James Oglethorpe of Georgia signed a treaty with Florida’s Spanish government on October 22, 1736 that is commemorated each year with a very large cocktail party.
On October 22, 1832, the
Cherokee Land Lottery began in which the Georgia state government gave away millions of acres of land in 160-acre and 40-acre parcels.
John B. Gordon signed legislation changing the number of Georgia Supreme Court Justices from three to five on October 22, 1887
Grover Cleveland arrived in Atlanta aboard the Southern Railway to tour the Cotton States and International Expo on October 22, 1895.
Four-hundred thirty-three Atlantans were poisoned by bad moonshine on October 21, 1951.
John F. Kennedy announced the American naval blockade of Cuba after spy planes photographed Soviet missiles on the island 90 miles off the coast of the United States.
third and final debate between Jimmy Carter and President Gerald Ford was held on October 22, 1976 at Williamsburg, Virginia.
Atlanta Braves won the first World Series baseball game played outside the United States on October 22, 1992, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 with pitcher John Smoltz starting for the Braves. Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections
The Georgia Democratic Party is engaged in vicious race-baiting in a divide and conquer strategy to drive African-American voters to the polls. The above photo originated, I believe, from an AJC scan, but has been traveling across the internet for 24 hours.
Here’s the bottom line on my analysis:
The major change from the last SUSA and this are that Independents were breaking 3:2 for Deal and Perdue, but this poll shows them 40-37 Deal and 43-37 Perdue.
old Survey USA Governor and Senate by ideology
Undecided 9 Independent
new Survey USA Governor and Senate by ideology
Undecided 11 Independent
Hispanic and Asian are too high at 7 and 5 respectively. All “other” than black or white is usually around 8-9% total. That undoubtedly includes some “white” and “black” as well.
NB: When looking at subsample, your margin of error rises, sometimes dramatically so.
Former Confederate President
Alexander Stephens was released from federal prison on October 12, 1865 and returned to Georgia.
On October 13, 1870, Governor
Rufus Bullock signed legislation creating the Georgia State Board of Education.
On October 13, 1885, Governor
Henry McDaniel signed legislation authorizing the creation of a state school of technology as a branch of the University of Georgia; the school would open in Atlanta in October 1888, and in 1948 was renamed the Georgia Institute of Technology.
On October 13, 1918, the
ban on public gatherings in Atlanta to prevent spread of the Spanish flu, was extended an additional week.
first game in Sanford Stadium was played on October 12, 1929, with the University of Georgia Bulldogs beating the Yale Bulldogs. Here is the first ten minutes of the game.
On October 12, 1958,
The Temple was bombed after a phone call to WSB warned that Black churches and Jewish temples would be blown up.
Jimmy Carter received a post-debate bump against President Gerald Ford, with polls showing Carter at 50%-40% over the incumbent, up from 47%-45% before the debate.
Jimmy Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on October 11, 2002, becoming the second native Georgian to win the award, with Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., having won in 1964. DeKalb Jurors fight like politicians
The latest political soap opera in DeKalb County is not the behavior of politicians, but of voters. Specifically the dozen or so who were chosen to serve on the
jury in the trial of suspended CEO Burrell Ellis. (more…)
To calculate the unemployment rate, the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics takes samples of nearly 60,000 households. They are surveyed monthly for four consecutive months, left alone for eight months and then surveyed again monthly for the next four months.
That means that in each month, there are eight “rotation groups,” each of them intended to be representative of the population. The government then weights the groups to come up with an official unemployment rate.
So that weighting has a large effect on the result.
Krueger and his collaborators found that during the first half of 2014, the unemployment rate among people in the first month of being interviewed was 7.5 percent. However, for those in the final month of being interviewed, it was only 6.1 percent.
But the Bureau of Labor Statistics weighted the first interview more heavily, so the official unemployment rate for this period was 6.5 percent.
Can you trust the unemployment rate? | www.myajc.com.
. Thirty-five of 102 passengers were members of the English Separatist Church seeking religious freedom from the Church of England. Originally aiming to reach Virginia, Mayflower left Plymouth, England, for the New World on September 16, 1620 Mayflower eventually landed at Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
A single pistol shot on
September 16, 1920 opened former Cherokee land in Oklahoma to white settlers in a “land run” to claim property.
The original stimulus act was announced to bring
$70 million in federal money to Georgia to build roads and public buildings on September 16, 1933.
On September 16, 1940, President
Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Selective Service and Training Act requiring males 26-35 years of age to register for the draft.
R.E.M. and Gregg Allman were among the inductees into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame on September 16, 2006.
VIDEO Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections
President Barack Obama is scheduled to
arrive in Atlanta at 1:55 PM today. Here’s his schedule: (more…)