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December 28, 1732 Colonist Peter Gordon appointed first member of Tythings (Georgia Militia)
December 28, 1787 Delayed by "indian problems," the convention to ratify the Constitution is called to order.
  Augusta Convention
December 28, 1832 John Calhoun resigns as Vice President of the United States
  John C. Calhoun
December 28, 1835 Micanope and Jumper, two Seminole chiefs, ambush Major Francis Langhorne Dade and kill him and 109 of his infantry detachment. Dade County is named in his honor.
  Dade County, Georgia
December 28, 1835
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December 28, 1838 Chattooga County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Chattooga County, Georgia
December 28, 1854 Woodrow Wilson born, Staunton, Virginia
December 28, 1856 Thomas Woodrow Wilson is born in Staunton, Virginia
  Woodrow Wilson
December 28, 1909 Henry "Obediah" Barber dies at his home in the Okefenokee Swamp
  Okefenokee Swamp
  Henry Obediah Barber
December 28, 1928 While drilling an access shaft to a cave that had been sealed by a railroad tunnel, a worker discovers a second cave in Lookout Mountain. This cave will become Ruby Falls.
  Lookout Mountain
December 28, 1928 Western and Atlantic Tunnel through Chetoogeta Mountain is officially retired.
  Western and Atlantic Railroad
December 28, 1939 Los Angeles premiere of Gone With The Wind at Carthay Circle Theatre
  Gone With The Wind
December 28, 1952 Fletcher Henderson died of complications from a stroke.
  Fletcher Henderon
December 28, 1961 Edith Bolling Wilson dies, Washington, D. C.
  Woodrow Wilson
December 28, 1973 Georgia defeats Maryland 17-16 in the Peach Bowl
  Vince Dooley
  University of Georgia's post-season appearances
December 28, 1981 Trial begins for Wayne Williams, accused murderer who is charged with committing the Atlanta Child Murders
  Atlanta Child Murders
  Atlanta Child Murders
December 28, 1985 Georgia ties Arizona 13-13 in the Sun Bowl
  Vince Dooley
  University of Georgia's post-season appearances
December 28, 1991 Atlanta Falcons defeat the New Orleans Saints, 27-20 in the National Football Conference Wild Card game
  Atlanta Falcons
December 28, 2001 Georgia loses to Boston College in the Music City Bowl
  University of Georgia's post-season appearances
December 28, 2004 Both sides agree to mediation in the long-running battle between the estate of Rosa Parks and hip-hop recording artists OutKast
  OutKast
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