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December 11, 1770 The king agrees to hold elections for new land acquired by Georgia.
December 11, 1795 The Georgia Union Company is added to the Yazoo Act
  Yazoo Land Fraud
December 11, 1811 John Howard, John W. Devereux and Hubert Reynolds are appointed commisioners to contract for the state penitentiary. The facility is to be built in Milledgeville.
December 11, 1811 John Calhoun, a war hawk, calls for the United States to go to war with Great Britain on the floor of the U. S. Senate.
  John C. Calhoun
December 11, 1858 Johnson County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Johnson County, Georgia
  Herschel V. Johnson
December 11, 1858 Banks County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Banks County, Georgia
December 11, 1858 Brooks County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Brooks County, Georgia
December 11, 1858 New Prospect Campground is incorporated as Alpharetta.
  Fulton County, Georgia
December 11, 1924 Asa Candler offers Candler Race Track for Atlanta to use as an airfield if they will pay the taxes.
  Atlanta Municipal Airport
December 11, 1939 Completion date of the movie Gone With The Wind.
  Gone With The Wind
December 11, 1944 Brenda Mae Tarpley (Brenda Lee) is born at Grady Hospital in Atlanta (grew up in Lithonia)
  Brenda Lee
December 11, 1949 "Fiddlin'" John Carson died, Atlanta, Georgia
  Fiddlin' John Carson
December 11, 1953 In a front page editorial appearing in the Atlanta Constitution, Ralph McGill predicts the Supreme Court will declare school segregation unconstitutional. In the editorial, McGill states that the Court had no option other than interpreting the 14th amendment the way it was written.
  The Road to Integration
December 11, 1991 Crash on Lavender Mountain
  Plane crash on Lavender Mountain kills 9
December 11, 2003 Death penalty requested in the Eric Rudolph case by Attorney-General John Ashcroft
  Eric Rudolph and the Atlanta Area bombings
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