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May 10, 1733 Sir Joseph Jekyll appeals to the House of Commons for 10,000 pounds to support the colony of Georgia. He receives the amount requested.
May 10, 1740 Oglethorpe, confident after his successful raid earlier in the year, begins a move on Fort St. Diego.
  James Oglethorpe
May 10, 1768 Following his imprisonment, supporters of John Wilkes appear at King's Bench chanting "No justice, no peace." Troops open fire on the unarmed men, killing 7.
  John Wilkes
May 10, 1773 Tea Act
May 10, 1785 Josiah Tattnall, Jr. purchases his father's plantation (Bonaventure) from John Habersham. Josiah, Sr. lost the plantation when it was seized by colonists under the Treason and Confiscation Act of 1778.
May 10, 1865 Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis is captured in southwest Georgia near Irwinville
  Jefferson Davis
  Civil War - 1865
May 10, 1865 Arriving by train in Atlanta, Governor Brown rides by horse to Dalton under a "strong escort"
May 10, 1883 Henry Dickerson McDaniel begins term as governor of Georgia
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
May 10, 1973 Richard Miller is abducted in McConnellsburg, PA. He is murdered in Allegheny County, MD.
  Alday family murders
May 10, 1974 The Chattooga River is designated a Wild and Scenic River by the federal government
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