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January 12, 1776 British Man o' War appears at Tybee with a detachment of troops from Boston
January 12, 1798 James Jackson begins term as governor
  James Jackson
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
  Governors of Georgia, 1733-1800
January 12, 1869 Kimball Opera House opens for business in Atlanta, Georgia.
January 12, 1872 James Milton Smith begins term as governor of Georgia
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
January 12, 1877 Alfred Holt Colquitt begins term as governor of Georgia
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
January 12, 1908 [circa] First students begin arriving at the University of West Georgia
January 12, 1912 W. J. Gaines dies
January 12, 1937 Augusta decides to use buses instead of streetcars
  City of Augusta, Georgia
January 12, 1961 Judge Bootle orders UGA to readmit Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes and charges Governor Ernest Vandiver with the responsibility of protecting them
  Donald L. Hollowell
  The Road to Integration
  Ernest Vandiver, Jr.
January 12, 1961 Judge W. A. Bootle strikes down a state law designed to cut off funding if the University of Georgia becomes integrated.
  Donald L. Hollowell
  University of Georgia, Athens (UGA)
  Ernest Vandiver, Jr.
January 12, 1967 Ethel Harpst dies, Montgomery, AL. Her body is buried in Cedartown, Georgia
January 12, 1971 "The time for racial discrimination is over" announces Jimmy Carter, Georgia's new governor, shocking a mostly white Georgia crowd
  Jimmy Carter
January 12, 1989 Zell Miller announces his support for a Georgia lottery. At the time Zell was Lt. Governor and intending to run for governor.
  Zell Miller
  Georgia Lottery
January 12, 1993 Flash floods rip through Southeast Georgia causing 10 million dollars in property damage
January 12, 1998 In a taped phone conversation Monica Lewinsky admits that Vernon Jordan, as well as President William Clinton, encouraged her to lie about her affair with President Clinton while under oath (perjury).
  Vernon Jordan
January 12, 2011 Governor Nathan Deal sets aside $46 million dollars to develop regional water reservoirs in Georgia
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