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February 5, 1736 Symond and London Merchant arrive at Tybee Roads. Among the passengers are Charles and John Wesley
  James Oglethorpe
  The Wesleys in Georgia
February 5, 1777 Glynn County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Glynn County, Georgia
February 5, 1777 Liberty County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Liberty County, Georgia
February 5, 1777 Richmond County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Richmond County, Georgia
February 5, 1777 Wilkes County created
  John Wilkes
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Wilkes County, Georgia
February 5, 1777 Chatham County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Chatham County, Georgia
February 5, 1777 Effingham County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Effingham County, Georgia
February 5, 1777 Burke County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Burke County, Georgia
February 5, 1777 Camden County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Camden County, Georgia
February 5, 1777 State constitution agreed upon unanimously
  State Constitution of 1777
February 5, 1793 The U. S. Supreme Court hears the case of Chisholm v. Georgia
  Chisholm v. Georgia
February 5, 1836 Jefferson Franklin Long is born, Crawford County, Tennessee (Knoxville)
February 5, 1867 Stone Mountain Granite and Railway Company purchases Stone Mountain for $37,000
  Stone Mountain
February 5, 1900 Primus King born, Russell County, Alabama
February 5, 1934 Henry "Hammerin' Hank" Aaron born, Mobile, Alabama
  Hank Aaron
February 5, 1958 An unarmed hydrogen bomb is jettisoned from a B-47 flying over Tybee Roads (the shipping lanes off Tybee Island) into Wassaw Sound after a mid-air accident
  Nuclear warhead near Savannah
February 5, 1959 Carson McCullers introduces Marilyn Monroe to Karen Blixen (Out of Africa).
  Carson McCullers
February 5, 1965 Lester Maddox, as owner of the Pickrick Restaurant, is ordered by Judge Hooper to end discrimination at the restaurant or close. Maddox chooses to close the restaurant rather than serve blacks
  Frank A. Hooper
  Lester Maddox
February 5, 1976 A recruit falls ill at Fort Dix, New Jersey, and dies the following day. Under orders from Gerald Ford, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta launches an inoculation project against "swine flu," the disease responsible for 20 million deaths in 1918-1919.
February 5, 2008 Georgians turn out in record numbers for an election, selecting Barrack Obama and Mike Huckabee as our choice for Democrat and Republican nominees for president.
February 5, 2008 A Washington D. C. court of appeals hands Georgia a major loss in its water wars with Florida and Alabama. The three-judge panel held that Georgia did not have a right to increase its draw of water from Lake Lanier
  Lake Lanier
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