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City of Macon, Georgia
July 12, 1806 Letter to Secretary of War Henry Dearborn indicating the move from Fort Wilkinson (Milledgeville) to Fort Hawkins (Macon) was underway
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  Macon, Georgia
February 19, 1818 General Andrew Jackson arrives at Fort Hawkins (Macon) with 1,000 Tennessee volunteers.
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November 18, 1835 Joanna Troutman presents the first Lone Star flag to Col. William Ward, commander of the Georgia Battalion. The Macon, Georgia-area troops were headed west to join in the fight for Texas independence.
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December 23, 1836 Wesleyan College in Macon is chartered
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July 16, 1840 First woman to graduate college in the United States, Catherine E. Brewer, Wesleyan College, Macon
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February 3, 1842 Sidney Clopton Lanier born, Macon, Georgia
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  Sidney Lanier
May 1, 1849 Telegraph connects Macon and Atlanta
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November 27, 1849 Duncan Lamont Clinch dies, Macon, Georgia
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  Duncan L. (Lamont) Clinch
August 21, 1850 Upset with the outcome of the Nashville Convention and the passage of the Compromise of 1850, Southern nationals meet in Macon to form the short-lived Southern Rights party
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June 7, 1853 On his way to Columbus, GA, Alexander Stephens railroad car derails about a mile outside of Macon, plunging down an embankment, killing 1. Stephens is hurt but is walking within a week.
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  Alexander Stephens
May 7, 1855 Walter Terry (W. T.) Colquitt dies on a trip from Columbus to Macon. He is 56.
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  W. T. Colquitt
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November 8, 1860 Macon passes a "declaration of independence" setting out grievances with the North
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February 18, 1863 Cornerstone laid for the Macon Armory
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October 30, 1863 Jeff Davis stops in Macon, briefly addressing a crowd
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  Jefferson Davis
May 7, 1864 Union officers are transferred from Camp Sumter (Andersonville) to Camp Oglethorpe, on the Macon fairgrounds
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  Camp Sumter, Andersonville, Georgia
November 16, 1864 Sherman leaves Atlanta having reorganized his men into two "wings" of two corps apiece. The Left Wing is commanded by Henry Slocum, the Right Wing by O. O. Howard. Sherman's strategic plan is for the Left Wing to make a feint on Augusta while the Right Wing makes a feint at Macon, forcing the remaining Confederate troops to be split between the two towns.
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  March to the Sea
November 18, 1864 Joseph Wheeler arrives to defend Macon. Along with Howell Cobb, William Hardee and G. P. T. Beauregard, the city had about 10,000 men to defend it.
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  March to the Sea
  Howell Cobb
November 20, 1864 Investigating the lack of a Union attack, Joseph Wheeler heads northeast of Macon into the Right Wing of Sherman's army. The army had bypassed Macon.
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  March to the Sea
December 10, 1864 The Daily Intelligencer returns to Atlanta from Macon
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April 20, 1865 Macon falls into Union hands
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  Union troops enter Macon, Georgia
August 24, 1872 Macon and Western merges with the Central Railroad and Banking Company to form Central of Georgia Railroad
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November 1, 1875 Earthquake on the South Carolina/Georgia state line felt in Atlanta and Macon
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August 16, 1876 At a convention held in Macon, Republicans nominate wealthy Atlanta businessman Jonathan Norcross to run for governor against Alfred Colquitt.
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October 1, 1886 Deadline for bids to a commission studying the creation of Georgia Tech. Those who met the deadline were: Athens and UGA; Atlanta; Macon; Milledgeville; and Penfield, Georgia (site of original Mercer College)
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February 4, 1901 Jefferson Franklin Long dies, Macon, Georgia
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April 5, 1901 Actor Melvyn Douglas born, Macon, Georgia
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June 7, 1922 Macon's WMAZ broadcasts the graduation of Mercer University. Although the station had operated since the Fall of 1921, it was considered experimental
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May 30, 1924 C. E. Woolman to become vice president of Huff Daland Dusters, Macon, Georgia.
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  Delta Air Lines
December 5, 1932 Richard Wayne ("Little Richard") Penniman is born in Macon, Georgia
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  Little Richard
May 3, 1933 Singer James Brown, "The Godfather of Soul" is born in either Macon, Georgia or Barnwell, SC
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  James Brown
June 14, 1934 Ocmulgee National Monument becomes part of the National Park System
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September 9, 1938 Ron Fairly born, Macon, Georgia
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  Ron Fairly
September 27, 1953 Macon's WMAZ-TV goes on the air
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November 1, 1955 James Brown and the Famous Flames record Please, Please, Please at WIBB in Macon
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  James Brown
October 29, 1971 Duane Allman dies in Macon
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  Duane Allman and the Allman Brothers Band
July 13, 1980 Highest temperature ever recorded in Atlanta (105 degrees) and Macon (108 degrees)
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January 21, 1985 Record breaking cold weather sweeps into Georgia, with the temperature reaching -8 degrees in Atlanta, -6 degrees in Macon and 3 degrees in Savannah
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July 20, 1996 Macon's WMAZ Radio (940 AM) becomes WMWR (940 AM)
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June 10, 1997 Groundbreaking on the new Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in Macon
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April 23, 1998 The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame opens a new facility in Macon, Georgia, making it the largest state Hall of Fame in the nation.
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  Macon, Georgia
April 24, 1999 Georgia Sports Hall of Fame opens in Macon, Georgia
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December 14, 1999 C. Jack Ellis becomes Macon's first black mayor
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April 20, 2004 Canada's Gord Fraser won Stage 1 of the six day, seven stage 2004 Dodge Tour de Georgia. Fraser, is known for his sprinting capabilities and fierce competitiveness. Comprised of 82.1 miles, the first stage began and ended in Macon, taking the riders east to Georgia's antebellum capitol, Milledgeville.
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  Tour de Georgia 2004






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