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July 15, 1777 Baron Dekalb is commissioned a Major General in the Continental Army
  Baron DeKalb
July 15, 1777 Governor John Adam Treutlen places a $100 reward on William Henry Drayton. Drayton had been advocating the creation of a single state from Georgia and South Carolina
  John Treutlen
July 15, 1784 Because of the huge amount of fraud Georgia's Executive Council suspends the granting of land in Franklin and Washington Counties
  Washington County, Georgia
  Franklin County, Georgia
  Georgia headright grants
July 15, 1806 Zebulon Pike explores western areas of the Louisiana Purchase.
July 1, 1807
  Zebulon Pike
July 15, 1848 Work begins on building a tunnel through Chetoogetta Mountain (Tunnel Hill, GA)
July 15, 1848 John D. Gray Company begins construction of a railroad tunnel through Chetoogeta Mountain, the final link between Atlanta and Chattanooga
  Atlanta, Georgia (through 1900)
July 15, 1860 [circa] Sidney Lanier graduates from Oglethorpe College
  Sidney Lanier
July 15, 1870 Georgia readmitted to Union
July 15, 1905 Trolley service is inaugurated between Atlanta and Marietta. The 12 mile run takes roughly 30 minutes
  Marietta, GA
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
July 15, 1916 A "cyclonic storm" floods Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia. A second coastal storm floods North and South Carolina
July 15, 1920 The battleship Georgia is decommissioned
July 15, 1941 Voting 10-5 the reformed board of regents removes Dean Walter Cocking from his post at the University of Georgia. Martin Pittman, President of the State Teachers College is removed for allowing black and white students to eat together.
July 15, 2009 Georgia unemployment reaches 10.1%, highest rate since records were kept.
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