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January 5, 1762 John Stuart receives the title, "Royal Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Southern District of North America
January 5, 1779 Stephen Decatur is born, Sinnepuxent, Maryland
  Stephen Decatur
January 5, 1779 Zebulon Montgomery Pike is born, Somerset County, New Jersey.
  Zebulon Pike
January 5, 1881 W. J. Gaines (Wesley John) Gaines proposes the establishment of a College for African-American youths in North Georgia.
January 5, 1905 Actor Sterling Holloway born, Cedartown
  Polk County, Georgia
January 5, 1910 The Jenkins County Courthouse, which had been completed less than two years before, burns. A new courthouse, almost identical to the first, is rebuilt over the next two years.
  Jenkins County, Georgia
January 5, 1938 At the White House, Franklin Roosevelt and Carl Vinson discuss disturbing world developments including the Naval armament of Germany and Japan
  Carl Vinson, Father of the Two Ocean Navy
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt
January 5, 1955 Walter George elected President pro tem of the Senate
January 5, 1960 In Coke v. City of Atlanta the District Court of North Georgia, Atlanta, finds that Dobbs House Restaurant, as agent for Atlanta at the airport violated the 14th Amendment rights of H. D. Coke by refusing to serve him in the same area as white patrons. Coke was Black. The judge also dismissed the portion of the suit against Atlanta.
January 5, 1978 Lance sells his National Bank of Georgia stock to Ghaith Phararon, an associate of Pakistani banker Agha Hasan Abedi, who founded BCCI in 1972
  Bert Lance
January 5, 1983 Jim Williams appeal is granted based on changes in the testimony of a Savannah policeman
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
January 5, 2003 Atlanta Falcons beat the Packers at Green Bay, 27-7
  Falcons postseason, 2003
January 5, 2010 No. 9 Georgia Tech loses to No. Iowa 24-14 at the Orange Bowl in Miami
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