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December 1, 1566 Juan Pardo begins his first expedition from Santa Elana, in search of a land route to Mexico
December 1, 1775 Council of Safety takes supervision of courts and appoints judges to the court of appeals
December 1, 1780 George Gauphin (Galphin) dies in Savannah before his trial before British authorities for treason.
  Savannah, Georgia births and deaths
  City of Savannah, Georgia
December 1, 1913 Georgia's Landmarks, Memorials and Legends, by Lucian Lamar Knight, is published
December 1, 1934 Atlanta Airport becomes the official home of the National Weather Service in Atlanta
  National Weather Service
December 1, 1942 Federally mandated gas rationing goes into effect. Designating users as A, B, or C, the government determined the number of gallons of gas each family on the homefront was allowed based on occupation.
December 1, 1954 This Is Your Life airs an episode featuring comic team Laurel and Hardy
  Oliver Hardy
December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks refuses to move to the back of a Montgomery, Alabama bus.
  Martin Luther King
December 1, 1992 Following devastating storms that hit the state the previous month, portions of Georgia are declared federal disaster areas
December 1, 2007 Marina, the Georgia Aquarium's ailing beluga whale, died about 2 AM
  Georgia Aquarium
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