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May 15, 1540 DeSoto arrives at Xualla, probably the Nachoochee Valley in White County
  White County, Georgia
  Hernando deSoto
May 15, 1777 Button Gwinnett challenges General Lachlan McIntosh to a duel.
  Lachlan McIntosh
  Button Gwinnett
May 15, 1791 Between Savannah and Augusta, President George Washington stops at Mulberry Grove to visit Catharine Greene, the widow of Nathanial Greene
May 15, 1821 The Fourth Georgia Land Lottery is authorized. It is held the same year
  Georgia Land Lotteries
May 15, 1821 Houstoun County created
  John Houstoun, Patriot
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Houston County, Georgia
May 15, 1821 Monroe County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Monroe County, Georgia
May 15, 1821 Henry County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Henry County, Georgia
May 15, 1821 Dooly County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Dooly County, Georgia
May 15, 1821 Fayette County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Fayette County, Georgia
May 15, 1860 Ellen Louise Axson, who becomes First Lady when husband Woodrow Wilson becomes President, is born, Rome, Georgia
  Savannah, Georgia births and deaths
  Woodrow Wilson
May 15, 1865 Department of the South declares Brown's call for a meeting of the legislature on May 22 null and void.
May 15, 1925 Carl Sanders is born, Augusta, Georgia
  Carl Sanders
May 15, 1930 Painter Jasper Johns, Jr., a leader in the Pop Art movement, is born in Augusta, Georgia
  City of Augusta, Georgia
May 15, 1950 State of Georgia presents a medal to the son of William Fuller in recognition of his father's efforts during the Great Locomotive Chase. The ceremony takes place at the Cyclorama in Atlanta.
May 15, 1964 After passing a bad check in a Rome, Georgia store, Sammie Earl Ammons is chased by local authorities into Cherokee County, Alabama, where he is arrested. He had been one of the FBI's Top Ten Most Wanted
  Rome, Georgia
May 15, 1973 The body of Mary Alday is discovered.
  Alday family murders
May 15, 2003 The Matrix Reloaded world premiere is at the Cannes Film Festival
  Laurence Fishborne
May 15, 2007 Yolanda "Yoki" King, daughter of Martin Luther King dies in Santa Monica, California from heart problems
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