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Georgia (U.S. state)
Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies. The state is named after King George II of Great Britain. Georgia was the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution, on January 2, 1788...
Timeline of Events
1732
6.9.1732
James Oglethorpe is granted a royal charter for the colony of Georgia.
1733
2.12.1733
Englishman James Oglethorpe founds Georgia, the 13th colony of the Thirteen Colonies, and its first city at Savannah (known as Georgia Day).
1788
1.2.1788
Georgia becomes the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution
1814
8.9.1814
Indian Wars: the Creek sign the Treaty of Fort Jackson, giving up huge parts of Alabama and Georgia.
1825
2.12.1825
The Creek cede the last of their lands in Georgia to the United States government, and migrate west.
1861
1.18.1861
1864
5.15.1864
American Civil War: Battle of Resaca, Georgia ends.
9.1.1864
American Civil War: Confederate General John Bell Hood evacuates Atlanta, Georgia after a four-month siege by General Sherman.
11.22.1864
American Civil War: Sherman's March to the Sea: Confederate General John Bell Hood invades Tennessee in an unsuccessful attempt to draw Union General William T. Sherman from Georgia.
1870
7.15.1870
Reconstruction era of the United States: Georgia becomes the last of the former Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union.
1885
10.13.1885
The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is founded in Atlanta, Georgia.
1889
1.15.1889
The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is originally incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia.
1922
11.21.1922
Rebecca Latimer Felton of Georgia takes the oath of office, becoming the first female United States Senator.
1953
2.19.1953
Censorship: Georgia approves the first literature censorship board in the United States.
1957
3.8.1957
The 1957 Georgia Memorial to Congress, which petitions the U.S. Congress to declare the ratification of the 14th & 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution null and void, is adopted by the state of Georgia.
2000
3.20.2000
Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, a former Black Panther once known as H. Rap Brown, is captured after murdering Georgia sheriff's deputy Ricky Kinchen and critically wounding Deputy Aldranon English.