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July 16, 1766 Georgia receives word that the Stamp Act has been repealed.
  Stamp Act
July 16, 1775 The plan known as the Constitutional Post is adopted by the Second Continental Congress. Benjamin Franklin is appointed the first postmaster general
  Benjamin Franklin
July 16, 1828 William Few died, Fishkill-on-the-Hudson (now Beacon), New York
  William Few
July 16, 1840 First woman to graduate college in the United States, Catherine E. Brewer, Wesleyan College, Macon
  City of Macon, Georgia
July 16, 1866 The Second Freedman's Bureau Act passed over Pres. Andrew Johnson's veto, allowing former slaves to retain ownership of land in Ogeechee District.
July 16, 1905 General Bryan Morel Thomas dies, Dalton, Georgia
July 16, 1926 In a single day more than 100 banks fail in Georgia and Florida. Most are at least partly owned by Atlanta banker Wesley Manley.
July 16, 1963 Carl Vinson, at 48 years, 8 months and 13 days becomes the longest serving member in the House of Representatives
July 16, 1977 Bert Lance testifies before a Senate sub-committee, answering questions about activities of that bank while he was Chairman of the Board. Questions also arose about the involvement of Calhoun National Bank (Calhoun, Georgia). These questions revolved around "sweetheart" loans made to Lance.
  Bert Lance
July 16, 2004 Former governor George Busbee dies from a massive heart attack in Savannah.
  Savannah, Georgia births and deaths
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