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September 8, 1754 Puritans at Midway celebrate the first "Lord's Supper." They also begin work on a larger church to replace the small log meeting house completed earlier in the year.
September 8, 1780 George Michael Troup is born.
  George Michael Troup
September 8, 1834 W. W. Gordon begins term as mayor of Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
September 8, 1873 Panic of 1873 begins with the collapse of Jay Cooke and Co.
September 8, 1912 Mae Crow is sexually assaulted by Ernest Knox in Oscarville, Georgia. Knox returned to the scene, perhaps with friends and the teenage woman was again sexually assaulted.
  Forsyth County, Georgia
September 8, 1925 The Flint River Flood of 1925 begins
September 8, 1938 Sam Nunn is born, Perry, Georgia
September 8, 1952 Ray Charles records four songs for Atlantic Records, who purchased his contract the previous week.
September 8, 1976 The Bobbin Show, a trade show of the American Apparel Manufacturers, becomes the first show in the new Georgia World Congress Center
September 8, 1986 A month after purchasing the MGM library, Ted Turner releases a colorized version of "Yankee Doodle Dandy," starring James Cagney
  Ted Turner
September 8, 1992 The New York Times closes the Gwinnett Daily News after failing to make it a money-making operation.
September 8, 2003 Georgia Lottery Corporation annouces it has accepted Rebecca Paul's resignation.
  Georgia Lottery
September 8, 2006 Coaching legend Erk Russell dies from a stroke or heart attack while driving his truck in Statesboro.
  Erk Russell
September 8, 2008 First reported case of salmonella eventually linked to peanuts
  Peanut Corporation of America Salmonella Outbreak
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