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July 24, 1567 Privateer John Hawkins, who had been granted permission to land and refit his vessels at San Juan de Ulloa, a "craggy tor" in the harbor of Vera Cruz, is attacked by the Spanish fleet. Only two ships escape: Hawkins on his command ship, the Minion and the Judith (which belonged to his cousin, Sir Francis Drake).
July 24, 1774 Meeting at Tondee's Tavern to organize Georgia for the rebellion.
  John Houstoun, Patriot
July 24, 1778 Georgia ratifies the Articles of Confederation
  Georgia, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution
July 24, 1886 "Professor Leon" walks across Tallulah Gorge on a tightrope.
July 24, 1897 James McLaws dies, Savannah
  Savannah, Georgia births and deaths
  Lafayette McLaws
July 24, 1952 On the third ballot, Illinois governor Adlai Stevenson wins the Democratic Presidential nomination.
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
July 24, 1952 The temperature in Louisville, Georgia rises to 112 degrees, a state record
July 24, 1962 The earlier temporary restraining order again Albany Movement Demonstrations is overturned by Judge Elbert P. Tuttle of the U.S. Appeals Court for the Fifth Circuit.
July 24, 1973 John Ehrlichman is questioned by Georgia Senator Herman Talmadge during the Watergate hearings.
July 24, 2000 Zell Miller is appointed by Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes to fill the U. S. Senate seat left vacant by Paul Coverdell until an election can be held.
  Zell Miller
  Paul Coverdell
July 24, 2008 Georgia State University, appearing in U. S. District Court in Atlanta, asserted that its online distribution of course material is permitted under copyright law's fair-use exemption in this closely watched case
  Copyright Lawsuit against Georgia State University
July 24, 2009 Security Bank Corporation of Bibb County, Jones County, North Metro, North Fulton, and Gwinnett County, organized as individual banks, were closed today by the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance. The FDIC entered into a purchase agreement with State Bank and Trust Company, Pinehurst.
  Bank Failures in Georgia
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