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April 16, 1773 William Bartram leaves Savannah, heading south on the King's Road to Darien
  William Bartram
April 16, 1777 General Lachlan McIntosh begins to move his Continentals south. Gwinnett orders his militia to stay in Sunbury. When McIntosh finds out about Gwinnett's order he tries to draw supplies to which he is entitled from the quartermaster. Gwinnett has the quartermaster refuse the request.
  Lachlan McIntosh
  Button Gwinnett
  Second Florida Expedition
April 16, 1849 A late season freeze destroys the cotton crop through much of Georgia
April 16, 1865 Wilson's Federal cavalry captures Columbus and West Point
  Civil War - 1865
  Columbus, Georgia
April 16, 1886 Woodrow and Ellen Wilson have the first of their three daughters at Ellen's aunt's house in Gainesville, Georgia
  Woodrow Wilson
April 16, 1944 Tornado strikes the small town of Royston, Georgia, killing 12 people
April 16, 1963 The Antebellum Plantation opens at Georgia's Stone Mountain Park
  Stone Mountain
April 16, 1970 Lawyers for "Mary Doe" and other pro-choice entities begin federal action to overturn Georgia's abortion laws.
  Roe v. Wade expanded in ruling on Doe v. Bolton
April 16, 1978 Lucius Clay dies, Chatham, Massachusetts
  General Lucius D. Clay
April 16, 2001 Driven premieres, starring Atlanta-born actor Kip Pardue. It will gross $32 million in 11 weeks of general release
  Kevin Ian 'Kip' Pardue
April 16, 2002 Erika Greene wins 58 million dollars in the Big Game Georgia Lottery
  Georgia woman wins multi-state lottery
  Georgia Lottery
April 16, 2002 Olga Korbut pays fine rather than go to trial for shoplifting.
  Olga Korbut shoplifting
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