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February 22, 1732 George Washington born, Pope's Creek Plantation, Westmoreland County, Virginia
  George Washington
February 22, 1736 Oglethorpe crosses the bay from Frederica to Darien and visits the Highlanders in New Inverness. He approves the construction of a fort on the site of Fort King George and the name of the fort (Fort Darien). He allots land to the male heads of households for farming and lays out a city.
  Fort Frederica
  James Oglethorpe
February 22, 1770 Royal Governor James Wright dissolves the Lower House because of its refusal to accept the governor's actions as precedent
  James Wright
February 22, 1772 William Harris Crawford born in Nelson County, Virginia
  William Harris (W. H.) Crawford
February 22, 1777 Archibald Bulloch given the powers of the executive branch of the government; he dies under unusual circumstances the same day
  Archibald Bulloch
February 22, 1785 The General Assembly addresses the headright issues with a new act establishing a set procedure for granting headright land by delegating the authority to grant land to land courts in each county
  Georgia headright grants
February 22, 1785 Last meeting of the Georgia Legislature in Savannah. Augusta would become the next state capital
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  City of Augusta, Georgia
February 22, 1819 Spain agrees to cede Florida to the U. S. Government, finally ending the threat of Spanish invasion of Georgia from Florida.
February 22, 1847 Augusta Factory, a textile mill, was organized
  City of Augusta, Georgia
February 22, 1864 First battle of Dalton
February 27, 1864
  Civil War - 1864
  Whitfield County, Georgia
  William Tecumseh Sherman
February 22, 1893 Lewis Redwine is indicted for embezzling $103,000 from the Gate City Bank.
February 22, 1993 Emmanuel Hammond, convicted for the murder of Julie Love begins his first appeal of his conviction. He will appeal his conviction 4 more times at the state level
  Murder of Julie Love
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