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August 7, 1737 John Wesley refuses to give communion to Sophey Hopkey, a local settler. Hopkey's husband sued Wesley for defamation. Other settlers who were unhappy with the Wesley's quickly leveled other charges.
  The Wesleys in Georgia
August 7, 1760 Following a Cherokee siege of Fort Loudoun (present-day Tennessee) that began in March, Col. Paul Demere surrenders. He was surrounded and out of provisions.
August 7, 1790 The Treaty of New York is signed by President George Washington, Alexander McGillivray and others.
  George Washington
  Creek Indians
August 7, 1795 Treaty of New York
  Treaty of New York
August 7, 1893 Charles Crisp elected to a second term as Speaker of the House.
August 7, 1920 Lanier County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Lanier County, Georgia
  Sidney Lanier
August 7, 1927 George Busbee born, Vienna, Georgia.
August 7, 1939 At Rich's Department Store in downtown Atlanta, pianist and popular radio show host Art Gillham performs on the first demonstration of television in the Southeast United States.
  Art Gillham
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
August 7, 1957 The Senate passes the 1957 Civil Rights Bill. Because of differences between the House and Senate version, the bill goes to committee.
  The Road to Integration
August 7, 1957 Oliver Hardy, comedy actor who was born in Harlem and raised in Madison, dies from a cerebral thrombosis.
  Oliver Hardy
August 7, 1958 Dahlonega and Lumpkin County present a gift of gold for the state capitol - the gold leaf for the top of the capitol dome arrives via an 1830's wagon train
  Dahlonega, Georgia
August 7, 2005 Amanda Penland dies
  Amanda (Knoedler) Penland
August 7, 2007 In the fifth inning of a game against the Washington Nationals, San Francisco slugger Barry Bonds hit his 756th career homer against journeyman hurler Mike Bacsik
  Bonds Breaks Hank Aaron's career home run record
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