835
1835 Rebecca Latimer Felton was born in Decatur, Georgia. She became the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate when in 1922, Governor Thomas Hardwick appointed her to fill the seat vacated with the death of Sen. Tom Watson. The 87-year-old served briefly until a special election could be held, which was won by Walter F. George.
June 10, 1913
1913 Luther Z. Rosser, Leo Frank’s defense attorney in the Mary Phagan murder case, publicly accused the police chief had "banked his sense and reputation as both a man and politician on Frank’s guilt." He added that if the police had approached the investigation with an open mind, Jim Conley would have already told the whole truth.
June 10, 1914
1914 Georgia’s first black pharmacist, Dr. Moses Amos, opened the Gate City Drug Store in the new Odd Fellows Building in Atlanta.
June 10, 1915
1915 Thanks to the efforts of founder Juliette Gordon Low of Savannah, the Girl Scouts of America was incorporated on this day in Washington, D.C.
June 10, 1972
1972 Hank Aaron hit a grand slam home run -- the 14th in his career, which tied the National League record of Brooklyn Dodger Gil Hodges. Aaron’s home run was his 649th, which pushed him ahead of Willie Mays in career home runs.
June 10, 1985
1985 Former University of Georgia Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker set a USFL record as a running back on the New Jersey Generals by breaking the 2,000-yard mark in a 31-24 win over Jacksonville. Walker’s record was only surpassed by two NFL running backs--O.J. Simpson (2,003 yards in 1973) and Erik Dickerson (2,105 yards in 1984).
June 10, 1985
1985 After a dismal experience with a sweetened version of its 99-year-old formula, Atlanta-based Coca-Cola announced that it is bringing back its popular soft drink in its original version (to be known as "Classic Coke").