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Crawfordsville (Georgia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
....Nov. 25, 1890 Monument to Henry W. Grady unveiled at Atlanta......Oct. 21, 1891 Southern States exposition opens at Augusta......Nov. 2, 1891 Charles F. Crisp elected speaker United States Congress......Dec. 8, 1891 First State convention 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 b
Savannah (Georgia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
t......May 21, 1733 Ten families sent from Savannah to Fort Argyle on Ogeechee River, previously eb. 19, 1736 John Wesley first preaches at Savannah......March 7, 1736 Fort St. Andrews erecte0, 1740 Georgia divided into two counties: Savannah, comprising all territory north of Darien; anneral muster of militia in lower districts at Savannah......June 13, 1751 Trustees hold last meetover $200,000......June 1, 1773 Meeting in Savannah; resolves to concur with sister colonies in eels, arrested all members of royal council in Savannah, and menaced officers of ships at Tybee......782 Orders received by Sir James Wright at Savannah for evacuation of the province......June 14, n......Dec. 13, 1864 Confederates evacuate Savannah......Dec. 20, 1864 Legislature assembles ared and fiftieth anniversary of settlement of Savannah celebrated......Feb. 13, 1883 Governor SteMarch 22, 1897 Roman Catholic cathedral at Savannah burned......Feb. 6, 1898 President and cab[45 more...]
Florida (Florida, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
lantic Ocean, which forms a coast-line of about 128 miles; Florida bounds it on the south, and Alabama and a small part of FlFlorida on the west. It lies between lat. 30° 20′ and 35° N., and long. 80° 40′ and 85° 38′ W. Area, 59,475 square miles, in 16,331; capital, Atlanta. De Soto enters the State from Florida; travels northeast through the pine barrens, erects a croseferring all disputes as to boundaries between Georgia and Florida to the home governments......Oct. 27, 1736 Oglethorpe a detachment of Highlanders from a fruitless incursion into Florida......March 9, 1743 Magazine at Frederica blown up......a party of marauding Tories from settlement on Etowah into Florida......Oct. 17, 1782 General McIntosh, John Houstoun, andl. Daniel Newman and Lotchaway and Alligator Indians in east Florida......Oct. 5, 1812 Attack and destruction of Auttose by President commissioner of boundary between Georgia and Florida......1823 By amendment to the constitution, the ele
Fort Scott (Kansas, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
ric Tudor, of Boston, 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
New Jersey (New Jersey, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
es 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 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 inscription, The Constitution as it is, the Union as it was, contributed to the Washington monument, and substitute one bearing the State arms......Dec. 31, 1851 Formation of the Know-nothing or American party in Georgia......1852 Southern convention meets in Savannah......De
Darien, Ga. (Georgia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
retires from before St. 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 Ninfterwards pronounced illegal and punishable by Governor Wright......Aug. 10, 1774 Resolutions of fealty to Continental Congress drawn up by representatives of Darien in district congress......Jan. 12, 1775 Provincial Congress in Savannah elects Dr. Jones, Archibald Bullock, and John Houstoun, delegates to the Continental Cocouncil of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the Confederate States assembles at Augusta......Nov. 19, 1862 Federals under Colonel Montgomery capture and burn Darien......June 11, 1863 Confederate war-vessel Atlanta leaves Savannah to attack the blockading fleet; meets Federal monitor Weehawken, and in fifteen minutes is di
St. Simon's Island (Georgia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
awk, bringing Oglethorpe, John and Charles Wesley, twenty-five Moravians, and a number of Salzburgers, anchor near Tybee Island......Feb. 5, 1736 Fort on St. Simon's Island at Frederica, as marked out by Oglethorpe, begun......Feb. 19, 1736 John Wesley first preaches at Savannah......March 7, 1736 Fort St. Andrews erectedbout......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 st 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 const
Augusta (Georgia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
orth Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia at Augusta, and conclude treaty and cede additional landon at Sunbury to Prevost......Jan. 9, 1779 Augusta surrendered to British under Campbell......Ja1780 Fort Grierson, one of the defences of Augusta, taken by Clarke, Pickens, and Lee......May 2h British forces stands a protracted siege of Augusta by Americans, capitulates......June 5, 1781 Assembly convenes at Augusta and elects Nathan Brownson governor......Aug. 16, 1781 John Marti......May 31, 1783 Legislature convenes at Augusta......July 8, 1783 Franklin and Washington ication......Sept. 17, 1787 Legislature at Augusta ratifies the federal Constitution, the fourth a century; boats pass through the streets of Augusta......May 28, 1840 Law reducing State tax 2Church of the Confederate States assembles at Augusta......Nov. 19, 1862 Federals under Colonel session at Milledgeville, leave hurriedly for Augusta......Nov. 18, 1864 Fort McAllister capture[14 more...]
Connecticut (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
rivers......Aug. 13, 1790 Two brass cannon, taken at Yorktown, are presented to the Chatham artillery of Savannah, by General Washington, in appreciation of their part in his reception in Savannah; one bears the inscription, Surrendered by the capitulation of York Town, Oct. 19, 1781. Honi soit qui mal y pense—G. R. with the imperial crown......1791 General Washington, on a Presidential tour, arrives at Savannah and is received with enthusiasm......May 13, 1791 Eli Whitney, of Connecticut, while residing in Georgia, invents the cotton-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, but is driven out......Oct. 12, 1794 Seat of government removed from Augusta to Louisville, now county seat of Jefferson county......May 16, 1795 Rescinding act signed by Governor Irwin, who was e
Cherokee Hill (Wyoming, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-georgia
ailed from New York......Nov. 27, 1778 Campbell anchors off Tybee......Dec. 27, 1778 Campbell lands, attacks rear of Americans under General Howe, who retreats across the Savannah, abandoning the city. American loss, nearly 100 killed and wounded, thirty drowned in swamps, seven officers, 416 non-commissioned officers and privates taken prisoners. British loss, two captains and five privates killed, eight privates wounded......Dec. 29, 1778 Colonel Campbell takes possession of Cherokee Hill and Ebenezer......Jan. 1-2, 1779 Major Lane surrenders garrison at Sunbury to Prevost......Jan. 9, 1779 Augusta surrendered to British under Campbell......January, 1779 Americans under Pickens, Dooly, and Clarke repulse British at battle of Kettle Creek, Wilkes county......Feb. 14, 1779 Prevost surprises and defeats Americans under General Ashe at Briar Creek. Loss, American, 340 killed, wounded, and prisoners; British, sixteen killed and wounded......March 3, 1779 Civil
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