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July 20, 1732 Trustees meet for first time
  First meeting of Georgia's Trustees
July 20, 1736 Five Chicasaw warriors visit John Wesley in Savannah.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
July 20, 1740 Oglethorpe completes his withdrawal from St. Augustine
  James Oglethorpe
July 20, 1747 Mary Musgrove, with her husband Thomas Bosomworth and about 200 Creek Indian warriors, marches into Savannah and proclaims herself the Queen of the Creek. She demands payment for services rendered to the colony of Georgia.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Creek Indians
July 20, 1796 John Houstoun dies, near Savannah
  Savannah, Georgia births and deaths
  John Houstoun, Patriot
July 20, 1833 John Pendleton King and James McLaws among others, organize a meeting to propose the construction of a railroad from Augusta to Athens
  Clarke County, Georgia
  Richmond County, Georgia
July 20, 1864 Battle of Peachtree Creek
  Civil War - 1864
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  General George Thomas
July 20, 1879 A Morman, Joseph Standing, is murdered on his way to Rome
July 20, 1902 Fire sweeps Colquitt (Miller County)
  City of Colquitt
  Fire Destroys Colquitt, Georgia
July 20, 1929 Rome's Capitoline sculpture is given to the city by Italian leader Benito Mussolini.
July 20, 1954 Lake Sinclair Dam is officially dedicated
July 20, 1959 Donald Eugene McGregor of Brunswick, 15, rescues a family of four from drowning when their sloop began breaking up off Cumberland Island.
  Donald Eugene McGregor
  Glynn County, Georgia
July 20, 1962 Federal District Court Judge Robert J. Elliot tries to halt demonstrations in Albany with a temporary restraining order. 160 people who met at Shiloh Baptist Church for a demonstration are arrested.
July 20, 1976 Hank Aaron hits #755
  Hank Aaron
July 20, 1976 Two members of the American Legion become ill with an unknown disease during a convention in Philadelphia. The CDC in Atlanta will eventually call this illness Legionnaires Disease
July 20, 1976 Hank Aaron hit home run 755.
  Hank Aaron
July 20, 1983 Ultralight crash in Dahlonega
  Ultralight crash in Dahlonega
  Dahlonega, Georgia
July 20, 1986 Hottest temperature ever recorded in Savannah - 105 degrees
  City of Savannah, Georgia
July 20, 1996 Macon's WMAZ Radio (940 AM) becomes WMWR (940 AM)
  City of Macon, Georgia
July 20, 2007 Georgia's Supreme Court hears two appeals, one from the state attorney general, Thurbert Baker, to overturn the Genarlow Wilson plea agreement validated by a Monroe County judge, the second an appeal by a Wilson attorney to release her client on bond.
  Genarlow Wilson
July 20, 2010
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