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October 30, 1629 Charter granted to Sir Robert Heath by King Charles I. The southern border of the charter is somewhere north of St. Augustine, covering most, if not all of present-day Georgia. The grant will become Carolina
October 30, 1629 Carolina Charter of 1629 is signed. This gave all land from the 31st parallel to the 36th parallel to the colony of Carolina. The grant included most of Georgia.
October 30, 1683 Georg Augustus is born at Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover, Germany.
October 30, 1739 George Whitefield arrives in Philadelphia, PA
  George Whitefield
October 30, 1768 Leonard Covington born, Aquasco, Md.
  Leonard Covington
October 30, 1860 Stephen Douglas, one of four presidential candidates, speaks in Atlanta against secession
October 30, 1863 Jeff Davis stops in Macon, briefly addressing a crowd
  City of Macon, Georgia
  Jefferson Davis
October 30, 1863 Defensive perimeter around Atlanta, built by Col. Lemuel Grant, is completed
October 30, 1871 Benjamin Conley, president of the Georgia Senate, begins term as governor of Georgia with the departure of Rufus Bullock
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
October 30, 1913 Winecoff Hotel opens, 176 Peachtree Street, Atlanta. At 16 stories, it is the tallest building in the city.
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
  Atlanta's Winecoff Hotel
October 30, 1922 Democratic Governor of Georgia Thomas Hardwick appoints the first woman to the U. S. Senate, Rebecca Latimer Felton. She replaced Tom Watson.
  Thomas Edward 'Tom' Watson
  Rebecca Latimer Felton
October 30, 1948 Juliette Gordon Low honored with a postage stamp
  Juliette Gordon Low and the Girl Scouts
October 30, 1954 T. Graham Brown born, Arabi, Georgia
  Anthony 'T.' Graham Brown
October 30, 1974 Groundbreaking of the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta
October 30, 1983 Lilian Carter dies, Americus, Georgia
  Lillian Carter
October 30, 2006 George Bush campaigns in Statesboro, Georgia for Republican U. S. House candidate Max Burns
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