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June 17, 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill (Breed's Hill)
  Joseph Warren
June 17, 1777 400 Creek warriors, George Galphin, Robert Rae and the Georgia Indian commission meet at Ogeechee Old Town. From here the chiefs journeyed to Augusta and Charleston.
  Creek Indians
June 17, 1861 James Longstreet joins the Confederate Army at the rank of Brigadier General
  James Longstreet
June 17, 1865 James Johnson, a pro-Union Georgian appointed by President Andrew Johnson begins term as governor of Georgia
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
June 17, 1866 Lewis Cass dies
June 17, 1872 An intensity V (Modified Mercalli scale) earthquake strikes Milledgeville, Georgia
  Earthquakes that have struck Georgia
June 17, 1929 Delta Air Services inaugural flight from Dallas, Texas to Jackson, Mississippi, including a stop at Monroe, where the company was headquartered. The 427-mile flight was completed in about 5 hours
  Delta Air Lines
June 17, 1943 Politician Newt Gingrich born, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  Newt Gingrich
June 17, 1963 Central of Georgia Railway becomes a subsidiary of Southern Railway
June 17, 1967 Singer Otis Redding walks on stage at the Monterey Pop Festival and performs with previous act Booker T. and the MG's. He is enthusiastically received by the mostly white audience.
  Otis Redding
June 17, 1994 Eddie Lawrence pleads guilty in the murder of Sara Tokars
  Fred Tokars orders a 'hit' on his wife
June 17, 2002 George Bush visits Atlanta, speaking at St. Paul's AME Church.
June 17, 2004 Guide Chris Griffin bags a legendary pig known as Hogzilla that was killed after it wandered out of swamps along the Alapaha River. The river has long been a haven for swine that escape local pig farms and begin to live off the land. The land where the pig (technically, it was a hog) was shot is in Berrien County near the town of Alapaha, Georgia.
  Hogzilla
  Berrien County, Georgia
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