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July 6, 1565 In a letter known as "Declaracion de lo que vino del la Florida," Pedro Menendez de Aviles indicates that he is not sure whether the fort at St. John's is English, French or both.
  Rene Goulaine De Laudonniere
July 6, 1721 Col. John Barnwell and His Majesty's Independent Company of Foot travel by boat to Barnwell's Bluff..
July 6, 1775 Provincial congress adopts 16 resolutions dealing mostly with restricting trade with England and other English colonies
July 6, 1802 Daniel Morgan dies
  Daniel Morgan
July 6, 1901 Joseph LeConte, founding member of the Sierra Club, dies in Yosemite Valley, California. Two mountains are named in his honor, Mount LeConte on the North Carolina/Tennessee border and Mount LeConte in Yosemite.
July 6, 1920 Democrat National Convention comes to a close in San Francisco having nominated James Cox for president and Franklin Delano Roosevelt for vice-president.
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt
July 6, 1936 David O. Selznick wires Kay Brown, "If you can close 'Gone With The Wind' for 50,000 dollars do so." Kay Brown does so.
  Gone With The Wind
July 6, 1980 Anthony Carter, 9, vanishes while playing near his home. His body is recovered the next day, dead from multiple knife wounds.
  Atlanta Child Murders
July 6, 1994 Release date for Forrest Gump, starring Tom Hanks, Robin Penn Wright and Sally Field. The movie featured locations in Savannah.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Movies filmed in Georgia
July 6, 1994 Tropical Storm Alberto causes the worst flooding in the history of Georgia, inundating a wide area of the state and causing the Flint, Ocmulgee, and Chattahoochee Rivers to reach record high levels
  Tropical Storm Alberto
July 6, 2008 General Electric/Universal, owner of NBC and other media properties announces an agreement with Landmark Communications to purchase Cobb County-based cable property The Weather Channel
  Cobb County, Georgia
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