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May 13, 1760 James Wright commissioned Lieutenant Governor of Georgia. Henry Ellis, well liked, wanted to leave
  James Wright
May 13, 1775 Lyman Hall presents credentials to the 2nd Continental Congress in Philadelphia. He participates in discussions but refuses to vote
  Lyman Hall
May 13, 1806 Polly Barclay, who had earlier been convicted of murdering her husband and sentenced to hang, died on the gallows in Washington, Georgia
May 13, 1864 Battle of Resaca
May 13, 1864
  Civil War - 1864
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  General George Thomas
May 13, 1879 The National Bell Telephone Company opens its first exchange on the corner of Wall and Pryor St. in the Kimball Hotel. 25 lines connected 60 houses on "party lines" of 2-3 subscribers each.
May 13, 1905 Samuel Inman's Terminal Hotel opens.
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
May 13, 1912 The 17th Amendment to the Constitution, allowing for direct election of Senators becomes law. Georgia does not ratify.
  Georgia, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution
May 13, 1957 State of Georgia approves $250,000 to improve land purchased by the city of Calhoun and Gordon County and donated to the state. The land was the site of the first capital of the Cherokee Nation, New Echota.
  Gordon County, Georgia
May 13, 1957 The first commercial jet lands at Atlanta Municipal Airport
May 13, 1976 Piedmont Park is added to the National Register of Historic Places
May 13, 1976 W. W. Law retires as president of the Savannah NAACP after 26 years
  City of Savannah, Georgia
May 13, 1988 Willie B. is set free at the Zoo Atlanta
  ZooAtlanta
May 13, 1993 Inquiry into lottery officials choice of GTECH as the lottery vendor for the Georgia Lottery Corp. was appropriate in spite of the fact that GTECH's bid was 33% higher than the low bidder
  Georgia Lottery
May 13, 2005 Department of Defense recommends 5 bases from Georgia be closed
  Georgia Base Closings-2005
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Fulton County, Georgia
  Clarke County, Georgia
  Floyd County, Georgia
May 13, 2011 Governor Nathan Deal signs a bill into law giving police authority to question suspects about their immigration status
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