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August 16, 1763 Thomas Boone received the communiqué from the Board of Trade
August 16, 1780 Battle of Camden (South Carolina)
  Baron DeKalb
  Georgia and the American Revolution
August 16, 1876 At a convention held in Macon, Republicans nominate wealthy Atlanta businessman Jonathan Norcross to run for governor against Alfred Colquitt.
  City of Macon, Georgia
August 16, 1880 U. S. Senator, Georgia governor, and Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee (1860) Herschel Johnson dies near Louisville, Georgia (Jefferson County)
  Herschel V. Johnson
August 16, 1882 Benjamin "Ben" Hill dies
August 16, 1888 John Styth Pemberton dies, Atlanta, Georgia. Following a service attended by "every pharmicist in the city of Atlanta," Pemberton's body was returned to Columbus, Georgia
  John Stith (Styth) Pemberton
  Columbus, Georgia
August 16, 1949 Margaret Mitchell pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. She is later buried at Oakland Cemetery.
  Margaret Mitchell
  Oakland Cemetery
August 16, 1984 Judge denies Jim Williams a new trial
  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
August 16, 1991 TLC signs its first contract, with La Face Records
  TLC
August 16, 2005 Coretta Scott King, widow of Civil Rights activist Martin Luther King, suffers a major stroke.
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