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January 2, 1737 James Oglethorpe arrives in England
January 2, 1766 Governor Wright, alone but carrying a single-shot muzzle-loaded pistol, turns back the Sons of Liberty at the gate of the Governor's mansion. They had come to the mansion to protest the Stamp Act.
  James Wright
  Stamp Act
January 2, 1779 Archibald Campbell leaves Hessians to guard Savannah and begins a march to Augusta.
  City of Augusta, Georgia
  City of Savannah, Georgia
January 2, 1788 Delegates to the Augusta Convention sign the letter of ratification, making Georgia the fourth state to ratify the Constitution of the United States. It was the first state in the Deep South to do so.
  Augusta Convention
  Georgia, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution
  City of Augusta, Georgia
January 2, 1795 Amended version of the Yazoo Act passed by the Georgia House
  Yazoo Land Fraud
January 2, 1833 Greene County, Missouri is named for Nathanael Greene
  Nathanael Greene
January 2, 1863 Battle of Stone's River (2nd day)
  Civil War - 1863
  Patrick Ronayne Cleburne
January 2, 1904 James Longstreet dies, Gainesville, Georgia
  James Longstreet
January 2, 1906 Savannah's City Hall is dedicated
  City of Savannah, Georgia
January 2, 1916 Joseph Rucker Lamar dies in Washington D. C. from the effects of a stroke that had kept him from his duties as Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court for the past year.
January 2, 1953 Russell nominates Lyndon Baines Johnson for minority leader at the Democratic caucus
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
January 2, 1967 Georgia Tech loses to Florida, 27-12 at the Orange Bowl in Miami
January 2, 1974 Carl Issacs goes on trial for the Alday family murders. He will be convicted and sentenced to death.
  Alday family murders
January 2, 1975 Fox Theater, Atlanta, closes its doors.
  Fox Theater, Atlanta, Georgia
January 2, 1984 Georgia defeated the Texas Longhorns 10 - 9 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas. With Texas leading late in the 4th quarter on three field goals, the Longhorns fumbled and Georgia recovered. Georgia QB John Lastinger tied the game on an option play and Kevin Butler kicked an extra point. Texas had been ranked #2
  Vince Dooley
  University of Georgia's post-season appearances
January 2, 2006 No 8 Georgia Bulldogs lose the Sugar Bowl to No. 11 West Virginia, 38-35
January 2, 2006 Strong thunderstorms swept the state, bringing F1 to F3 tornadoes across the south and middle portions of the state and into Atlanta. No one died in the storms
January 2, 2007 Gaspar, a beluga whale, is euthanized at the Georgia Aquarium. He was suffering from a bone disease contracted before coming to the aquarium
  Georgia Aquarium
January 2, 2011 The remains of Kristi Cornwell are found near the site of her kidnapping in August, 2009
  Union County, Georgia
  Kristi Cornwell
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