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February 19, 1736 Oglethorpe begins work on the fort that will anchor the town of Frederica
  Fort Frederica
  James Oglethorpe
February 19, 1777 Benjamin Lincoln promoted to Major General
  Benjamin Lincoln
February 19, 1808 David Emanuel dies near his home in Waynesboro, Georgia
February 19, 1818 Johanna Troutman is born, Crawford County, Georgia. She is credited with designing the "Lone Star" flag.
  Crawford County, Georgia
February 19, 1818 General Andrew Jackson arrives at Fort Hawkins (Macon) with 1,000 Tennessee volunteers.
  City of Macon, Georgia
February 19, 1884 The Southeast United States is struck by a series of more than 50 tornadoes, including 37 rated F2 or greater.
  Georgia Tornadoes
  Washington County, Georgia
February 19, 1900 Writer Carson McCullers (Lula Carson Smith) born, Columbus, Georgia
  Carson McCullers
  Columbus, Georgia
February 19, 1928 Fire destroys Charlton County Courthouse
  Charlton County, Georgia
February 19, 1953 Georgia enacts literary censorship, creating a board to review magazines, books and other forms of literary expression for material it considered obscene
February 19, 1975 Groundbreaking of Marta's (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) Rail System. Initial work done on Marta's East Line.
  Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
February 19, 1981 Curtis Walker, 13, strangled
  Atlanta Child Murders
February 19, 1999 President William Clinton pardons Second Lieutenant Henry O. Flipper
  Henry O. Flipper From Slave to Officer
February 19, 2005 Attorneys-General from 38 states demand that Alpharetta-based Choicepoint warn any victims in their states.
  ChoicePoint scandal
February 19, 2010 Lima, a 12-year-old zebra from Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey circus escapes the pen at Phillips Arena and is spotted near Centennial Park, CNN and on the Downtown Connector before being captured near the Grady Curve
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