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May 11, 1750 Three Puritans arrive to survey the land between the Ogeechee and Altamaha for possible colonization.
  Liberty County, Georgia
May 11, 1775 600 pounds of gunpowder removed from the Savannah armory by Radicals led by Noble Wimberly Jones
  City of Savannah, Georgia
May 11, 1803 Land Lottery Act passed by Georgia legislature. Georgia needed to divest new lands ceded by the Creek, and did not want to return to the corrupt headright practice. A lottery to be held in 1805 that gave advantages to veterans was chosen.
  Georgia headright grants
May 11, 1803 Wayne County created
  'Mad' Anthony Wayne
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Wayne County, Georgia
May 11, 1803 Wilkinson County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Wilkinson County, Georgia
May 11, 1803 Baldwin County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Baldwin County, Georgia
  Abraham Baldwin
May 11, 1868 Convict leasing program starts in Georgia
May 11, 1969 The Allman Brothers Band play at Piedmont Park
  Piedmont Park
May 11, 1976 Coke Adds Life (to everything nice) campaign begins
  Coca-Cola
May 11, 2005 Governor Sonny Perdue signs state-wide smoking ban.
  Sonny Perdue
May 11, 2008 11 tornadoes touch down in the state of Georgia.
  Bibb County, Georgia
  Laurens County, Georgia
  Johnson County, Georgia
  Fulton County, Georgia
  Clayton County, Georgia
  Carroll County, Georgia
  Gwinnett County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
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