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December 7, 1801 Abraham Baldwin elected President pro tem of the U. S. Senate.
  Abraham Baldwin
December 7, 1807 Carnesville, county seat of Franklin County, is incorporated.
  Franklin County, Georgia
December 7, 1835 In an address to the House of Representatives, Gov. William Schley charges that Creek Indians from Alabama with hostilities against Georgians living in Stewart and Baker Counties.
  William Schley
  Creek Indians
  Stewart County, Georgia
  Baker County, Georgia
December 7, 1853 Hart County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Hart County, Georgia
December 7, 1860 City council allocates first Jewish lots at City Cemetery (now Oakland Cemetery).
  Jewish Section, Oakland Cemetery.
  Oakland Cemetery
December 7, 1864 Mayor James Calhoun reports the Atlanta City treasury holds $1.64
December 7, 1881 Alfred Austell dies.
December 7, 1924 Mayor Walter Sims vetoes the appropriation of $65,000 for Nichols Farm, a proposed airport site on Brown's Mill Road
  Atlanta Municipal Airport
December 7, 1926 Legislation is introduced to create the national memorial military park as recommended by the review board
  Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
December 7, 1941 Surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Atlanta Mayor Roy LeGraw, a Lieutenant Colonel in the Georgia National Guard, informs the city council he intends to resign when assigned to active duty
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
December 7, 1946 119 people lose their lives in the worst hotel disaster in the United States when Atlanta's Winecoff Hotel burned. The hotel had 15 stories, but Atlanta fire-fighting equipment could not handle any building taller than 8 stories
  Atlanta's Winecoff Hotel
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
December 7, 2003 Whitney Houston calls the Alpharetta Police Department to report that her husband, Bobby Brown, had hit her.
  Whitney Houston
  Whitney Houston hit by Bobby Brown
December 7, 2003 Hunters find the body of Ardena Carter on the grounds of Fort Benning, Georgia, about 4 miles west of Cusseta in Chattahoochee County. The cause of death has been ruled a homicide.
  Ardena Carter
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