Rosa laevigata Cherokee rose the state flower of Georgia, The Georgia Tech Band Program also in the School of Music represents Georgia Tech at athletic events and provides Tech students with a musical outlet it was founded in 1908 by 14 students and Robert "Biddy" Bidez the marching band consistently fields over 300 members Members of the marching band travel to every football game; Main article: Festivals in Atlanta, Handball (2) Dallas pop 22,604 The first full-scale working railway steam locomotive was built in the United Kingdom in 1804 by Richard Trevithick a British engineer born in Cornwall This used high-pressure steam to drive the engine by one power stroke the transmission system employed a large flywheel to even out the action of the piston rod on 21 February 1804 the world's first steam-powered railway journey took place when Trevithick's unnamed steam locomotive hauled a train along the tramway of the Penydarren ironworks near Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales Trevithick later demonstrated a locomotive operating upon a piece of circular rail track in Bloomsbury London the Catch Me Who Can but never got beyond the experimental stage with railway locomotives not least because his engines were too heavy for the cast-iron plateway track then in use! Cox Contents The Masters golf tournament the first of the PGA tour's four "majors" is held annually the second weekend of April at the Augusta National Golf Club, 1 Geography and nomenclature On July 8 2011 it was reported in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that six police officers were fired for lying about events concerning a raid on the Atlanta Eagle Bar (which catered to gay persons) in June 2011 a 343-page report was released that details how 16 officers lied or destroyed evidence when asked about the raid on the Eagle Bar at least two of the officers in question had been cited for lying on another occasion in a federal drug case in October 2009 (the federal prosecutors informed the Atlanta Police Department that they would never be used again in a federal prosecution). Irondale (CDP) pop 7,446 The Assembly arrives in Milledgeville Aruba (3). Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, M Atlanta United FC Soccer MLS Mercedes-Benz Stadium (71,000) 2014 N/A 1 (2018) Turner Field The city is served by the Atlanta Police Department which numbers 2,000 officers and oversaw a 40% decrease in the city's crime rate between 2001 and 2009 Specifically homicide decreased by 57% rape by 72% and violent crime overall by 55% Crime is down across the country but Atlanta's improvement has occurred at more than twice the national rate Nevertheless Forbes ranked Atlanta as the sixth most dangerous city in the United States in 2012. . Several extracurricular activities are available to students including over 350 student organizations overseen by the Office of Student Involvement the Student Government Association (SGA) Georgia Tech's student government has separate executive legislative and judicial branches for undergraduate and graduate students One of the SGA's primary duties is the disbursement of funds to student organizations in need of financial assistance These funds are derived from the Student Activity Fee that all Georgia Tech students must pay currently $123 per semester the ANAK Society a secret society and honor society established at Georgia Tech in 1908 claims responsibility for founding many of Georgia Tech's earliest traditions and oldest student organizations including the SGA, N A 34 Marty Reed (bullpen) Main article: Elections in Georgia (U.S state). Films set in Georgia include two pictures both set in Atlanta that were awarded the Oscar for Best Picture: Gone with the Wind (1939) and Driving Miss Daisy (1989) Other films set in Georgia include Deliverance (1972) which was based on the novel of the same name by James Dickey Parental Guidance (2012) and Vacation at Six Flags Over Georgia, At the time of the war Britain had seven other colonies on the Atlantic coast of North America: Newfoundland Rupert's Land (the area around the Hudson Bay) Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island East Florida West Florida and the Province of Quebec There were other colonies in the Americas as well largely in the British West Indies These colonies remained loyal to the crown.