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December 5, 1801 Clarke County created
  Elijah Clarke
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Clarke County, Georgia
December 5, 1801 Tattnall County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Tattnall County, Georgia
December 5, 1811 Madison County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Madison County, Georgia
December 5, 1853 Catoosa County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Catoosa County, Georgia
December 5, 1853 Pickens County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Andrew Pickens
  Pickens County, Georgia
December 5, 1861 Major General William Hardee assumed command of the Central Confederate Army in Kentucky
December 5, 1877 Voters approve the new constitution and affirm the movement of the state capital from Milledgeville to Atlanta
December 5, 1889 Jefferson Davis, only President of the Confederate States of America, dies
  Jefferson Davis
December 5, 1910 Confederate General Alfred Cumming died, Rome, Georgia
  Rome, Georgia
December 5, 1932 Richard Wayne ("Little Richard") Penniman is born in Macon, Georgia
  City of Macon, Georgia
  Little Richard
December 5, 1933 The 21th Amendment to the Constitution, repeal of the 18th Amendment, becomes law. Georgia does not ratify.
  Georgia, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution
December 5, 1945 Five Avenger-class torpedo bombers leave Ft. Lauderdale NAS on a training flight over the Atlantic and disappear five hours later. One credible theory to the disappearance of the planes is that they landed in the Okefenokee Swamp.
  Okefenokee Swamp
December 5, 1955 Martin Luther King is elected president of the Montgomery (AL) Improvement Association, which will lead the boycott of local buses resulting from the arrest of Rosa Parks
  Martin Luther King
December 5, 1966 The U.S. Supreme Court hears the case involving the election of the Governor of Georgia.
  1966 Election for Governor of Georgia
December 5, 1966 U. S. Supreme Court reverses a lower court decision, ruling in Julian Bond's favor. Bond had been denied his seat in the Georgia House because he had encouraged draft dodging.
  Julian Bond
December 5, 1982 Hershal Walker wins the Heisman Trophy
December 5, 2008 The First Georgia Community Bank, Jackson, GA became the third Georgia bank to close this year. The Georgia Department of Banking and Finance named the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as Receiver. United Bank of Zebulon, GA immediately assumed all depository accounts and other bank assets.
  Bank Failures in Georgia
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