June 13, 1775
1775 Three hundred or more Georgia patriots assembled in Savannah and erected a Liberty Tree and a flag in defiance of royal governor James Wright.
June 13, 1786
1786 Winfield Scott was born in Petersburg, Virginia. In 1838, as a U.S. Army general, Scott would later be responsible for rounding up the last 15,000 Cherokee Indians in Georgia for the "Trail of Tears."
June 13, 1913
1913 After a brief hearing Judge L.S. Roan released Jim Conley from custody. He was immediately re-arrested as a material witness to the Mary Phagan murder case and would be kept at Atlanta police headquarters, where detectives and solicitor Hugh Dorsey wanted him -- so they could easily interview him whenever needed.
June 13, 1963
1963 Former University of Georgia student, Commerce,Ga. radio disc jockey, songwriter, and recording artist James Anderson II struck it big when his song "Still" hit the top of the Country-and-Western charts. James Anderson is better known by his stage name, Bill Anderson.
June 13, 1974
1974 The U.S. Postal Service released a commemorative stamp featuring amethyst -- the purple variety of crystallized quartz, Georgia’s state gem.
June 13, 1979
1979 Former Athens-area resident Kenny Rogers made it to the top of the popular record charts with "She Believes in Me."
June 13, 1987
1987 The U.S. Postal Service released a sheet of 50 stamps commemorating American wildlife. Among the animals featured were the tiger swallowtail (Georgia’s state butterfly) and the bobwhite (Georgia’s state game bird).