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September 2, 1685 From the southern Chattahoochee River Dr. Henry Woodward pens a note to Captain Antonio Matheos, the in pursuit of wily Carolinian, "I am sorry that I came with such a small following that I cannot await your arrival. Be informed that I came to get acquainted with the country, its mountains, the seacoast and Apalache. I trust in God that I shall meet you gentlemen later when I have a larger following.
September 2, 1752 The Gregorian calendar goes into effect in Georgia. Tomorrow becomes September 14, and September 3 - 13, 1752 never existed. New Years was moved from April 1 to January 1.
  Gregorian Calendar
September 2, 1855 Hoke Smith born, Newton, South Carolina
September 2, 1864 Mayor James Calhoun surrenders Atlanta to Colonel John Coburn. Coburn had advanced to the present-day corner of Marietta St. and Northside Parkway to scout the city following a series of loud explosions throughout the night.
  Civil War - 1864
  Atlanta, Georgia (through 1900)
September 2, 1865 Conf. General Alfred Austell establishes Atlanta National Bank
  Wachovia and First Union Banks
September 2, 1886 Cornerstone laid for new capitol building in Atlanta
September 2, 1922 Margaret Mitchell marries Red Upshaw. The marriage will end in a divorce.
  Margaret Mitchell
September 2, 1963 Macon's Ron Fairly graces the cover of Sports Illustrated
  Ron Fairly
September 2, 1993 Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes charges boyfriend Andre Rison with assault, stemming from an incident that occurred at a Buckhead Kroger
  Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes
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