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February 1, 1733 Oglethorpe and the settlers land on the site of present-day Savannah. They meet John and Mary Musgrove, who trade with nearby Indians Georgia celebrates February 12 as her founding because of the adoption of the Gregorian Calendar in 1752.
  James Oglethorpe
February 1, 1768 Forfeit date for the land granted to Wrightsboro Quakers. They were required to have 10 families to keep the grant. They had 40.
  James Wright
February 1, 1780 Realizing the government of Georgia was in jeopardy, the assembly passes a law to allow for the succession of the governor by an "executive committee"
February 1, 1788 Patent for steamboat issued to Briggs and Longstreet of Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
February 1, 1956 Savannah's WSAV TV signed on the air for the first time. It was an NBC affiliate
  City of Savannah, Georgia
February 1, 1956 The gates on Lake Lanier's dam, between Buford and Cumming, Georga, close, beginning the containment of the most popular Corps of Engineers lake in the Southeast.
  Lake Lanier
February 1, 1960 Four students walk up to the lunch counter at F. W. Woolworth's in Greensboro, North Carolina. After trying to order lunch they are asked to leave. The students begin a "sit-in," passively demanding equal treatment. The students are black; the lunch counter only served whites.
  The Road to Integration
February 1, 1961 Sprite, a lemon-lime competitor of 7-Up, is introduced by Coca-Cola
  Coca-Cola
February 1, 1964 Papa's Got a Brand New Bag, an influential cross-over hit for James Brown is released
  James Brown
February 1, 1967 Chatsworth's WCLP TV begins broadcast on channel 18. It is a member of the Public Broadcasting Service
February 1, 1975 Outast member Antwann Andre Patton ("Big Boi") born, Savannah, Georgia
  Savannah, Georgia births and deaths
  OutKast
February 1, 1982 Testimony indicates that Williams and Hansford had a homosexual affair
  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
February 1, 2008 Barbie Bandit Ashley Nicole Miller pleads guilty to theft by taking and possession of Ecstasy with intent to distribute.
  Barbie Bandits
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