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June 6, 1586 Sir Francis Drake, an English privateer, lays siege to St. Augustine, capital of Spanish Florida. The Spanish garrison decides to flee the city, which Drake sacks, leaving none of the 250+ homes standing. Following the attack, Spain considers abandoning the city of St. Augustine.
June 6, 1742 Nathanael Greene, commander of the Southern Department during the Revolutionary War, born, in Potoworout, Rhode Island
  Nathanael Greene
June 6, 1764 The northern boundary of western Florida is moved to the mouth of the Yazoo River
June 6, 1775 George Galphin is paid for debts covered by treaty of 1773 with the Creek Indians. Galphin, a radical of note, had been refused money owed to him by the state of Georgia. Georgia had sold the land ceded by the Creek in 1773 to settlers for 1.25 dollars per acre. From the sum accumulated, the debts of the traders were to be paid, including the debts owed to Galphin. Wright knew Galphin was a radical and as such refused to pay him. Finally, Galphin demanded an audit of his claims and payment, which occurred on this date.
  James Wright
June 6, 1802
  Treaty of Fort Wilkinson
June 6, 1816 Benjamin Hawkins dies, Crawford County, Georgia
  Crawford County, Georgia
  Benjamin Hawkins
June 6, 1850 First land lot purchased in what will become Atlanta's Oakland Cemetery
  Oakland Cemetery
June 6, 1944 D-Day, Normandy, France. More than 15,000 sorties are flown over France and Germany, led by the Eighth Air Force.
  Eighth Air Force
June 6, 1960 I'm Sorry by Brenda Lee peaks at #1 on Billboard's Top 40 chart. The flip side, "All You Gotta Do," written by fellow Atlantan Jerry Reed, would later make it to #9 on the Billboard Pop Chart.
  Brenda Lee
June 6, 1961 Art Gillham dies of a heart attack, Atlanta, Georgia
  Art Gillham
June 6, 2004 President George W. Bush arrives in Georgia in preparation for the G8 summit
June 6, 2014 Forsyth County deputy Daniel Rush was shot while trying to stop Dennis Marx from entering the courthouse armed with guns and bombs.
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