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April 20, 1540 After crossing the Achese River (Ocmulgee River) DeSoto's expedition rests in the vicinity of Dublin, GA
  Hernando deSoto
April 20, 1730 Sir Alexander Cuming returns to Charleston.
April 20, 1739 William Bartram born, Kingsessing, Pennsylvania
  William Bartram
April 20, 1810 Julia Henrietta Scarborough (Barnsley) born, Savannah, Georgia
  Savannah, Georgia births and deaths
  Godfrey Barnsley and Barnsley Gardens
April 20, 1829 Duncan Clinch promoted to Brigadier General
  Duncan L. (Lamont) Clinch
April 20, 1861 Charles Hillyer (C.H.) Brand, founder of Brand Banking and U. S. Representative born in Loganville
April 20, 1865 Macon falls into Union hands
  City of Macon, Georgia
  Union troops enter Macon, Georgia
April 20, 1865 Major General Howell Cobb surrenders his troops and the city of Macon, Georgia
  Howell Cobb
April 20, 1868 Atlanta becomes Georgia's state capital
  Baldwin County, Georgia
  Atlanta becomes Georgia's capital
April 20, 1925 William B. Hartsfield appointed head of committee to oversee Atlanta Airport operations
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
  Atlanta Municipal Airport
April 20, 1963 Losing You, Brenda Lee's last top ten hit, peaks at #6
  Brenda Lee
April 20, 1966 Now an Atlanta Brave, Aaron hits his 400th home run
  Hank Aaron
April 20, 1979 President Jimmy Carter, while on vacation in Plains, Georgia, is attacked by what press secretary Jody Powell described as a "swamp rabbit." The press, completely ignorant as to swamp rabbits, portrayed Carter being attacked by a "killer" bunny rabbit.
  Jimmy Carter
  Jody Powell
April 20, 1993 In a surprise announcement, Georgia does not select the low bid contractor to handle the new Georgia lottery, but GTECH, a Rhode Island company to which who had heavily lobbied for the contract.
  Georgia Lottery
April 20, 2002
  Georgia half-back Joe Geri dies in Milledgeville
April 20, 2003 Ron Young enjoys a church service with President George W. Bush at Fort Hood, Texas
  Ronald D. Young, Jr.
April 20, 2004 Canada's Gord Fraser won Stage 1 of the six day, seven stage 2004 Dodge Tour de Georgia. Fraser, is known for his sprinting capabilities and fierce competitiveness. Comprised of 82.1 miles, the first stage began and ended in Macon, taking the riders east to Georgia's antebellum capitol, Milledgeville.
  City of Macon, Georgia
  Tour de Georgia 2004
April 20, 2009 Six Flags Inc., parent company of Six Flags Over Georgia and White Water, is delisted by the New York Stock Exchange.
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