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September 16, 1769 A group of Georgia merchants (mostly from Savannah) meet at the home of Alexander Creighton and decided to no longer import British goods rather than pay duties on these goods.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
September 16, 1777 Georgia amends the headright provision to also create a land sales office. No land is granted or sold under this act.
  Georgia headright grants
September 16, 1779 General Benjamin Lincoln and Admiral Charles Henri D'Estang lay siege to Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Benjamin Lincoln
  Georgia and the American Revolution
September 16, 1796 Andrew Ellicott leaves leaves Philadelphia to begin the survey of the Florida-Georgia border, as agreed to in the Pinckney Treaty of 1795. Rather than sail south along the coast, Ellicott heads west to the Ohio River which he will take to New Orleans.
September 16, 1857 Jingle Bells, written by James Pierpont of Savannah, is copywrited
  City of Savannah, Georgia
September 16, 1952 The Cason J. Callaway, a merchant marine ship named for the Georgia textile magnate, makes her initial voyage.
  Cason J. Callaway
September 16, 1973 The Atlanta Falcons defeat the New Orleans Saints by a score of 62-7, the biggest win in franchise history.
  Atlanta Falcons
September 16, 2007 Tiger Woods wins the PGA Tournament at East Lake Country Club in Atlanta
  Tiger Woods wins 2007 PGA Tournament
September 16, 2008 Former state representative Ron Sailer sentenced to more than 5 years of supervised released following his conviction on a fraud charge
September 16, 2008 Jack Alderman is punished by death for the murder of his wife
  Jack Alderman
September 16, 2008 With power out in Galveston refineries, gas shortages hit Georgia and other Southeastern U. S. states
  Georgia Gas Shortage
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