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January 19, 1733 Oglethorpe, along with the settlers, set sail for Beaufort, South Carolina
  James Oglethorpe
January 19, 1735 Alice Riley is hanged for the murder of William Wise. She is the first person to be hanged in the colony of Georgia.
January 19, 1736 Highlanders arrive at New Inverness (Darien)
January 19, 1782 Continental General Anthony Wayne arrives in Georgia, crossing the Savannah River on horseback with orders to rid the state of the British in spite of being outnumbered 2 or 3 to 1.
  'Mad' Anthony Wayne
  Georgia and the American Revolution
January 19, 1807 Robert Milledge Charlton born, Savannah, Georgia
  Savannah, Georgia births and deaths
January 19, 1816 Bank of the State of Georgia is incorporated
January 19, 1824 Senate ratifies 1804 treaty with Cherokee
January 19, 1861 Georgia votes to secede from the Union at a convention held in Milledgeville, Georgia.
  Civil War - 1861
  Robert Toombs
  Milledgeville
  Slavery in Georgia
January 19, 1863 W. T. Wofford promoted to Brigadier General
  William Tatum Wofford
January 19, 1866 The Atlanta city council votes to allocate $10,000.00 to deal with an ongoing smallpox epidemic.
January 19, 1924 Gutzon Borglum unveils the head of Robert E. Lee at Stone Mountain, Georgia
  John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum
  Stone Mountain
January 19, 1938 A bill to legalized liquor in 16 Georgia counties is introduced in the legislature
January 19, 1947 Gov. Ellis Arnell resigns in favor of Lt. Governor M. E. Thompson
  Georgia's Three Governors Controversy
January 19, 1947 Josh Gibson dies, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania from a stroke.
January 19, 1961 In an attempt to deal with federal pressure to integrate schools, Gov. Earnest Vandiver proposes an amendment to the Georgia constitution that ends all laws designed to maintain segregated schools. In order to have it pass the overwhelmingly pro-segregation legislature, he includes a local option to close schools or integrate. This date is often noted as January 18.
  The Road to Integration
  Ernest Vandiver, Jr.
January 19, 1976 Jimmy Carter wins the Iowa caucuses
  Jimmy Carter
January 19, 1982 Controversial fiber evidence introduced by Lewis Slayton in the Wayne Williams Atlanta Child Murders Trial is ruled admissible by Judge Clarence Cooper. Today this type of evidence is normally admitted.
  Clarence Cooper
  Atlanta Child Murders
January 19, 1997 Poet/writer James Dickey died (lung disease), Columbia, South Carolina
  James Dickey
January 19, 2002 Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King and his father, "Daddy" King were co-pastors, reopens after the first phase of a restoration project
  Martin Luther King
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