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October 22, 1776 Lachlan McIntosh orders William McIntosh to build a fort (Fort McIntosh) on the Satilla River to protect settlers from the Florida Rangers
  Georgia and the American Revolution
  Lachlan McIntosh
October 22, 1782 Cherokee Indians give the Tories to Andrew Pickens and Elijah Clarke. Clarke and Pickens then force the Cherokee to cede much of northeast Georgia to the whites in the Treaty of the Long Swamp
  Andrew Pickens
October 22, 1783 First of the Georgia headright grants is made.
  Georgia headright grants
October 22, 1816 William H. Crawford begins his term as the 7th Treasury Secretary
October 22, 1832 Drawings for the Sixth Land Lottery begin. The only problem is the state of Georgia does not (and never will) have a valid treaty ceding the land
October 22, 1867 Edmund A. Ware is elected the first president of Atlanta University.
October 22, 1887 Piedmont Exposition (Atlanta) is completed.
October 22, 1891 Varn Mill Riot
  Ware County, Georgia
October 22, 1965 Emory University professor Thomas J. J. Altizer is one of 11 theologians to proclaim "God is dead" in a copyrighted article in Time Magazine.
  Emory University
October 22, 1983 Gunman smashes through gate at Augusta National Golf Club, held five people hostage and made threats against President Reagan, who was staying on the grounds during the incident.
  City of Augusta, Georgia
October 22, 1985 The Atlanta Braves announce they signed Bobby Cox as manager and General Manager.
October 22, 1990 Francis Frank Sinkwich dies after an extended battle with cancer, Athens, Georgia
  Frank Sinkwich
October 22, 1997 11-year-old Levi Frady leaves a friends house in Forsyth County. It is the last time anyone sees him alive.
  Levi Frady
October 22, 2010 The Gordon Bank, Gordon, GA fails. Its assets are purchased by Morris Bank.
  Bank Failures in Georgia
October 22, 2010 The First National Bank of Barnesville fails. Its assets are purchased by the United Bank, Zebulon
  Bank Failures in Georgia
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