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June 2, 1738 Unpaid bills for the colony of Georgia reach 5,000 pounds
June 2, 1862 Union spy James Andrews (The Great Locomotive Chase) escapes an Chattanooga city jail. He is captured the following day.
June 2, 1902 Woodrow Wilson elected president of Princeton University
  Woodrow Wilson
June 2, 1908 First Union Bank begins as Union National Bank in a roll-top desk in the lobby of Buford Hotel in Charlotte [NC]
  Wachovia and First Union Banks
June 2, 1962 I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles reaches Number 1
  Ray Charles
June 2, 1974 Jimmy Carter appears on Meet The Press
  Jimmy Carter
June 2, 1993 Billy Joel, who named his daughter after Ray Charles, presents this music icon with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame
  Ray Charles
June 2, 2003 Emmanuel Hammond, convicted murderer of Julie Love, files his first appeal at the federal level. He will file 6 more appeals at the federal level.
  Murder of Julie Love
June 2, 2005 Jennifer Wilbanks is sentenced to 2 years probation following a no contest plea to felony charges that she made a false statement to police
  Jennifer Wilbanks, The Runaway Bride
June 2, 2005 Wachovia apologized to African-Americans for the Charlotte(NC)-based banks ties to American slavery. Georgia Railroad and Banking Co. of Augusta, a predecessor bank, held at least 182 slaves to build a railroad.
  Wachovia and First Union Banks
  Slavery in Georgia
June 2, 2007 Tropical storm Barry strikes Pinellas County, Florida and moves northeast, bringing rain needed to douse fires in Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp and nearby Waycross
  Fires scorch Okefenokee and Southeast Georgia
  Charlton County, Georgia
  Camden County, Georgia
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