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Events (150 years ago today): 1864 - American Civil War: Battle of Atlanta - Outside Atlanta, Georgia, Confederate General John Bell Hood leads an unsuccessful attack on Union troops under General William T. Sherman on Bald Hill.

Births (50 years ago today): 1964 - Adam Godley, English actor

Deaths (150 years ago today): 1864 - James B. McPherson, American general (b. 1828)

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