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August 1, 1733 Under the comand of Captain James MacPherson (South Carolina Rangers), a group of men begin construction on Fort Argyle, the first fort to protect the new colony.
August 1, 1734 The King of England receives Tomochichi, his wife and son and other Indians at his palace in Kensington
  Tomochichi's trip to England
  James Oglethorpe
August 1, 1814 Creek Chiefs meet at Fort Jackson to negotiate end of Red Stick War
August 1, 1829 Article appears in the Georgia Journal announcing the discovery of gold in north Georgia.
August 1, 1829 First documentary evidence of gold in North Georgia, The Georgia Journal, a newspaper in Milledgeville, prints a report of two mines in Habersham County
  Habersham County, Georgia
August 1, 1832 Elias Boudinot resigns as Editor of the Cherokee Phoenix
August 1, 1832 Alexander Stephens graduates from Franklin College
  Alexander Stephens
August 1, 1864 Prisoner population at Andersonville exceeds 30,000 and is rapidly rising
  Camp Sumter, Andersonville, Georgia
August 1, 1866 John Ross dies
August 1, 1871 Joseph Thomas Robert arrives in Augusta, Georgia and becomes head of the "Augusta Institute." Originally The Augusta Baptist institute, it had been renamed shortly before Robert's arrival.
  Joseph Thomas Robert
August 1, 1893 Earnest Woodruff buys "The Battle of Atlanta" for $1,100.00
August 1, 1935 Margaret Mitchell signs contract with MacMillen
  Margaret Mitchell
August 1, 1937 WAGA (Atlanta) is established to handle NBC's Blue Network programs. Until this time, WSB would alternately carry the Red Network and the Blue Network.
  WSB Atlanta
August 1, 1943 Bombers from the Eighth (Army) Air Force join with the Ninth in Operation Tidal Wave, a second attempt to destroy the oil refineries at Ploesti. Considered to be a disaster (54 out of 177 planes lost), the mission did significantly reduce oil production at the facility for months.
  Eighth Air Force
August 1, 1965 21 people, both black and white, attempt to attend services in the First Baptist Church of Americus. The pastor of the church was captured on camera sporting an ammunition belt and riot gun.
August 1, 1966 Falcons play their first (preseason) game in Atlanta.
  Atlanta Falcons
August 1, 1966 Atlanta Falcons play the first professional pre-season game at Atlanta Stadium (later the Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium). They lose to Philadelphia 9-7
  Atlanta Falcons
  Fulton County, Georgia
August 1, 1972 Northeast Airlines merged with Delta Airlines.
  Delta Air Lines
August 1, 1982 The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York inducts Henry "Hank" Aaron
  Hank Aaron
August 1, 1996 United States Women's Soccer Team wins the gold medal at Sanford Stadium, defeating China by a score of 2-1
August 1, 2002 Three men die when a billboard collapses in Snellville
August 1, 2005 Alpharetta City Councilman R. J. Kurey threatens City Administrator Bob Regus
  Alpharetta City Council
August 1, 2009 Shirley Sherrod accepts an appointment to USDA Director of Rural Development in Georgia.
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