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February 25, 1784 Georgia grants 40,000 acres to form a state college. The men on the board include John Houstoun, James Habersham, William Few, Joseph Clay, William Houstoun, Nathan Brownson and Abraham Baldwin
  John Houstoun, Patriot
  Abraham Baldwin
  William Few
February 25, 1784 Washington County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Washington County, Georgia
  George Washington
February 25, 1784 Franklin County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Franklin County, Georgia
  Benjamin Franklin
February 25, 1856 Berrien County created
  John MacPherson Berrien (John Berrien)
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Berrien County, Georgia
February 25, 1856 Colquitt County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Colquitt County, Georgia
February 25, 1875 City of Douglasville (Douglas County) founded
  Douglas County, Georgia
February 25, 1875 Oconee County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Oconee County, Georgia
February 25, 1925 Committee overseeing the construction of Stone Mountain votes to cancel Gutzon Borglum's contract, following Borglum's outburst in the local papers over problems with the project.
  Stone Mountain
  John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum
February 25, 1925 Art Gillham sings into a microphone, producing the first "electronic recording" that was commercially produced
  Art Gillham
February 25, 1937 Live oak becomes the state tree
February 25, 1948 Martin Luther King becomes associate minister at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Auburn Av. at the age of 19.
  Martin Luther King
February 25, 1961 The Chattahoochee River rises to 28 feet at West Point, one foot below the historic record set in 1929
February 25, 1992 Ooooooohhh...On the TLC Tip, by Atlanta based TLC is released. Three songs became hits, "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg," "What About Your Friends," and "Baby, Baby, Baby."
  TLC
February 25, 2005 Diary of a Mad Black Woman opens. Written by Atlantan Tyler Perry, who also had multiple roles in the comedy-drama, the film surprised the industry by rocketing to Number 1 in box office reciepts its first week of release.
February 25, 2010 According to DeKalb County Police, a 2009 Toyota Corolla slammed into the front of a neighbor's home across the street near Stone Mountain when her accelerator got stuck. The VIN indicated that her car was one of those recalled by Toyota for such problems.
  DeKalb County, Georgia
February 25, 2010 Coca-Cola and McDonalds, facing criticism for the judges selection at the percussive dance "Sprite Step Off" in Atlanta, announced they would award a co-prize to the second place team from a chapter from Alpha Kappa Alpha along with the original winner, a chapter from Zeta Tau Alpha.
  2010 Sprite Step Off
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