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April 5, 1763 South Carolina governor Thomas Boone begins to grant Georgia land south of the Altamaha, mostly to speculators but some to wealthy friends.
April 5, 1764 Revenue Act of 1764 (Sugar Act)
April 5, 1776 Archibald Bulloch writes letter to Lyman Hall, Button Gwinnett, and George Walton giving them great latitude in voting at the Second Continental Congress
  Lyman Hall
  Button Gwinnett
  Archibald Bulloch
  George Walton
April 5, 1836 John Quitman leads a militia group to the Texas frontier. He will be offered second in command to Sam Houston, which he declines, and will never see action.
April 5, 1901 Actor Melvyn Douglas born, Macon, Georgia
  City of Macon, Georgia
April 5, 1938 Henry Picard wins the Masters in Augusta
April 5, 1950 The Sandra, a freighter with a cargo of DDT, leaves the port of Savannah en route to Puerto Cabello, Venezuela. She is never seen again
  City of Savannah, Georgia
April 5, 1957 Tornadoes strike Lamar, Schley, Macon, Peach, Warren, Columbia, Colquitt, Ware, and Chatham counties, killing 2 and injuring 6, with more than a million dollars in damage.
  Colquitt County, Georgia
  Columbia County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
  Lamar County, Georgia
  Schley County, Georgia
  Macon County, Georgia
  Peach County, Georgia
  Warren County, Georgia
  Ware County, Georgia
  Chatham County, Georgia
April 5, 1977 In a special election to fill Andrew Young's seat in the U. S. House of Representatives, Wyche Fowler defeats Paul Coverdale.
  Fulton County, Georgia
April 5, 1980 In what Entertainment Weekly called one of the top 100 rock events of all time, the Athens, Georgia based band R.E.M. makes its first appearance
April 5, 1983 Light plane crash at Rocky Face
  Light plane crash at Rocky Face
April 5, 1991 Captain Manley Lanier "Sonny" Carter dies, Brunswick, GA
  Capt. Manley Lanier Carter
April 5, 1991 23 dead in Brunswick crash
  Glynn County, Georgia
  23 dead in Brunswick crash
April 5, 2004 Georgia Tech loses to UConn (University of Connecticut) in the NCAA Finals.
  Georgia Tech / 2004 NCAA Tournement
April 5, 2006 National Democratic leaders including members of the Congressional Black Caucus and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, upset that Cynthia McKinney had diverted press coverage of Tom Delay's resignation, ask John Lewis to talk with McKinney and ask her to apologize
  Cynthia McKinney
April 5, 2007 An opening day promotion at Six Flags over Georgia snarls traffic during rush hour on I-20 west of Atlanta
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