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September 5, 1755 British government disperses the Arcadians. They set sail south, along the eastern coast of the American colonies.
September 5, 1774 First Continental Congress convenes with representatives from 12 of the 13 colonies. Only Georgia is absent.
September 5, 1831 Trial begins in Gwinnett County before Augustin Smith Clayton for missionaries, including Samuel Worcester, who had violated a Georgia law prohibiting white from working in the Cherokee Nation. This case would go to the Supreme Court as Worcester vs. the State of Georgia
  Gwinnett County, Georgia
  Augustin Smith Clayton
September 5, 1856 Thomas Edward Watson born, McDuffie County, Georgia
  Thomas Edward 'Tom' Watson
September 5, 1864 William Tecumseh Sherman arrives in Atlanta
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  Atlanta, Georgia (through 1900)
September 5, 1898 Burton Smith and friends charter the Atlanta Athletic Club. Its first clubhouse was on Edgewood Avenue.
September 5, 1952 Capitoline Wolf sculpture returned to its base in Rome, Georgia after World War II
September 5, 1955 Waffle House Unit No. 1 (the first Waffle House) opens in Avondale Estates, Georgia.
  DeKalb County, Georgia
September 5, 1979 Hurricane David follows the coast of Georgia northward. The eye passed over the extreme northern coast near Savannah, which recorded 58 mph winds.
September 5, 2004 Hurricane Francis makes landfall at Sewall's Point, Florida, on the state's east coast.
September 5, 2008 Georgia School Superintendent Kathy Cox wins 1.0 million dollars on "Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?," hosted by Georgian Jeff Foxworthy
September 5, 2009 17-year old Melanie Oudin of Marietta defeats seeded Maria Sharapova at the U. S. Open. Oudin will eventually lose in the quarter finals.
  Marietta, GA
September 5, 2011 An unusual Labor Day quarter-mile wide tornado traveling at speeds estimated at 90mph cut a 24-mile swath in Cobb and Cherokee County destroying 400 homes.
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