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January 15, 1751 A Provincial Assembly is called to convene in Savannah. One of the major discussions will be the annexation of Georgia into South Carolina
  City of Savannah, Georgia
January 15, 1796 Jared Irwin begins term as governor
  Governors of Georgia, 1733-1800
January 15, 1815 Captain Massias informs General John Floyd that the British have captured "Point Petre" and St. Marys (Camden County, War of 1812)
  Camden County, Georgia
January 15, 1821 Lafayette McLaws born, Augusta, Georgia
  Lafayette McLaws
January 15, 1849 Democrat John C. Calhoun, who had tried to unite the South across party lines with his Southern Address runs headlong into the Whigs headed by Alexander Stephens and John Clayton. They wanted the proposal tabled, finally resigning when it wasn't.
  Henry Clay
  Alexander Stephens
  John C. Calhoun
January 15, 1869 End of the Ogeechee Revolt. By this time white troops had secured the land between the Ogeechees from the former slaves that were holding it.
January 15, 1893 Fannie Kemble (Butler) died, London, England
  Fannie Kemble (Butler)
January 15, 1902 Savannah Electric Company purchases the Savannah, Thunderbolt and Isle of Hope Railroad.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
January 15, 1918 Governor Hugh Dorsey, responding to an acute fuel shortage, takes control of coal distribution in the state
January 15, 1929 Martin Luther King born at 501 Auburn Avenue, home of Rev. King, Sr.
  Martin Luther King
January 15, 1947 Herman Talmadge, son of Gene Talmadge and a write-in candidate on the 1946 gubernatorial ballot, claimed the governorship of Georgia. Outgoing governor Ellis Arnell refused to acknowledge Talmadge's claim to the governorship.
  Georgia's Three Governors Controversy
January 15, 1993 First Union completes acquisition of Decatur Federal, Decatur, Georgia
  Wachovia and First Union Banks
January 15, 1999 Judy Neelley, convicted of the brutal murders of two Georgia teenagers has her death sentance commuted by the Governor of Alabama
  Judy Neelley - A woman on death row
January 15, 2011 The Atlanta Falcons lose to the Green Bay Packers 48-21 in the NFC divisional playoff game at the Georgia Dome
  Atlanta Falcons
  The Georgia Dome
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