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August 9, 1787 The Continental Congress ratifies the agreement between South Carolina and Georgia on a new border
August 9, 1805 Zebulon Pike explores the Mississippi River from Fort Bellefontaine (St. Louis) north to Minnesota.
April 30, 1806
  Zebulon Pike
August 9, 1807 Cherokee Chief Doublehead is executed by The Ridge, James Vann and Alexander Saunders
  The murder of Chief Doublehead
August 9, 1814 Treaty of Fort Jackson, ceding the lower third of Georgia is signed by the Creek
  Jeff Davis County, Georgia
  Atkinson County, Georgia
  Berrien County, Georgia
  Early County, Georgia
  Baker County, Georgia
  Creek Indians
August 9, 1864 Union Army begins an almost continuous artillery barrage on downtown Atlanta
August 9, 1886 Central of Georgia Railroad reaches Bradley (Jones County)
August 9, 1903 "Bill Arp's" last letter appears in the Atlanta Journal
August 9, 1913 Herman Talmadge is born to Eugene and Mattie Talmadge on a farm near McRae
  Eugene Talmadge
August 9, 1939 Additional money is appropriated for land purchases by Kennesaw Mountain NBP
  Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
August 9, 1963 Whitney Houston born, Newark, New Jersey. Her mother is singer Cissy (Emily) Houston, her cousin is Dionne Warwick
  Whitney Houston
August 9, 1990 Voters agree to the unification of the Athens-Clarke County governments as a cost-cutting measure
  Clarke County, Georgia
August 9, 1991 Delta Airlines purchases international routes from bankrupt Pan Am. This includes the northeastern shuttle, all north Atlantic routes and the Frankfurt, Germany hub. Pan Am abandons these routes during the next six months
  Delta Air Lines
August 9, 2011 Frankiln Delano Roosevelt's Warm Springs home, known as the McCarthy cottage or the Little White House, burned to the ground, a major historic loss for the state of Georgia.
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt
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