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July 10, 1770 James Habersham receives rhubarb seeds from John Ellis and distributes them to local growers including Samuel Bowen, who successfully grows the first rhubarb crop in America (generally attributed to Benjamin Franklin)
  Benjamin Franklin
July 10, 1771 Governor Wright begins an extended leave of absence
  James Wright
July 10, 1782 British evacuate Savannah after successful campaign by General "Mad" Anthony Wayne
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  'Mad' Anthony Wayne
  Georgia and the American Revolution
July 10, 1864 More than 200 women and female children may have been sexually assaulted near the site of the Roswell Cotton Mill. Although compelling evidence exists to support this theory, it is all circumstantial.
  William Tecumseh Sherman
July 10, 1876 Mary McLeod Bethune is born on a farm near Mayesville, South Carolina
  Mary McLeod Bethune
July 10, 1929 Pitcairn Avaition, which manufactured planes and ran an Atlanta mail route, changes its name to Eastern Air Transport
July 10, 1957 Senator Russell meets with President Eisenhower about the pending Civil Rights legislation
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
July 10, 1962 Rev. Martin Luther King and Rev. Ralph David Abernathy are convicted of charges stemming from his 1961 attempt to desegregate government buildings in Albany, Georgia. He is sentenced to a 45-day jail term.
  Martin Luther King
  Ralph David Abernathy, Jr.
  Albany, Georgia
July 10, 1980 David and Katie Hardin are murdered at a south Georgia rest stop on I-75 near Lenox
  A killer pays the price
July 10, 1985 Classic Coke returns, the pre-"New Coke" Coke, with a new name
  Coca-Cola
July 10, 2002 Dorsey convicted of the murder of Derwin Brown
  Derwin Brown murdered
July 10, 2010 Country singer and American Idol winner Carrie Underwood marries hockey player Mike Fisher at Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro
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