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February 2, 1776 Provincial congress elects Archibald Bulloch, John Houstoun, Lyman Hall, Button Gwinnett and George Walton as representatives to the 2nd Continental Congress
  Lyman Hall
  John Houstoun, Patriot
  Button Gwinnett
  Archibald Bulloch
  George Walton
February 2, 1804 George Walton dies, Augusta, Georgia
  George Walton
February 2, 1819 Supreme Court rules in Dartmouth v. Woodward, overturning a lower court opinion supporting the governor of New Hampshire in an attempt to usurp power from the college trustees. This pivitol case established the right of individuals to enter into contracts as a group.
  Daniel Webster
February 2, 1870 Georgia ratifies the 15th Amendment to the Constitution
  Georgia, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution
February 2, 1890 Long distance phone service between Atlanta and Chicago is inaugurated
February 2, 1899
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February 2, 1899 Andrew Carnegie agrees to give Atlanta $100,000 to build and provision a library. The city agrees to find and donate land on which to build the library, and to provide ongoing funding of the institution.
February 2, 1923 Poet/writer James Dickey born, Atlanta (Piedmont Hospital), Georgia
  James Dickey
February 2, 1962 Edward Wayne Edwards, on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list, is arrested in Atlanta
February 2, 1965 Senator Russell rushed to Walter Reed Army Hospital with pulmonary edema
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
February 2, 1971 David Gambrell is appointed to fill Richard B. Russell's seat in the U. S. Senate
February 2, 1982 Jury returns a guilty verdict in the Jim Williams case
  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
February 2, 1988 Georgia ratifies the 27th Amendment, defining pay raises for Congress
  Georgia, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution
February 2, 1990 Douglas Corley is stabbed to death while working at his grocery store in Eastman, Georgia. Exzavious Gibson, 17, is convicted of the crime and sentenced to death.
  Supreme Court ruling takes 2 in Georgia off death row
February 2, 2000 Willie B., the silverback gorilla at ZooAtlanta dies.
  ZooAtlanta
February 2, 2001 Outkast leaves Eminem's European tour so that "Big Boi" Antwann Andre Patton can be present at the birth of his child
  OutKast
February 2, 2002 The NFL owners unanimously approve the sale of the Atlanta Falcons to Arthur Blank. Blank, who had co-founded Home Depot and recently retired from his position as co-chairman of the hardware chain store, had earlier reached a preliminary agreement to buy the Falcons from the heirs of Rankin Smith's estate.
  Atlanta Falcons
February 2, 2003 Danny Heatley wins MVP honors at the National Hockey League All-Star game. His incredible performance included four goals.
  Atlanta Thrashers
February 2, 2004 Jury selection in the Lynn Turner trial begins in Marietta.
  Marietta, GA
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Lynn Turner
February 2, 2007 Former Coca-Cola secretary Joya Williams is convicted of trying to sell Coke secrets to Pepsi
  Coca-Cola
February 2, 2009 President Barack Obama promises a comprehensive review of the FDA.
  Peanut Corporation of America Salmonella Outbreak
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