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January 4, 1780 Richard Howley begins term as Governor
  Governors of Georgia, 1733-1800
January 4, 1781 General Danial Morgan publishes an address to refugees of Georgia, appealing to them to join him in a return to Georgia. Morgan, at that time, was encamped on the Pacolet River
  Daniel Morgan
January 4, 1830 With a force of some 30 Cherokee and the permission of federal government, Major Ridge evicts whites who have illegally settled Cherokee land along the Georgia-Alabama border about 30 miles southwest of present-day Rome, Georgia. The act infuriates Georgia politicians
  Rome, Georgia
January 4, 1887 Piedmont Driving Club (horses, not cars) in Atlanta is formed by 100 white men (a requirement to join the club)
  Piedmont Park
January 4, 1906 The 17-story Candler Building in Atlanta is dedicated
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
January 4, 1978 BCCI repays a $3.4 million loan for Bert Lance
  Bert Lance
January 4, 1981 Atlanta Falcons lose to the Dallas Cowboys at the NFC division playoffs, 30-27
  Atlanta Falcons
January 4, 1982 Jury selection completed in the trial of Wayne Williams
  Atlanta Child Murders
January 4, 1995 Newt Gingrich becomes the first Republican Speaker of the House in 40 years, and the first Georgian to hold the position in 102 years (Charles Crisp)
  Newt Gingrich
January 4, 2008 Gary Hilton dumps the body of Meridith Emerson less than a mile from the spot where Levi Frady's body had been dumped in 1997.
  Levi Frady
  Meredith Emerson
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