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December 27, 1734 The ship Prince of Wales arrives in Savannah. On board are James Oglethorpe, Tomochichi, Toonahowie, and others who visited England, and Salzburgers who are moving to Georgia. The Salzburgers are directed by Oglethorpe to Ebenezer.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  James Oglethorpe
  Tomochichi's trip to England
  Salzburgers in Georgia
December 27, 1752 Jonathan Bryan and his family move to Georgia. The Carolinian had been deeply involved in Georgia's affairs for 20 years
December 27, 1799 Walter Terry (W. T.) Colquitt is born, Halifax, Virginia
  W. T. Colquitt
  City of Colquitt
December 27, 1845 First use of ether, in Jefferson, Georgia by Crawford Long
December 27, 1847 The Atlantic & LaGrange Railroad is founded.
December 27, 1860 The day after Major Anderson transferred his troops from Fort Moultrie to Fort Sumter the state of Georgia offers assistance to South Carolina.
  Civil War - 1860
December 27, 1883 A railroad charter for the Wrightsville and Sunhill Railroad, issued on Dec. 22, 1883, is changed to the Wrightsville & Tenille.
December 27, 1890 Georgia leases the Western and Atlantic Railroad to the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railroad
  Western and Atlantic Railroad
December 27, 1894 Atlanta's Kimball Opera House burns. It had served as the state capitol at one time.
December 27, 1901 Savannah Electric Company is incorporated
  City of Savannah, Georgia
December 27, 1904 Fort Oglethorpe, on the Chickamauga battlefield, is dedicated.
December 27, 1991 Filmed in Fayetteville, Juliette, Senoia and Zebulon, Georgia, starring Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson and Mary-Louise Parker, Fried Green Tomatoes is released
  Movies filmed in Georgia
December 27, 2004 Bronx Zoo announces it is closing the animal preserve on St. Catherine's Island
December 27, 2004 Donald Hollowell dies of heart failure, Atlanta, Georgia
  Donald L. Hollowell
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