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May 12, 1734 Salzburgers hold a thanksgiving service in their new chapel, first building completed in the town of Ebenezer.
  Salzburgers in Georgia
May 12, 1740 Fort St. Diego surrenders to James Oglethorpe
May 12, 1741 Oglethorpe reports a contingent of 800 Spanish regulars arriving at St. Augustine
  James Oglethorpe
May 12, 1777 Florida Rangers rout Georgians waiting to meet Samuel Elbert on the Florida side of the St. Mary River
  Samuel Elbert
  Second Florida Expedition
May 12, 1780 Benjamin Lincoln surrenders his command, Charleston, SC
  Andrew Pickens
  Benjamin Lincoln
  Thomas Sumter
  Lachlan McIntosh
May 12, 1780 British regain control of Augusta
  City of Augusta, Georgia
  Georgia and the American Revolution
May 12, 1791 George Washington reaches Savannah via ship and is greeted by, among others, Noble W. Jones, Lachlan McIntosh, Joseph Habersham, and John Houstoun
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  John Houstoun, Patriot
  Lachlan McIntosh
  George Washington in Georgia
  George Washington
May 12, 1837 Stephen Harriman Long is hired by the state of Georgia as chief engineer for the Western and Atlantic Railroad.
  Western and Atlantic Railroad
  Stephen Harriman Long
May 12, 1839 Georgia Historical Society founded
  City of Savannah, Georgia
May 12, 1865 General William Tatum Wofford surrenders the last organized group of Confederate soldiers east of the Mississippi at Kingston, Georgia
  William Tatum Wofford
  Civil War - 1865
May 12, 1896 Anna Davenport Raines becomes president of the United Daughters of the Confederacy
May 12, 1903 Wilcox County Courthouse is completed, replacing the original 1858 courthouse. The new courthouse was designed by Frank Pierce Milburn
  Wilcox County, Georgia
May 12, 1949 Berlin Air Lift comes to a successful end
  General Lucius D. Clay
May 12, 2005 Chris Tucker pleads guilty to speeding.
  Chris Tucker
May 12, 2008 Former Representative Bob Barr from Georgia's 7th District announces his candidacy for President on the Libertarian ticket.
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