September 28, 1864
1864 Hood ordered his army to move out of Palmetto, where they had been encamped for the past week. From their position southwest of Atlanta, they crossed the Chattahoochee River and headed north. Hood’s goal was not to engage Sherman but rather to have him withdraw his troops occupying Atlanta in pursuit of the Confederates. In fact, Sherman did follow Hood, though he also left the 20th Corps behind to continue the occupation of Atlanta.
September 28, 1889
1889 Georgia governor -- and former Confederate general -- John B. Gordon signed an act of the General Assembly making January 19--Robert E. Lee’s birthday--a state holiday.
September 28, 1889
Georgia cities and towns incorporated by acts approved on Sept. 28:
1889 Richland (Stewart County)
September 28, 1895
1895 The Parade of All Nations was held at the Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta. The parade,which was followed by another big fireworks show, attracted some 20,000 visitors, the largest crowd since opening day
September 28, 1900
1900 Banker, politician, and promoter Charles Augustus Collier died in his hometown of Atlanta, where he was born July 19, 1848. Attending the University of Georgia, he obtained an undergraduate degree in 1869 and a law degree two years later. Though admitted to the bar, Collier quickly embarked on a career in banking and investment. In the late 1880s, he managed one of Atlanta’s most important banks, in addition to serving as president of several companies. Collier served terms on both the Atlanta City Council and the Fulton County Commission, additionally serving as Atlanta mayor (1897-99). Additionally, he served as president of the Piedmont Exposition (1887) and the Cotton States and International Exposition (1895). In 1900, President McKinley named Collier to the 12-member U.S. commission to the Paris Exposition.
September 28, 1931
1931 The Atlanta Constitution reported that among the efforts to deal with the Depression, a special committee headed by Atlanta city councilman George Lyle would be recommending that Fulton and DeKalb counties, as well as cities in those two counties, consolidate into a single government. Equally controversial would be another committee recommendation -- that all married women with no dependents working for the city be replaced with men or other women who are heads of families.
September 28, 1981
1981 Atlanta Braves outfielder Dale Murphy began a streak of 740 consecutive games in which he played -- a franchise record.
September 28, 2002
2002 Tom Wright, Clarence Carter, The Harmonnners (with Mary Tallent), and TLC were inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.