September 1, 1820
1820 In Milledgeville, drawings began on a land lottery dispensing lands ceded by the Cherokees in Treaty of Washington on February 27, 1819.
September 1, 1891
Georgia cities and towns incorporated by acts approved on Sept. 1:
1891 Rhine (Dodge County)
September 1, 1922
1922 Frank DuPre became the last person hanged in Atlanta. In December 1921, the 19-year-old son of a blacksmith had killed a jewelry store security man while stealing a large diamond ring for his girlfriend. DuPre also seriously wounded Atlanta’s city controller, who attempted to stop him from fleeing the scene. DuPre was subsequently apprehended in Detroit and returned to Atlanta, where he was tried and sentence to die. Approximately 5,000 people gathered outside the Fulton County jail to witness the hanging.
September 1, 1941
1941 In the Houston County community of Wellston, ground breaking ceremonies were held for construction of an Army Air Corps depot in central Georgia. Unofficially called the Georgia Air Depot, the facility got an official name--the Wellston Air Depot--in September 1942, and then six weeks later yet another official name--the Warner Robins Army Air Depot. Today, Warner Robins Air Force Base considers September 1, 1941, as its founding date.
September 1, 1942
1942 The community of Wellston, Georgia, adopted a new name -- Warner Robins -- in honor of the late Brigadier General Augustine Warner Robins, who had been a friend and mentor of the new depot’s commander.
September 1, 1946
1946 Insurance executive and state government official Henri Talmage Dobbs drowned while fishing on a lake on his farm near MacLand in Cobb County, Georgia. Born in Powder Springs in 1888, Dobbs entered the insurance industry as a file clerk in 1909 eventually rising through the ranks of what would become the Life Insurance Company of Georgia. In the early 1940s, Dobbs entered public service working on the staffs of two governors--including serving as Gov. Ellis Arnall’s chief of staff. Dobbs also served on the Board of Public Welfare and the Georgia Merit System Council. The year before his death, he was named chairman of the State Board of Personnel Administration, which was responsible for administering Georgia’s state merit system.
September 1, 1949
1949 The last Douglas C-54 transport planes arrived at Robins AFB on their way to West Germany to participate in the Berlin Airlift launched the previous year by Marietta-native Gen. Lucius Clay.
September 1, 1992
1992 After a day of campaigning in central Georgia, Vice President Dan Quayle flew out of Robins AFB on Air Force II.
September 1, 2004
2004 In a political oddity, Georgia Democratic Senator Zell Miller spoke at the Republican National Covention, in support of the re-nomination and re-election of incumbent Republican President George W. Bush.