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July 3, 1769 Governor Wright asks for a leave of absence to return to England to deal with his personal business
  James Wright
July 3, 1775 Heading west to Creek country from Silver Bluff on the Savannah River (near Augusta), William Bartram spends the night at Ocmulgee Old Fields (now Ocmulgee Mounds National Park).
  Creek Indians
  William Bartram
  City of Augusta, Georgia
July 3, 1819 Pleasant J. Philips born
  Brigadier General Pleasant J. Philips
July 3, 1827 Logan E. Bleckley born, Rabun County, Georgia
  Rabun County, Georgia
  Logan E. Bleckley
July 3, 1827 Special council convened at the Cherokee capital of New Echota to frame a written constitution for the Cherokee Nation
July 3, 1850 Diocese of Savannah is established, earliest presence of Catholics in the state (Oglethorpe had banned them).
  City of Savannah, Georgia
July 3, 1908 Joel Chandler Harris dies, Atlanta, Georgia
  Joel Chandler Harris
July 3, 1918 Ernest Vandiver born, Franklin County, Georgia
  Ernest Vandiver, Jr.
July 3, 1925 Stone Mountain coins go on sale at 3,000 banks across the Nation
  Stone Mountain
July 3, 1957 President Eisenhower says he wants to study some of the provisions of the Civil Rights bill.
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
July 3, 1960 Henry Aaron hits his 200th home run
  Hank Aaron
July 3, 1964 A day after the signing of the Civil Rights bill, 5 ministers visit Pickrick Restaurant, a whites-only establishment owned by Lester Maddox. Descriptions of the events that occurred that day varies widely, but Maddox will be charged with assault
  Lester Maddox
July 3, 1965 Billy Joe Royal's Down in the Boondocks enters the Top 40
  Billy Joe Royal
July 3, 1988 MARTA's fare increases to $.85
  Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
July 3, 1994 Alberto comes ashore at Destin, Florida as a tropical storm (not a hurricane, sustained winds were less than 75 mph)
  Tropical Storm Alberto
July 3, 1995 The members of TLC (not the band) file for Chapter 11 backruptcy. The case would be closely watched by members of the music community
  TLC
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