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February 13, 1743 Oglethorpe promoted to Brigadier General
  James Oglethorpe
February 13, 1776 Gov. Wright requests provisioning for the troops aboard the British ships at Tybee, promising the troops will not attack if provisioned
  James Wright
February 13, 1786 First board meeting for University of Georgia. Abramham Baldwin selected as president
  University of Georgia, Athens (UGA)
  Abraham Baldwin
February 13, 1796 Gov. Irwin signs a bill rescinding the Yazoo Land Act. It will take 6 years and a landmark Supreme Court ruling for the state to settle claims resulting from this legislation
  Yazoo Land Fraud
February 13, 1796 Georgia legislature establishes a Mayor's Court in Savannah. This would eventually become the County Court.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
February 13, 1797 Georgia legislature makes Bruswick the county seat of Glynn County, although it had authorized building a jail and courthouse there ten years earlier
  Glynn County, Georgia
February 13, 1818 Andrew Jackson arrives at Fort Early in Crisp County. They will use the fort extensively in the Seminole Indian War and in the War against the Creek Indians
  Crisp County, Georgia
  Creek Indians
February 13, 1850 Gordon County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Gordon County, Georgia
February 13, 1854 Chattahoochee County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Chattahoochee County, Georgia
February 13, 1925 Coca-Cola magnate Asa Candler offers the site of the Atlanta Speedway to the city of Atlanta for use as an airport for a second time.
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
  Atlanta Municipal Airport
February 13, 1982 The jury visits the bridge over the Chattahoochee River where Wayne Williams dumped a body.
February 13, 2005 Georgia artists scored a major win at the Grammys, led by Ray Charles who received 8 posthumous awards including Record and Album of the Year for his Genius Loves Company. Atlanta-based Usher, who had won many awards in other shows, picked up three and Kayne West, born in Atlanta but raised in Chicago, who won for Best Rap Album, The College Dropout
  Ray Charles
February 13, 2009 Peanut Corporation of America files for bankruptcy
  Peanut Corporation of America Salmonella Outbreak
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