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December 10, 1789 William Pierce, who represented the state of Georgia at the Constitutional Convention, dies bankrupt in Savannah, Georgia
  William Pierce
  Savannah, Georgia births and deaths
December 10, 1790 Elbert County created
  Samuel Elbert
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Elbert County, Georgia
December 10, 1790 Columbia County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Columbia County, Georgia
December 10, 1807 Jasper County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Jasper County, Georgia
December 10, 1807 Baldwin County reduced and expanded
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Baldwin County, Georgia
December 10, 1807 Telfair County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Telfair County, Georgia
December 10, 1807 Jones County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Jones County, Georgia
December 10, 1807 Laurens County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Laurens County, Georgia
December 10, 1807 Morgan County created
  Daniel Morgan
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Morgan County, Georgia
December 10, 1807 Putnam County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Putnam County, Georgia
December 10, 1807 Randolph County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Randolph County, Georgia
December 10, 1812 Emanuel County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Emanuel County, Georgia
December 10, 1836 Ignatius Few granted charter for college named for his friend John Emory
  Ignatius Few
  Emory University
December 10, 1858 Quitman County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Quitman County, Georgia
December 10, 1864 The Daily Intelligencer returns to Atlanta from Macon
  Atlanta, Georgia (through 1900)
  City of Macon, Georgia
December 10, 1892 Savannah, Americus and Montgomery (Alabama) Railroad is placed into receivership
  City of Savannah, Georgia
December 10, 1895 City of Douglas incorporated
  Coffee County, Georgia
December 10, 1938 "The Burning of Atlanta" is filmed on backlots of MGM, in Los Angeles, California
  Gone With The Wind
December 10, 1946 Two members of the Colombians describe in detail the activities of the group to an anti-Nazi group
  The Colombians
December 10, 1961 Charles Sherrod and 7 members of the Southern Negro Christian Conference take the Central Georgia Railroad Atlanta to Albany to test the Interstate Commerce Commissions ruling desegregating all bus and train traffic. The test drew a crowd in Albany, which was dispersed under the order of Police Chief Laurie Pritchett.
December 10, 1964 Martin Luther King accepts the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway
  Martin Luther King
December 10, 1967 Singer Otis Redding dies in a plane crash near Madison, Wisconsin
  Otis Redding
December 10, 2002 Jimmy Carter wins the Nobel Peace Prize
  Jimmy Carter
December 10, 2002 Morris Brown College loses accreditation
December 10, 2003 Police talk with Bobby Brown about the attack on his wife Whitney Houston earlier in the week
  Whitney Houston
  Whitney Houston hit by Bobby Brown
December 10, 2007 U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson orders Michael Vick, convicted on charge of conspiracy in connection with a dogfighting enterprise known as "Bad Newz Kennels" from 2001 through April 2007, to 23 months in jail.
  Michael Vick
December 10, 2007 Bobby Petrino resigns as Atlanta Falcons coach with a 3-10 record.
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