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July 4, 1733 Trustees grant additional land in Thunderbolt.
July 4, 1740 With a large force of Spanish regulars to his rear (they had come from Havana), General Oglethorpe decides to withdraw from St. Augustine.
  James Oglethorpe
July 4, 1775 By unanimous vote the provincial congress selects Archibald Bulloch as president and George Walton as secretary.
  Archibald Bulloch
  George Walton
July 4, 1775 102 delegates attend a provincial congress held at Tondee's Tavern
July 4, 1776 Declaration of Independence is printed on broadsides for distribution to the states and George Washington
  Georgia, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution
  Georgia and the American Revolution
  George Washington
July 4, 1800 Daniel Webster makes his first public speech during an Independence Day celebration at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire
  Daniel Webster
July 4, 1826 Thomas Jefferson dies on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, which he wrote.
  Thomas Jefferson
July 4, 1831 James Monroe died, New York City, New York
July 4, 1852 Presbyterian Church on Marietta St. (on the site of the present-day Federal Reserve) in Atlanta is dedicated.
July 4, 1868 The Georgia Legislature meets in Atlanta for the first time.
  Atlanta, Georgia (through 1900)
July 4, 1889 Dedication of the new State Capitol in Atlanta
July 4, 1908 East Lake Country Club, Atlanta, opens. It is owned by the Atlanta Athletic Club and managed by Robert P. Jones (father of Bobby Jones)
  Bobby Jones
July 4, 1919 Fort Oglethorpe is designated as the headquarters for the Sixth Cavalry
July 4, 1934 Delta begins air mail service from Charleston to Fort Worth, including Atlanta, Augusta and other stops in Georgia.
  Delta Air Lines
July 4, 1934 Delta begins air mail service from Atlanta to Charleston, South Carolina
July 4, 1943 Football player Emerson Boozer born, Augusta, Georgia
July 4, 1944 Rev. Primus King, enters the courthouse in Columbus, Georgia and attempts to vote in the "white only" Democratic primary. King was black.
  The Road to Integration
  Columbus, Georgia
  Primus King
July 4, 1964 Carving resumes on the Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial
  Stone Mountain
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