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February 20, 1769 John Glynn calls a meeting at the London Tavern to discuss the House of Commons refusal to accept John Wilkes election. He formed the Bill of Rights Society out of this meeting.
  Glynn County, Georgia
February 20, 1792 Postal Act of 1792 helps Georgia by standardizing postal rates throughout the nation, including the free mailing of newspapers between editors
February 20, 1796 Jefferson County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Jefferson County, Georgia
February 20, 1796 Lincoln County created
  Benjamin Lincoln
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Lincoln County, Georgia
February 20, 1806 Lachlan McIntosh dies, Savannah
  Savannah, Georgia births and deaths
  Lachlan McIntosh
February 20, 1854 Calhoun County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Calhoun County, Georgia
  John C. Calhoun
February 20, 1926 Amelia Knoedler Penland is born
  Amanda (Knoedler) Penland
February 20, 1944 Start of "Big Week", six days of missions designed to destroy German aircraft production. The Eighth Air Force (England) and the Ninth Air Force (Italy) participate.
  Eighth Air Force
February 20, 1951 Georgia ratifies the 22th Amendment to the Constitution (Presidential term limits)
  Georgia, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution
February 20, 1970 Georgia ratifies the 19th Amendment, allowing women the right to vote, 50 years after it becomes law
  Georgia, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution
February 20, 2010 Zeta Tau Alpha sorority chapter wins top prize at the Sprite Step Off competition in Atlanta. Among those judging the competition were recording artists TLC's Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas and Monica
  2010 Sprite Step Off
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