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January 11, 1740 Oglethorpe and his raiding party returns to Fort Frederica. He had entered the St. John's River and burned Fort Picolata. Then his men quickly captured Fort St. Francis de Pupa (variously spelled as St. Francis de Papa and San Francisco de Pupo), just over 20 miles from St. Augustine. He stations the Highland Rangers at Fort St. Francis de Pupa, under the command of Hugh MacKaye, Jr., and leaves an armed sloop.
January 11, 1783 Legislature asks Governor to convene a meeting to demand a cession from the Cherokee
January 11, 1803 Treaty of Fort Wilkinson ratified
  Treaty of Fort Wilkinson
January 11, 1820 Great Savannah Fire - helped by a high wind, fire destroyed most of the downtown area. When the fire reached Ellis Square it touched off gunpowder, spreading the fire throughout the city.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
January 11, 1850 Howell Cobb elected Speaker of the House over Robert C. Winthrop of Massachusetts by a vote of 102 to 99 on the 63rd ballot
January 11, 1861 Alabama secedes from the Union
January 11, 1906 Fire destroys much of Piedmont Park, including part of the Piedmont Driving Club
  Piedmont Park
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
January 11, 1957 Martin Luther King, Ralph Abernathy, Fred Shuttlesworth, Bayrd Rustin and others meet at Ebeneezer Church in Atlanta to form the group that will become the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. King becomes its president and Abernathy becomes treasurer
  Martin Luther King
  Ralph David Abernathy, Jr.
  The Road to Integration
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
January 11, 1961 Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes attend their first classes at UGA. Following a nighttime basketball game, a rowdy group surrounds Hunter's dorm and is broken up by Athens police. Hunter and Holmes are suspended "for their own protection."
  University of Georgia, Athens (UGA)
  Donald L. Hollowell
  The Road to Integration
January 11, 1961 Racists riot in front of Myers Hall, where Charlayne Hunter had been living, prompting University of Georgia officials to suspend Hunter and Hamilton Holmes, another black student, for their "own safety."
  University of Georgia, Athens (UGA)
January 11, 1982 Snow Jam! This large, unpredicted snowfall paralyzed Atlanta and surrounding areas. The storm track took the heaviest amount of snow over Atlanta and hit in the afternoon, stranding thousands of commuters.
January 12, 1982
January 11, 1986 Living In America, the theme from Rocky IV, reaches number 3 on the pop charts, making it singer James Brown's best performance on the charts since 1965
  James Brown
January 11, 2003 The Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl dreams are smashed by the Philadelphia Eagles, 20-6.
  Atlanta Falcons
  Falcons postseason, 2003
January 11, 2007 Ralph the whale shark dies unexpectedly at the Georgia Aquarium
January 11, 2007 14 board members from the Carter Center resign, telling former President Carter We can no longer endorse your strident and uncompromising position. This is not the Carter Center or the Jimmy Carter we came to respect and support.
  Jimmy Carter
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