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September 17, 1597 Juanillo, traveling to present-day St. Catherine's Island, kills the Spanish missionary (Santa Catalina de Guale)
September 17, 1774 The Continental Congress endorses the Suffolk Resolves
  Intolerable Acts
September 17, 1775 Liberty Boys seize 250 barrels of gunpowder at Tybee Roads
September 17, 1775 Capt. Bowen, Capt. Barnwell, (SC) Capt. Joyner (SC) and Major Joseph Habersham seize an armed British schooner off Tybee Island under the command of Captain Maitland.
September 17, 1782 Colonel Elijah Clarke meets General Andrew Pickens at Long Creek to begin a westward sweep of Cherokee settlements for Tories. Their combined force totals some 400 men
  Elijah Clarke
  Andrew Pickens
September 17, 1787 Signed by Abraham Baldwin and William Few of Georgia, the drafts for the Constitution are sent to Congress in preparation for ratification by the states.
  Georgia, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution
  Abraham Baldwin
  William Few
September 17, 1793 George Handley dies, Rae's Hall, Georgia
September 17, 1807 Edward Telfair dies, Savannah, Georgia
  Savannah, Georgia births and deaths
September 17, 1838 15 students attend Emory College in Oxford, Georgia.
  Ignatius Few
  Emory University
September 17, 1862 Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)
  Civil War - 1862
  Robert Toombs
  Philip Cook, CSA
September 17, 1881 Court-martial of Henry Flipper begins
  Henry O. Flipper From Slave to Officer
September 17, 1881 Henry Flipper is found not guilty of embezzlement, but guilty of a lesser included charge, "conduct unbecoming."
  Henry O. Flipper From Slave to Officer
September 17, 1947 Jackie Robinson named The Sporting News' Rookie of the Year
  Jackie Robinson
September 17, 1962 High Hopes Baptist Church near Dawson, Georgia is burned to the ground. It is the 4th "Negro Church" to be set ablaze.
September 17, 1978 Anwar Sadat, president of Egypt and Menachem Begin, prime minister of Israel sign the Camp David Peace Accords. This historic moment was brokered by Jimmy Carter.
  Jimmy Carter
September 17, 1982 William Putnam is sentanced to die for the murders of David and Katie Hardin
  A killer pays the price
September 17, 1982 In the wee hours of the morning the Georgia House and Senate resolved the differences between the versions of the first new state constitution in 37 years
September 17, 2008 Hanover Foods purchases Castleberry Brands and announces the closing of the Garden City (Augusta) plant
  Food recall at Castleberry in Augusta
September 17, 2009 Some of the heaviest rain ever reported in Georgia falls northwest of Atlanta as a tropical system dumps rain across the state. Places in Cherokee and Cobb Counties report one-day totals near 9.0 inches with weekly totals between 18.0 and 21.0 inches
September 17, 2010 Bank of Ellijay fails. Its assets are purchased by Community and Southern Bank
  Bank Failures in Georgia
September 17, 2010 First Commerce Community Bank, Douglasville, GA fails. Its assets are purchased by Community and Southern Bank.
  Bank Failures in Georgia
September 17, 2010 The Peoples Bank, Winder, GA fails. Its assets are purchased by Community and Southern Bank
  Bank Failures in Georgia
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