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February 9, 1733 Colonists complete the first structure in the city of Savannah, Georgia
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Savannah's first building
February 9, 1752 George Handley born, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
February 9, 1782 Lachlan McIntosh, captured Continental general exchanged for a British prisoner
  Georgia and the American Revolution
  Lachlan McIntosh
February 9, 1816 Cherokee delegation arrives at Washington D. C. to meet President Madison and negotiate a land dispute. They are greeted by an Executive Mansion in ruins (it was not called the White House at this time) and a city destroyed by the British.
February 9, 1844 In his first speech to Congress, Alexander Stephens argues that his election had been unconstitutional.
  Alexander Stephens
February 9, 1854 Coffee County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Coffee County, Georgia
February 9, 1861 Jefferson Davis elected provisional president of the Confederate States
  Jefferson Davis
February 9, 1868 Lucien Lamar Knight born, Atlanta, Georgia
February 9, 1883 William Earle Dodge dies, New York City, New York
  William Earle Dodge
February 9, 1909 Dean Rusk born, Cherokee County, Georgia
  Cherokee County, Georgia
  Dean Rusk
February 9, 1926 Atlanta forbids the teaching of evolution in public schools
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
February 9, 1934 U. S. Army, at the order of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, takes over all delivery of air mail in the country pending the rebid of all mail contracts. Previous contracts awarded fraudulently according to then Senator Hugo Black.
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt
February 9, 1955 Peach State Jamboree went on the air in Swainsboro
  Emanuel County, Georgia
February 9, 1963 Country music star Travis Tritt born, Marietta
  Marietta, GA
  Travis Tritt
February 9, 1965 Dr. Martin Luther King meets with President Lyndon B. Johnson
  Martin Luther King
February 9, 1987 Bill Elliott sets a track record at Daytona, qualifying at 210.364 miles per hour
  Bill Elliott
February 9, 1987 Oprah Winfrey broadcasts her show from Cumming, Georgia, in response to the violent behavior unleashed towards civil rights marchers the month before.
February 9, 2003 The NBA All-Star Game is held at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia
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