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February 6, 1560 [circa] Tristan de Luna reaches the Alabama River while searching for food.
  Tristan de Luna
February 6, 1736 The Wesleys disembark on The Peeper (now Cockspur Island)
  Charles Wesley
  The Wesleys in Georgia
February 6, 1832 John Brown Gordon born, Upson County, Georgia
  Upson County, Georgia
  John Brown Gordon
February 6, 1850 Georgia agrees to send delegates to the Nashville Convention
February 6, 1864 Popular Confederate raider John Hunt Morgan receives a hero's welcome when he arrives in Atlanta
  Atlanta, Georgia (through 1900)
February 6, 1876 The Atlanta Herald is put up for sheriff's sale. The Atlanta Constitution purchases the Herald's subscriber lists and a few other assets.
February 6, 1926 Oliver Hardy signs with Roach Studios
  Oliver Hardy
February 6, 1938 Reverend Charles Lee, 71-year old rector of Christ Church on St. Simon Island is murdered by a sniper as he sat at his desk in the historic church.
  Glynn County, Georgia
February 6, 1981 Patrick Baltazar, 12, strangled.
  Atlanta Child Murders
February 6, 2003 James Oglethorpe statue on Augusta Common dedicated
  James Oglethorpe
February 6, 2008 Emu snarls traffic on I-20 near Appling
  Escaped Emu on I-20
  Columbia County, Georgia
February 6, 2009 It is revealed that the Peanut Corporation of America knowingly shipped salmonella-infected products
  Peanut Corporation of America Salmonella Outbreak
February 6, 2009 FirstBank Financial Services of McDonough, Georgia, was closed by the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was named Receiver. Deposits and some assets were transferred to Regions Bank, Birmingham, Alabama
  Bank Failures in Georgia
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