12 February 1733
On this date in 1733...
James Oglethorpe and his colonists first landed at Yamacraw Bluff to found the British colony of Georgia at the site of present-day Savannah, Georgia.
- 1825 – The Creek tribe ceded the last of their lands in Georgia to the United States government by the Treaty of Indian Springs, and migrated west.
- 1962 – The Macon, Georgia bus boycott began.
- 1963 – Construction began on the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.
- 1971 - James Cash Penney of Hamilton, Missouri died at the age of 95. J.C. Penny closed for one-half day as a memorial to the company's founder.
- 1999 - The U.S. Senate voted not to remove U.S. President Bill Clinton from office after his trial on charges raised in his impeachment.
- 2002 - Kenneth Lay, former Enron CEO, exercised his constitutional rights and refused to testify to the U.S. Congress about the collapse of the Texas energy giant.
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