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December 14, 1703 Colonel James Moore (Governor of South Carolina) begins a southward sweep for Spanish and Spanish-friendly Indians from the trading post at Ocmulgee Old Fields.
  Creek Indians
December 14, 1747 Mico Malatchi made Head of the Creek nation (Muscogee Confederacy). Malatchi then gives Thomas and Mary Bosomworth Ossabaw, St. Catherines and Sapalo islands
  Creek Indians
December 14, 1792 Georgia assembly passes a resolution calling Chisholm v. Georgia an attempt to render the states to be "tributary corporations to the Government of the United States."
  Chisholm v. Georgia
December 14, 1793 Screven County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Screven County, Georgia
December 14, 1799 George Washington dies
  George Washington
December 14, 1809 Twiggs County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Twiggs County, Georgia
December 14, 1813 Construction of Fort Daniel on Hog Mountain (now Gwinnett County) was completed
  Gwinnett County, Georgia
December 14, 1827 Harris County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Harris County, Georgia
December 14, 1827 Marion County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Marion County, Georgia
December 14, 1827 Merriwether County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Meriwether County, Georgia
December 14, 1827 Talbot County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Talbot County, Georgia
December 14, 1837 Macon County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Macon County, Georgia
December 14, 1859 Georgia makes it illegal to free slaves in a will
December 14, 1860 The state of Georgia calls for a convention to discuss a Southern Confederacy. Only South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama are invited.
December 14, 1865 Charles Jones Jenkins begins term as governor of Georgia
  Charles Jones Jenkins
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
December 14, 1880 James Longstreet presents credentials as U. S. Minister to Turkish government
  James Longstreet
December 14, 1895 The Montgomery and Eufaula Railroad, which had been in receivership since 1879, is conveyed to the Central of Georgia Railway
December 14, 1898 U. S. President William McKinnley visits Atlanta
December 14, 1961 26 black activists enter the Trailways bus terminal in Albany, Georgia. 16 buy tickets to Tallahassee, Florida and sat in the waiting room. 10, who had not bought tickets, attempted a sit-in at the lunch counter. The 10 are refused service by a white waitress but are served coffee by a black cook. After arresting the protesters police return them to the bus terminal, where the lunch counter and bathrooms had been "closed for cleaning."
December 14, 1964 In Heart of Atlanta v. U. S.The U. S. Supreme Court upholds the Civil Right Act of 1964. The "commerce clause" does allow Congress to regulate local commerce, noting the bill was "limited to enterprises having a direct and substantial relation to the interstate flow of goods and people"
December 14, 1967 Campus Planning and Improvement Committee proposes the creation of the Georgia Botanical Gardens to UGA.
December 14, 1977 Farmers, including many from Georgia, involved in the American Agriculture Movement stopped buying and selling products, as they looked for "parity." The strike quickly fizzled
December 14, 1999 C. Jack Ellis becomes Macon's first black mayor
  City of Macon, Georgia
December 14, 2004 At a preliminary hearing for Olatunji Oluwatosin, Detective Duane Decker of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department testifies that ChoicePoint representatives told him "something like 4 million people have been exposed.." to the identity theft
  ChoicePoint scandal
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