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January 6, 1706 Benjamin Franklin born, Boston, MA.
  Benjamin Franklin
January 6, 1778 France enters the Revolution on the American side.
  Georgia and the American Revolution
January 6, 1779 Battle of Sunbury - Fort commander John McIntosh replies "Come and take it" to the British demand for surrender.
January 9, 1779
  Georgia and the American Revolution
January 6, 1785 Samuel Elbert begins term as governor
  Samuel Elbert
  Governors of Georgia, 1733-1800
January 6, 1805 Charles Jenkins born, Beauford District, South Carolina
  Charles Jones Jenkins
January 6, 1857 Sidney Lanier enters Oglethorpe College in Midway, GA
  Sidney Lanier
January 6, 1873 Fire destroys the courthouse in Miller County (Colquitt, GA), including all early records of the county
  City of Colquitt
January 6, 1883 The National Weather Service leaves the Kimball Opera House and moves to the U. S. Customs House (Parietta and Forsyth Streets).
  National Weather Service
  National Weather Service
January 6, 1886 Christ Church Frederica, on St. Simons Island is consectrated.
  Glynn County, Georgia
January 6, 1961 Macon judge William Bootle instructs the University of Georgia to admit Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes to the University, finding that they had been excluded from admission simply because they were black
  Donald L. Hollowell
  University of Georgia, Athens (UGA)
  The Road to Integration
January 6, 1966 The Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), of which Julian Bond was a member, issued an anti-war statement which advocated draft-dodging. Bond's signature appeared on the document.
  Julian Bond
January 6, 1969 Jimmy Carter witnesses a flying saucer
  Jimmy Carter
January 6, 1974 George Dungee goes on trial for the Alday family murders. He will be convicted and sentenced to death.
  Alday family murders
January 6, 1978 Ralph Robert Cozzolino is arrested in Jonesboro, Georgia. He had been one of the FBI's Top Ten Most Wanted
January 6, 1982 District Attorney Lewis Slayton begins opening arguments in the trial of Wayne Williams
  Atlanta Child Murders
January 6, 1982 The National Park Service purchases 350 acres of land from Cousins Properties near the site of Power's Ferry to add to the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
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