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Quarterman Dates

   [1]Quarterman Dates:  May 16.
   In 1777: McIntosh duels Gwinnett,
   [2]For months, animosity between Gen. Lachlan McIntosh and former
   Council of Safety president Button Gwinnett had been growing --
   especially when Gwinnett in March had ordered the arrest of McIntosh's
   brother for treason (at the request of the Continental Congress). Both
   the general and Gwinnett had been involved in a failed invasion of
   British Florida, and each blamed the other. When the Georgia
   legislature cleared Gwinnett of responsibility, McIntosh responded by
   calling Gwinnett "a Scoundrell & lying Rascal." The result was a duel
   on May 16 outside of Savannah. At close range, both fired their
   pistols at the same time, each striking the other. McIntosh's bullet
   shattered Gwinnett's thigh, producing a wound that would prove fatal
   days later.
   In 1771: Brit. def. Americans, Alemance, N.C.
   [3]Tomorrow:  May 17.
   In 1756: French and Indian War,
   [4]Britain declared war on France, which in America became known as
   the French and Indian War..


   1. http://www.quarterman.org/q/timeline.html
   2. http://www.cviog.uga.edu/Projects/gainfo/tdgh-may/may16.htm
   3. http://www.quarterman.org/q/timeline.html
   4. http://www.cviog.uga.edu/Projects/gainfo/tdgh-may/may17.htm
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