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February 8, 1757 Georgia Assembly passes a bill allowing justices of the peace take into custody any Arcadians who are unwilling to work.
February 8, 1758 Samuel Bowen signs on as a seaman on the Pitt, a freighter bound for Canton, China
February 8, 1761 Henry Mitchell born, Sussex County, Virginia
February 8, 1772 Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, mother of King George III and the woman for whom the city of Augusta is named, dies.
  City of Augusta, Georgia
February 8, 1782 William Lowndes born, "Horseshoe" plantation, South Carolina
  William Lowndes
February 8, 1796 Bulloch County created
  Archibald Bulloch
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Bulloch County, Georgia
February 8, 1820 William Tecumseh Sherman is born, Lancaster, Ohio
  William Tecumseh Sherman
February 8, 1888 CSA Brigadier General Robert Houstoun Anderson dies, Savannah, Georgia
  Savannah, Georgia births and deaths
  General Robert H. Anderson
February 8, 1917 Kennesaw Mountain, west of Marietta, is authorized by Congress to become a memorial to the men who died in the Civil War battle. It is transferred from the War Department to the National Parks Service
  Marietta, GA
  Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
February 8, 1925 After his arrest at the 125th Street Station in New York City, Marcus Garvey is taken to the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary to serve a sentence for his mail fraud conviction
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
February 8, 1927 Ty Cobb signs with the Philadelphia A's
  Ty Cobb
February 8, 1930 WSB begins to broadcast a radio signal at 5,000 watts
  WSB Atlanta
February 8, 1973 Savannah records 3.6 inches of snow - most in 100 years
  City of Savannah, Georgia
February 8, 1991 Senate votes to put up the question of instituting a Georgia lottery to the voters
  Georgia Lottery
February 8, 1998 A bomb in Birmingham, AL kills an off-duty policeman.
  Eric Rudolph and the Atlanta Area bombings
February 8, 2004 Atlanta's Outkast wins three grammies including top honors with the Album of the Year for "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below"
  OutKast
February 8, 2005 Alpharetta-based ChoicePoint informs 35,000 California residents by mail that their personal information may have been taken in an identity theft scam. California is the only state to require reporting these crimes to consumers (state law SB 1386).
  ChoicePoint scandal
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