September 11, 1734
1734 Thomas Lownds’ proposal for a Georgia lottery was brought before what was to have been a meeting of the Georgia Trustees’ Common Council. However, only James Oglethorpe, the Earl of Egmont, and two other trustees were present, so no official action could be taken, and the matter was deferred to a future meeting of the Common Council.
September 11, 1752
1752 Officially, this day did not exist in Georgia. See Sept. 3 entry for reason.
September 11, 1864
1864 After Hood had been unable to persuade Sherman to allow Atlanta residents to continue living in their homes during the occupation, Atlanta families began registering with Union authorities for their removal. Over the next nine days, 446 families and their furniture and household goods were loaded into Union Army covered wagons and moved southward to Rough and Ready, where they were met by Confederate forces who transported them to Lovejoy’s Station, where they caught trains to Macon and other locations. A total of 79 slaves accompanied their masters, though most ex-slaves decided to stay with the Union Army.
September 11, 1883
Georgia cities and towns incorporated by acts approved on Sept. 11: 1883 Chauncy (Dodge County)
September 11, 1891
Georgia cities and towns incorporated by acts approved on Sept. 11: 1891 Chickamauga (Walker County), Stellaville (Jefferson County), and Kite (Johnson County)
September 11, 1892
1892 Milton Luther Fleetwood was born in Asheville, North Carolina. As a child, his family moved to Thomasville, Georgia, where he dropped out of high school to work for the Thomasville Times-Enterprise. In 1918, Fleetwood moved to Bartow County, where he got a job with the weekly Cartersville Tribune News. Two years later, he purchased the newspaper. In 1946, Fleetwood moved to a daily format for the newspaper. He also began editorializing for improving local government, soil and water conservation, and development of the Etowah River region. Fleetwood was an important force in encouraging the U.S. Corps of Army Engineers to construct the dam on the Etowah that created Lake Allatoona in 1946.
September 11, 1952
1952 Gov. Herman Talmadge sent a letter to the judges and ordinaries (probate court judges) urging them to support a constitutional amendment in the upcoming general election that would write the county unit system into the state constitution. (The amendment would fail.)
September 11, 1976
1976 Jimmy Carter returned to Plains, Georgia after a week-long, ten-state, 4000-mile campaign trip. In response to Republican accusations that he was too liberal, Carter said he intended to stress the conservative themes of his campaign in the upcoming weeks -- namely a balanced federal budget and stronger local governments. As Carter explained, "I just want to restore what I believe was an accurate description of me in the primary season."
September 11, 1991
1991 Playing in Atlanta, the Braves won a 1-0 no-hit victory over the San Diego Padres. It was the 13th no-hitter in the Braves hitter. But what made the National League record books was the fact three different Braves pitchers -- Kent Merker, Mark Wohlers, and Alejandro Pe??a -- were used in the combined no-hitter.
September 11, 2005
2001 Georgians, like all Americans, reacted with shock, horror, and anger at the news that terrorists had hijacked airplanes and crashed them into the World Trade Center towers in New York, the Penatgon in Washington D.C., and another one apparently bound for Washington, which crashed in Pennsylvania when the passengers tried to take control of the plane.
September 11, 2005
2005 Playing in Washington, D.C., Atlanta Braves outfielder Andruw Jones hit two home runs in a game against the Nationals establishing a new Braves franchise record of 49 homeruns in a single season. A day earlier, Jones had tied the team record of 47 held by Eddie Mathews and Hank Aaron.