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December 4, 1766 Pending issuance of required stamps, the port of Savannah closes.
December 4, 1820 The Alabama State Legislature renames Cahaba County, Alabama to Bibb County.
  William Wyatt Bibb
December 4, 1841 The state suspends all work on the Western and Atlantic Railroad north of the Etowah River and dissolves the board managing the railroad.
  Western and Atlantic Railroad
December 4, 1864 Statesboro, Georgia, is the first major town visited by the Right Wing of Sherman's Army in almost two weeks.
  March to the Sea
December 4, 1864 Battle of Waynesborough
  Civil War - 1864
  March to the Sea
  William Tecumseh Sherman
December 4, 1890 The charter of the Chickamauga Memorial Association is finalized and submitted to the Superior Court of Walker County, Georgia. The charter, which lasted for 20 years, allowed anyone to join the group for a lifetime fee of $5.00. The objective of the organization was to acquire land and honor those who fought at Chickamauga, the bloodiest two days of American history. This is the official start of what will become the Chickamauga National Military Park.
  Walker County, Georgia
December 4, 1895 Coca-Cola is now sold in all 46 states of the Union according to company president Asa Chandler
December 4, 1941 10 Georgia colleges including the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, and others are dropped from the accredited list of the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools because of "unprecedented and unjustifiable political interference" by Gov. Eugene Talmadge.
December 4, 1981 MARTA's North-South line opened
  Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
December 4, 2001 OutKast releases "Big Boi and Dre Present OutKast, compiling songs from the Atlanta-based La Face label:"Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik" (1994), "ATLiens" (1996), "Aquemini" (1998) and "Stankonia" (2000).
  OutKast
December 4, 2002 Whitney Houston admits to Diane Sawyer on the ABC news program "Primetime" that she abused marijuana, cocaine and alcohol.
  Whitney Houston
December 4, 2009 Three banks fail. First Security National bank of Norcross, The Buckhead Community Bank, Atlanta and the Tattnall Bank, Reidsvile. The State Bank and Trust purchased the assets of the first two and Heritage Bank of the South purchased the assets of the third bank.
  Bank Failures in Georgia
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