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December 15, 1703 John Martin Bolzius born, Forst, Germany
December 15, 1733 Trustees approve assisting the Salzburgers move to the colony of Georgia
  Salzburgers in Georgia
December 15, 1786 William Schley born, Fredrick, Maryland
  William Schley
December 15, 1796 Anthony Wayne dies on a return trip to Philadelphia.
  'Mad' Anthony Wayne
December 15, 1818 The Third Georgia Land Lottery is authorized. It is held in 1820
  Georgia Land Lotteries
December 15, 1818 Irwin County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Irwin County, Georgia
December 15, 1818 Walton County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  George Walton
  Walton County, Georgia
December 15, 1818 Gwinnett County created
  Button Gwinnett
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Gwinnett County, Georgia
December 15, 1818 Habersham County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Habersham County, Georgia
December 15, 1818 Hall County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Hall County, Georgia
December 15, 1818 Early County created
  Peter Early
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Early County, Georgia
December 15, 1818 Appling County created
  Daniel Appling
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Appling County
December 15, 1824 Ware County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Ware County, Georgia
December 15, 1824 Upson County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Upson County, Georgia
December 15, 1832 James Bowman and in his family are killed near Salacoa, Cherokee Nation (now Georgia). The savage murders would be blamed on the Cherokee
December 15, 1852 Taylor County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Taylor County, Georgia
December 15, 1853 Dougherty County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Dougherty County, Georgia
December 15, 1885 Robert Augustus Toombs dies, Washington, Georgia
  Wilkes County, Georgia
  Robert Toombs
December 15, 1908 Second Terminal Hotel completed
December 15, 1910 Flying machine races take place at Candler Field auto racecourse
December 15, 1939 Atlanta is the site for the premiere of "Gone With The Wind," the classic American romance
  Gone With The Wind
  Margaret Mitchell
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
December 15, 1940 Delta adopts the slogan "Airline of the South"
  Delta Air Lines
December 15, 1958 Atlanta City Council approves the largest single expenditure in its history, almost 10 million dollars for a new airport. It is completed in 1961
December 15, 1961 Going against some of his Southern Christian Leadership Conference advisers, Martin Luther King accepts an invitation to Albany, Georgia and speaks at a rally in support of activists that had be arrested the previous day
December 15, 1984 MARTA service extended to Lenox Mall and Lindbergh Center
  Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
December 15, 1988 Singer James Brown is sentenced to six years in prison on a wide variety of charges.
  James Brown
December 15, 1989 Glory, a story of African-American troops during the Civil War, starring Denzel Washinginton, Morgan Freeman and Matthew Broderick, opens in general release. Portions of the movie had been shot in Savannah and on Jekyll Island
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Movies filmed in Georgia
December 15, 2000 DeKalb County sheriff-elect Derwin Brown murdered in his driveway
  Derwin Brown murdered
  DeKalb County, Georgia
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