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April 27, 1865 Steamship Sultana exploded about ten miles north of Memphis, Tennessee. Many of the dead had survived horrible conditions at Georgia's Andersonville Prison and were returning home.
  Camp Sumter, Andersonville, Georgia
  Civil War - 1865
April 27, 1896 General Lafayette McLaws [CS, Longstreet] addresses the Confederates Veterans Association of Savannah and changes the story he gave in his official report, taking James Longstreet to task for the failure at Gettysburg
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Lafayette McLaws
  James Longstreet
April 27, 1913 The body of Mary Phagan, bloody, broken, possibly sexually assaulted, was found in the basement of the National Pencil Company in Atlanta. Newt Lee, who found the body, is arrested.
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
April 27, 1927 Coretta Scott (King) born, Heiberger, AL
April 27, 1971 Henry Aaron hits his 600th home run
  Hank Aaron
April 27, 1996 The Olympic Flame begins an 84-day, 15,280 mile journey across the United States, ending in Atlanta at the the opening ceremonies
April 27, 2002
  Senator Zell Miller addresses NRA
April 27, 2005 Duluth, Georgia police, assisted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, state police and FBI, along with friends of Jennifer Wilbanks and concerned citizens, begin search a 5.5 square mile area for the missing woman. Among those searching are members of the wedding party.
  Jennifer Wilbanks, The Runaway Bride
April 27, 2011 Tornadoes strike Ringgold and Cedartown, killing 15 in Georgia and 295 throughout the South.
  Catoosa County, Georgia
  Polk County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
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