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December 31, 1775 Richard Montgomery dies while storming the city of Quebec, Canada. Daniel Morgan is taken prisoner.
  Daniel Morgan
December 31, 1787 Augusta Convention unanimously adopts the proposed Constitution and creates a committee to draft a letter of ratification. The letter is written and adopted on the same day.
  Augusta Convention
December 31, 1835 Battle of Withlachoochee in the Semiole Indian War
  Duncan L. (Lamont) Clinch
December 31, 1862 Battle of Stone's River (1st day)
  Civil War - 1862
  Patrick Ronayne Cleburne
December 31, 1881 1881 International Cotton Exposition closes.
  1881 International Cotton Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia
December 31, 1895 Cotton Exposition closes after entertaining more than 800,000 people in just over 3 months.
  Piedmont Park
December 31, 1917 Seaboard Air Line Railroad inaugural service on a new rail line between Savannah and Charleston greatly reduces the time it takes to travel between these two cities.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
December 31, 1919 Nevin Opera House burns, Rome, GA
December 31, 1926 Last Atlanta flight of C. A. M 10. There was not enought business to support the Atlanta to Miami route.
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
December 31, 1966 Georgia defeats SMU 24-9 in the Cotton Bowl
  Vince Dooley
  University of Georgia's post-season appearances
December 31, 1971 Georgia defeats North Carolina 7-3 in the Gator Bowl
  Vince Dooley
  University of Georgia's post-season appearances
December 31, 1973 Jury selection begins in Seminole County for Carl Issacs. The racially mixed jury has six women.
  Alday family murders
December 31, 1978 Georgia loses to Stanford 25-22 in the Bluebonnet Bowl
  Vince Dooley
  University of Georgia's post-season appearances
December 31, 1995 Green Bay Packers defeat the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Wild Card playoff game, 37-20
  Atlanta Falcons
December 31, 1996 After a service in Atlanta, JonBenet Ramsey's body is laid to rest in Marietta, Georgia.
  Marietta, GA
December 31, 1998 Georgia (8-3) defeats Virginia in the Peach Bowl (Atlanta)
  University of Georgia's post-season appearances
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