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July 18, 1670 Madrid Treaty between Spain and England is signed. Article 2 divides all "kingdoms, states, colonies, forts, cities,..." between the two countries based on their current settlers. It essentially places all of the Georgia coast in Spanish hands.
July 18, 1831 Chief Justice Marshall hands down the verdict in Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, ruling that the nation does not have standing to sue because it is not technically a nation
July 18, 1861 First Manassas (Bull Run)
  James Longstreet
July 18, 1915 Leo Frank is assaulted by an inmate of the prison. His throat is slashed.
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
July 18, 1924 Peach County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Peach County, Georgia
July 18, 1927 Ty Cobb gets his 4,000th career hit
  Ty Cobb
July 18, 1927 Post Office advertises for bids for the Atlanta-New Orleans route (C. A. M. 23).
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
July 18, 1951 Ezzard Charles loses the world heavyweight boxing championship to "Jersey" Joe Walcott in a fight in Pittsburgh, Penn.
July 18, 1958 First National Bank and Trust of Asheville and Union National Bank of Charlotte creates First Union Bank
  Wachovia and First Union Banks
July 18, 1970 The Great Wallenda walks across Tallulah Gorge, Tallulah Falls, Georgia.
July 18, 1974 Rosalynn Carter attends the groundbreaking for a new headquarters at the Georgia Botanical Gardens in Athens.
July 18, 1988 In the early morning hours while attending the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, Rob Lowe videotaped a sexual encounter with 16-year-old Jan Parsons and Tara Siebert, who was 22. Lowe passed out and as they were leaving one of the women took the video. Within a week thousands of copies were being passed around.
July 18, 1992 Pop diva Whitney Houston marries R&B artist Bobby Brown in New Jersey
July 18, 2000 Paul Coverdell dies at Emory Hospital, from a cerebral hemorrage
  Paul Coverdell
July 18, 2006 In Georgia's Democratic gubernatorial primary, former Lieutenant Governor Mark Taylor defeated Secretary of State Cathy Cox while controversial Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney was forced into a runoff by virtually unknown former DeKalb County Commissioner Henry "Hank" Johnson Jr. Republican Governor Sonny Perdue was renominated and Scott Cagle defeated Ralph Reed for Lt. Governor.
  Cynthia McKinney
July 18, 2007 Castleberry Foods voluntarily recalls chili and other products from its Augusta plant following an outbreak of botulism tracked back to the plant
  Food recall at Castleberry in Augusta
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