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Hardwick (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
at Savannah......Jan. 15, 1751 Henry Parker chosen president of colony......April 8, 1751 First general muster of militia in lower districts at Savannah......June 13, 1751 Trustees hold last meeting, surrender charters, and the government passes to the board of trade and plantations......June 23, 1752 Community of Anglican Church people, after preliminary examination of lands in 1752-53 and procuring grant of about 32.000 acres of land between Ogeechee and Altamaha, settle at Midway, Ga.......March, 1754 Patrick Graham elected president of colony......1754 Silver seal made for colony under King's direction......June 21, 1754 Capt. John Reynolds, of the British navy, appointed governor of Georgia in August, arrives at Savannah......Oct. 29, 1754 Reynolds dissolves board and forms a royal council under letters patent from the crown......Oct. 30, 1754 First General Assembly of freeholders of estates of not less than 500 acres, meets at Savannah......Jan. 7,
of Georgia, issue a manifesto to people of the United States, declaring emancipation certain unless prevented by the slave States, and calling upon the latter for union and concert in self-defence......1849 Gen. Narciso Lopez, having fled from Cuba to New York under charges of conspiracy, organizes an expedition against Cuba, lands at Savannah, is arrested, but discharged amid the cheers of the people and allowed to proceed......May 27, 1850 State convention of delegates called by the exeCuba, lands at Savannah, is arrested, but discharged amid the cheers of the people and allowed to proceed......May 27, 1850 State convention of delegates called by the executive at Milledgeville adopts the platform of 1850. Resolved, that the State of Georgia, even to the disruption of every tie that binds her to the Union, will resist any act of Congress abolishing slavery ......Dec. 10, 1850 Extension of slavery into California and New Mexico being advocated by the Southern extremists, the Union party nominate and elect Howell Cobb governor......October, 1851 By joint resolution the governor is requested to withdraw the block of marble bearing the inscri
St. Augustine (Florida, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
9 George Whitefield lays first brick of central building of orphan house Bethesda, 9 miles from Savannah......March 25, 1740 Spanish Fort St. Diego, near St. Augustine, defended by fifty-seven men, taken by Oglethorpe......May 10, 1740 Being joined at St. John's by Carolina troops, Oglethorpe marches upon Fort Moosa, which Spaniards evacuate and retreat to St. Augustine......May 15, 1740 Fort Moosa recaptured by 300 Spaniards under Don Antonio Salgrado after a bloody conflict......June 26, 1740 After an ineffectual siege of three weeks Oglethorpe retires from before St. Augustine and reaches Frederica about......July 20, 1740 Georgia divideSt. Augustine and reaches Frederica about......July 20, 1740 Georgia divided into two counties: Savannah, comprising all territory north of Darien; and Frederica, covering the settlements on St. Simon's Island and the Altamaha; and Col. William Stephens chosen president of Savannah......April 15, 1741 Nine Spanish vessels, attempting to enter Amelia Sound, are repulsed by cannon of Fort William, on Cum
Marietta (Georgia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
rs received at Andersonville prison......Feb. 15, 1864 Battle of Tunnel Hill......Feb. 22-25, 1864 Resolutions passed by legislature recommending the tender of peace to the United States after every victory......March, 1864 Confederates under General Johnston evacuate Resaca and cross the Oostenaula, speedily followed by Federals under General Sherman......May 15, 1864 Sherman attacks Johnston at bluffs of Kenesaw Mountain and is repulsed......June 27, 1864 Johnston evacuates Marietta......July 1, 1864 Johnston succeeded by Hood in defence of Atlanta......July 17, 1864 First battle (Peach-tree Creek) near Atlanta......July 20, 1864 Second battle (Decatur) near Atlanta......July 22, 1864 Third battle near Atlanta......July 28, 1864 Battle of Jonesboro......Aug. 31, 1864 Hood evacuates Atlanta after burning all machinery, supplies, and munitions of war not portable......Sept. 1, 1864 President Jefferson Davis, on a tour of inspection, delivers an addr
Oconee (Georgia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
ndaries......Feb. 15, 1783 Treaty ratified at Augusta; Creeks cede country west of Tugaloo, including headwaters of Oconee River......May 31, 1783 Legislature convenes at Augusta......July 8, 1783 Franklin and Washington counties laid out onray with eight warriors accompanies Willet to Philadelphia and New York, when a treaty is concluded, ceding land south of Oconee and Ocmulgee rivers......Aug. 13, 1790 Two brass cannon, taken at Yorktown, are presented to the Chatham artillery of on-gin......May 27, 1793 General Clarke, claiming that by the treaty of 1790 certain lands on the south side of the Oconee River had been improperly ceded to the Creeks by the United States, takes possession, defying Georgia and United States, buttime for completion of contract is specified......April 24, 1802 Treaty at Washington; Creek Indians cede land between Oconee and Ocmulgee to the United States......Nov. 14, 1805 First session of legislature at Milledgeville, the new capital...
Flint (Georgia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
oston, ships first load of ice to Savannah......1817 First mission of American board of commissioners among the Cherokees commenced at Spring Place, Murray county......1817 William H. Crawford appointed Secretary of the Treasury......Oct. 22, 1817 David B. Mitchell resigns governorship and is succeeded by William Rabun, president of the Senate......Nov. 4, 1817 Three hundred Georgia infantry under Lieutenant-Colonel Arbuckle repulse Fowltown Indians 12 miles from Fort Scott on Flint River......Nov. 23, 1817 Ex-Governor Mitchell, United States agent to the Creek Indians, concludes treaty, ceding lands in northwest Georgia to the United States to be annexed to Georgia......Jan. 22, 1818 First transatlantic steamship Savannah sails from Savannah for Liverpool (passage took twenty-six days)......May 26, 1819 Governor Rabun dying, is succeeded by Matthew Talbot, president of the Senate......Oct. 24, 1819 Macon laid out, and first court held......March 20, 1823 Wi
rmish at Combahee Ferry......Aug. 27, 1782 General Pickens and Colonel Clarke drive a party of marauding Tories from settlement on Etowah into Florida......Oct. 17, 1782 General McIntosh, John Houstoun, and Edward Telfair appointed agents to adjust the northern boundaries......Feb. 15, 1783 Treaty ratified at Augusta; Creeks cede country west of Tugaloo, including headwaters of Oconee River......May 31, 1783 Legislature convenes at Augusta......July 8, 1783 Franklin and Washington counties laid out on land ceded by the Creek Indians......February, 1784 Executive council notified of ratification by Congress of treaty of peace with Great Britain......March 1, 1784 Land court opened at Augusta to issue warrants, citizens' rights, refugee certificates, Continental certificates, minute-men certificates, and marine certificates ......April, 1784 University of Georgia receives charter and 40,000 acres of wild land......1785 Legislature grants Count d'estaing 20,000
St. Paul's church (United Kingdom) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
eorgia settled; northern boundary of Georgia fixed in line west from head of most northern branch of Tugaloo River to the Mississippi River......February, 1788 First bag of cotton exported from Georgia, raised by Alexander Bissel of St. Simon's Island......1788 New constitution, to take effect in following October, formally accepted by governor......May 6, 1789 First General Assembly under new constitution meets......Nov. 3, 1789 General Assembly meets for public worship in St. Paul's church, Augusta, on the first national Thanksgiving under the constitution......Nov. 26, 1789 Colonel Willet gains the confidence of Creek Indians, and Alexander McGillivray, son of a Scotchman by a half-breed Creek, an enemy to the Americans and acknowledged head of the Creeks; McGillivray with eight warriors accompanies Willet to Philadelphia and New York, when a treaty is concluded, ceding land south of Oconee and Ocmulgee rivers......Aug. 13, 1790 Two brass cannon, taken at Yorktown
Oklahoma (Oklahoma, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
a in Cherokee language......1832 Altamaha and Brunswick Railroad, 12 miles long, commenced......1832 Anti-tariff convention meets at Milledgeville......Nov. 12, 1832 Imprisoned missionaries pardoned by Governor Lumpkin......Jan. 14, 1833 John Forsyth appointed Secretary of State......June 27, 1834 William Schley elected governor, recommends a State lunatic asylum at Milledgeville and geological survey......November, 1835 Treaty at New Echota between United States and Cherokee nation fixes May 24, 1838, for Georgia to take possession of territory ceded by Cherokees......Dec. 29, 1835 Battle of Chickasawhachee in Baker county between Creek Indians on their way to join the Seminoles, and Georgia militia......July 3, 1836 Wesleyan Female College, the oldest for women in the United States, chartered......1837 United States branch mint opened at Dahlonega, Lumpkin county......1837 Southern convention, 180 delegates from five States, at Augusta for establishin
Hawaii (Hawaii, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
vention of People's party at Atlanta nominates W. L. Peck for governor and a full State ticket......July 20, 1892 L. Q. C. Lamar, of United States Supreme Court, dies at Macon......Jan. 23, 1893 Statue of Alexander H. Stephens unveiled at Crawfordsville......May 24, 1893 Cyclone on the coast of Georgia and South Carolina, 1,000 lives lost......Aug. 28, 1893 Yellow-fever epidemic at Brunswick......Sept. 17, 1893 Cotton-spinners' Southern Association meets at Augusta......Dec. 13, 1893 The cotton States and international exposition at Atlanta opened......Sept. 18, 1895 Ex-Speaker C. F. Crisp dies at Atlanta......Oct. 23, 1896 Tornado at Arlington, eight killed......March 22, 1897 Roman Catholic cathedral at Savannah burned......Feb. 6, 1898 President and cabinet attend peace jubilee at Atlanta......Dec. 13-19, 1898 Ex-Gov. W. Y. Atkinson dies at Newnan......Aug. 8, 1899 Railroad wreck near McDonough; thirty-five lives lost......June 24, 1900 Hawaii
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