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August 14, 1559 Tristane de Luna's expedition lands at present-day Pensacola Bay and establishes the city of Santa Maria de Filipinos
  Tristan de Luna
August 14, 1578 Spanish Ambassador Bernadino de Mendoza mentions the failure of Humphrey Gilbert's expedition in a letter to Gabriel de Zayas
August 14, 1734 Thomas Sumter born, near Charlottesville, Virginia. Both Fort Sumter and Sumter County, Georgia are named in his honor
  Thomas Sumter
  Sumter County, Georgia
August 14, 1851 John Henry "Doc" Holiday was born in Griffin, GA
  Doc Holliday (John Henry Holliday)
August 14, 1864 Second battle of Dalton
August 15, 1864
  Civil War - 1864
  Whitfield County, Georgia
  William Tecumseh Sherman
August 14, 1912 Wheeler County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Wheeler County, Georgia
August 14, 1920 Brantley County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Brantley County, Georgia
August 14, 1920 Long County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Long County, Georgia
August 14, 1980 Atlanta Police form a task force to investigate and analyze the evidence in the string of child murders that has occurred in the city
  Atlanta Child Murders
August 14, 1997 Leo F. Mullin is elected President and CEO of Delta Airlines
  Delta Air Lines
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