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January 28, 1671 William Stevens is born
January 28, 1734 Oglethorpe names Jekyll Island in honor of his friend Sir Joseph Jekyll
  James Oglethorpe
January 28, 1770 George Whitefield delivers a sermon to the Royal Governor, his council and the General Assembly in Savannah, Georgia
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  George Whitefield
January 28, 1782 General Wayne captures provisions intended for British Savannah from an outpost on the Altamaha
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  'Mad' Anthony Wayne
  Georgia and the American Revolution
January 28, 1942 53 days after Pearl Harbor the Eighth Air Force is activated, headquartered at the National Armory on Bull Street in Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Eighth Air Force
January 28, 1958 Georgia Museum of Art in Athens opens following a complete renovation and remodeling.
  University of Georgia, Athens (UGA)
January 28, 1968 The U.S.S. Pueblo under the command of Lloyd Bucher, is approached by 6 North Korean ships and forced into shore. At the time the Pueblo was 24 miles offshore.
  Dean Rusk
January 28, 1977 Turner Communications purchases controlling interest in the Atlanta Hawks
  Ted Turner
January 28, 1995 A supercell hailstorm strikes Thomasville, Georgia, dumping hail that was 4 inches in diameter on the city near the Georgia-Florida border
January 28, 2003 Ted Turner resigns as Vice-Chairman of AOL Time-Warner
  Ted Turner
January 28, 2009 Based on the findings of the FDA inspection, Peanut Corporation of America recalls all products produced at its Blakely, Georgia after January 1, 2007.
  Peanut Corporation of America Salmonella Outbreak
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