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January 11, 1820 Great Savannah Fire - helped by a high wind, fire destroyed most of the downtown area. When the fire reached Ellis Square it touched off gunpowder, spreading the fire throughout the city.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
February 8, 1820 William Tecumseh Sherman is born, Lancaster, Ohio
  William Tecumseh Sherman
March 22, 1820 Stephen Decatur dies, Washington, D. C. from wounds received during a duel with Commodore James Barron at Bladensburg, Maryland
  Stephen Decatur
April 28, 1820 Adviced that Dr. Greene, a surveyor appointed the previous year might not be very skilled, Governor John Clark appoints Col. James D. Watson to mark a new Georgia-Florida boundary that is "more accurate."
June 29, 1820 George III, who ruled England during the American Revolution, dies. He had relinquished his duties as king of England to his son, King George IV, in 1811 because of extended illness.
July 9, 1820 William Wyatt Bibb dies, near Coosada Station, Alabama
  William Wyatt Bibb
July 14, 1820 Stephen Harriman Long names and makes the first ascent to the top of Pike's Peak (now Colorado)
  Zebulon Pike
  Stephen Harriman Long
December 4, 1820 The Alabama State Legislature renames Cahaba County, Alabama to Bibb County.
  William Wyatt Bibb
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