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February 27, 1736 Christian Priber petitions the South Carolina government for a "warrant of survey" (land)
  Christian Priber
February 27, 1776 The Continental Congress creates the Southern Military Department of Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia.
  Southern Department of the Continental Army
  Georgia and the American Revolution
February 27, 1800 Ellicott's Mound erected to denote the boundary between Georgia and Spanish Florida, where the St. Mary's River is formed by the Okefenokee Swamp
  Okefenokee Swamp
February 27, 1823 Union officer Ferdinand vanDerveer (alternate spelling Van Derveer) born, Middletown, Ohio
February 27, 1941 William Byron, a member of the U. S. House of Representatives from Maryland, dies from injuries sustained on Eastern Air Lines flight 21 crashed near Jonesboro, Georgia
  Fulton County, Georgia
February 27, 1942 Martha Berry dies, Atlanta, Georgia
  Martha Berry
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
February 27, 1962 Martin Luther King is convicted of minor offenses in Albany, Georgia as a result of his attempt to desegregate that city, however other charges remain pending
  Martin Luther King
  Albany, Georgia
February 27, 1971 Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas born, Atlanta
February 27, 1982 Wayne Williams found guilty in Atlanta Child murders
  Atlanta Child Murders
February 27, 1991 Singer James Brown is released from prison after serving less than 3 years of a six year sentence
  James Brown
February 27, 1998 Following a piece on America's Most Wanted, Tony Ray Amati is arrested in Marietta, Georgia. He had been one of the FBI's Top Ten Most Wanted
  Marietta, GA
February 27, 2003 Tony Cole makes charges of academic fraud in the University of Georgia basketball program on ESPN
  University of Georgia, Athens (UGA)
  Vince Dooley
  Coach Jim Harrick suspended
February 27, 2003 Bomb found in post office in Blairsville, GA
February 27, 2005 Jamie Foxx wins an Academy Award for his leading actor performance in Ray!, the self-titled biography of musician Ray Charles Robinson. Nominated for 5 Oscars, the movie scored two wins, for Foxx as Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role and for Best Achievement in Sound. It had been nominated for Best Motion Picture of the Year
  Ray Charles
February 27, 2007 In a daring daylight robbery, two women hold up a Bank of America branch in Smyrna, Georgia. The media dubs them "The Barbie Bandits" and the case garners worldwide attention.
  Barbie Bandits
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