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May 1, 1562 Jean Ribault lands in the vicinity of a "great river," perhaps the St. John's.
  Jean Ribault
May 1, 1773 William Bartram heads to Augusta, Georgia, to participate in meetings with the Creek Indians
  William Bartram
  Creek Indians
May 1, 1776 Archibald Bulloch elected first executive of Georgia, President of the Council of Safety
  Archibald Bulloch
May 1, 1776 200 Creek Indians meet with representatives of the Georgia government in Augusta.
  Creek Indians
  City of Augusta, Georgia
  Creek Indians at Augusta
May 1, 1777 Overshadowed by the McIntosh-Gwinnett feud, Elbert departs from Sunbury heading south to the Georgia-Florida border
  Samuel Elbert
  Second Florida Expedition
  Button Gwinnett
May 1, 1777 General Lachlan McIntosh addresses the General Assembly, denouncing Button Gwinnett by calling him a "scoundrel and lying rascal."
  Button Gwinnett
  Lachlan McIntosh
May 1, 1783 Word reaches Georgia of the Treaty of Ghent, ending the Revolutionary War
May 1, 1819 Dr. William Greene is appointed by Gov. William Rabun to settle continuing disputes over the location of the Florida-Georgia border
  William Rabun
May 1, 1833 The final drawings for the Sixth Land Lottery are made
May 1, 1844 Whig Party nominates Henry Clay to run for President of the United States
  Henry Clay
May 1, 1849 Telegraph connects Macon and Atlanta
  Atlanta, Georgia (through 1900)
  City of Macon, Georgia
May 1, 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville
May 3, 1863
  Civil War - 1863
  Philip Cook, CSA
May 1, 1913 Jim Conley, a black janitor, is arrested when he is discovered rinsing blood off a shirt in the basement of the National Pencil Company
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
May 1, 1928 Atlanta to New York and Atlanta to New Orleans air mail service is launched
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
May 1, 1953 Delta merges with Chicago and Southern to expand routes in Midwest
  Delta Air Lines
May 1, 1971 The Georgian, L&N's St. Louis to Atlanta service, pulls into Union Station for the last time. The building is closed and razed to make way for Underground Atlanta.
May 1, 1982 Kennesaw, Georgia passes a city law that required a head of household to maintain a firearm and ammunition, in response to a law passed by Morton Grove, IL., banning the possession of firearms
May 1, 1998 Black Dog, an action film starring Patrick Swayze and Randy Travis is released. It was partially filmed in Atlanta and Cleveland, Georgia
  Movies filmed in Georgia
May 1, 2002 The Blackjack Bay Blackjack02 fire is spotted in the Okefenokee Swamp. By the time it is brought under control the fire will have destroyed 106,000 acres of the fragile swamp
May 1, 2006 Purchase, NY based Pepsi-Cola receives a letter offering Coca-Cola trade secrets including the highly protected Formula X.
May 1, 2009 Silverton Bank, National Association, Atlanta, Georgia, a commercial bank that provided banking services to other banks, was closed by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) created a bridge bank to assume operations.
  Bank Failures in Georgia
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