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February 17, 1777 Battle of Fort McIntosh
February 18, 1777
  Georgia and the American Revolution
February 17, 1783 Georgia passes a new headright law. This law recognizes the grants made under the 1780 headright law
  Georgia headright grants
February 17, 1793 Alexander McGillivray dies
February 17, 1795 President George Washington, speaking about the Yazoo Land Act states "...These acts embrace an object of such magnitude and in their consequences may so deeply affect the peace and welfare of the United States..."
  Yazoo Land Fraud
  George Washington
February 17, 1897 Alice McLellan Birney, a native of Marietta, Georgia, organizes the National Congress of Mothers, which became the Parent Teachers Association
  Marietta, GA
February 17, 1936 Jim Brown born, St. Simons Island
  James Nathaniel 'Jim' Brown
February 17, 1951 I'd Climb the Highest Mountain, a movie based on a book of the same title by famed Georgia writer Cora Harris, starring Susan Hayward, William Lundigan and Rory Calhoun, is released. It was filmed in Georgia, including extensive work in White County (Helen, Cleveland and Nora Mill)
  White County, Georgia
  Movies filmed in Georgia
February 17, 1964 Luke Appling inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown
  Luke Appling
February 17, 1980 Wise Blood, directed and starring John Huston based on a novel by Flannery O'Connor is released
  Flannery O'Connor
February 17, 2000 Doug Daft elected Chairman and CEO of Coca-cola
  Coca-Cola
February 17, 2010 Superintendent Beverly Hall appoints a commission to investigate charges of cheating at 58 Atlanta schools.
  Atlanta School Cheating Scandal
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