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June 25, 1564 Rene de Laudonniere lands at the mouth of the St. John's River and begins to fortify the position with a palisade. This will become Fort Caroline
June 25, 1778 Edward Langworthy, who was the only delegate to the Continental Congress from Georgia that was present, informs the body that he has no instructions from his state, but he is certain that Georgia will ratify
June 25, 1889 A jury again convicts Tom Woolfolk on murder and sentences him to die
  Tom Woolfolk and the Woolfolk Family murders
June 25, 1926 A board, comprised of an officer in the Army Corps of Engineers and two veterans (one Confederate and one Yankee) to review the creation of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
  Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
June 25, 1941 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt issues Executive Order 8802, making it illegal for defense contractors to discriminate against employees based on race, color(?), or religion. This executive order also established the Fair Employment Practices Committee (FEPC), overseeing the practices of the contractors
  The Road to Integration
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt
June 25, 1941 After spending four months recuperating at Atlanta's Piedmont Hospital Eddie Rickenbacker is released.
June 25, 1958 Margie Dell Pitts and Eleanor Joyce Chapman join the National Guard in Griffin, the first women to do so.
  Spalding County, Georgia
June 25, 1976 Songwriter Johnny Mercer dies in Los Angeles from complications after surgery to remove a brain tumor
  Johnny Mercer
June 25, 1997 Ted Turner is awarded a National Hockey League franchise
  Atlanta Thrashers
June 25, 1999 Atlanta Thrashers' National Hockey League expansion draft.
  Atlanta Thrashers
June 25, 2007 Professional wrestler Chris Benoit, his wife Nancy and 7-year old son Daniel are found dead in their Fayetteville home.
  Fayette County, Georgia
June 25, 2010 First National Bank, Savannah, GA fails. Its assets are purchased by The Savannah Bank.
  Bank Failures in Georgia
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