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This Day in Georgia History

August 07, 1742

Nathanael Greene Born

Nathanael Greene, a hero of the American Revolution, was born in Rhode Island on this day. In recognition of his defense of the southern states, the Georgia General Assembly awarded him a grant of land near Savannah after the war. Unfortunately, he died of heat exhaustion in 1786. His widow, Catherine Greene, subsequently hired a tutor for her children. That tutor was Eli Whitney, who in 1793 invented the cotton gin.