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December 16, 1714 George Whitefield (Whitfield) born, Gloucester, England
  Columbia County, Georgia
December 16, 1811 7.7 (est) earthquake centered in Northeast Arkansas, shakes the state of Georgia. Aftershocks reach 7.0. Today it is generally considered to be the first of the "New Madrid" earthquakes
  Earthquakes that have struck Georgia
  Missouri earthquake shakes Georgia
December 16, 1817 Georgia defines its common boundary with Tennessee and creates the Georgia Boundary Commission consisting of Thomas Stocks, Commissioner; James Camak, Mathematician; and Hugh Montgomery, Surveyor.
  Georgia State Line
December 16, 1828 Baker County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Charles Henry Smith 'Bill Arp'
December 16, 1853 Kinchafoonee County created (later renamed to Webster County).
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Webster County, Georgia
December 16, 1895 The area around Sweetwater State Park, long known as Manchester, is renamed College Park
December 16, 1930 Bobby Jones wins the Sullivan trophy for becoming the first golfer to win the "Grand Slam." It was the first time the award, which goes to the top amateur athelete in the United States, was presented.
  Bobby Jones
December 16, 1961 Martin Luther King is arrested while leading 250 activists to city hall in Albany, Georgia. He did not have a parade permit.
  Martin Luther King
  Albany, Georgia
December 16, 1976 President-elect Jimmy Carter nominates Andrew Young as U. S. Ambassador to the United Nations
  Andrew Young
  Jimmy Carter
December 16, 1985 Wachovia and First Atlanta (formerly First National Bank of Atlanta) merge.
  Wachovia and First Union Banks
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