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January 16, 1734 John Treutlen born, Kurnbach, Germany
  John Treutlen
January 16, 1774 War breaks out with the Creek over the settlement of recently ceded lands
  Creek Indians
January 16, 1865 From his field headquarters in Savannah, General William Tecumseh Sherman issues Special Field Orders, No. 15, giving "negroes now made free by the acts of war" abandoned coastal land from Charleston to the St. Johns River in Florida
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Slavery in Georgia
January 16, 1909 President-elect William H. Taft speaks at Georgia Tech
January 16, 1939 Vivien Leigh signs for her role as "Scalett O'Hara" in Gone With The Wind
  Gone With The Wind
January 16, 1961 Emotions by Brenda Lee peaks at #7
  Brenda Lee
January 16, 1966 St. Mary's Hospital in Athens begins operations
January 16, 1977 First in a series of three "Lover's Lane" shootings in Adams Park (Atlanta) claim the lives of LaBrian Lovett and Veronica Hill.
January 16, 1977 Police are called to the scene of a "traffic accident" in southwest Atlanta. Inside a car they find the bodies of LaBrian Kovett and Veronica Hill, the first victims in the Lovers Lane Murders
  Lover's Lane Murders
January 16, 1987 35-year-old Lita Sullivan opens the front door to her Atlanta townhome to Philip Anthony Harwood, who was carrying a box of pink roses. Harwood opens fire, killing Sullivan. The final decree in her divorce settlement (distribution of assets) from James Sullivan was scheduled for later in the day.
  James Sullivan and the murder of Lita Sullivan
January 16, 1997 Explosion at the Sandy Springs Professional building draws authorities to the site where the Atlanta Northside Family Planning Service offices are located inside. A second bomb detonates shortly thereafter, injuring seven.
  Eric Rudolph and the Atlanta Area bombings
January 16, 2005 Atlanta Falcons defeat the St. Louis Rams, 47 to 17.
  Atlanta Falcons postseason 2005
January 16, 2006 At the Martin Luther King Day celebrations in Atlanta, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin said that New Orleans would again be a "chocolate city."
January 16, 2009 Peanut Corporation of America recalls peanut paste produced after September 26, 2008
  Peanut Corporation of America Salmonella Outbreak
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