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May 20, 1498 Italian explorer John Cabot leaves Dursey Head (Ireland) and makes a 2nd trip to explore North America. It is possible that while on the trip Cabot explored the coast of Georgia
  John Cabot's 2nd Voyage
May 20, 1775 George Liele is ordained a Baptist minister. Liele is black.
May 20, 1791 Gov. Telfair honors President George Washington in the state house.
  George Washington
May 20, 1824 Alfred Holt Colquitt born, Walton County, Georgia
  Walton County, Georgia
May 20, 1862 Trial begins for James Andrews on charges of spying
May 20, 1873 Henry Flipper reports to West Point. He will begin classes on June 1.
  Henry O. Flipper From Slave to Officer
May 20, 1914 79 workers walk off the job at the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill, Atlanta, Georgia
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
May 20, 1916 Dedication of the official start of work on the carving at Stone Mountain
  Stone Mountain
  John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum
May 20, 1928 The Venables reclaim Stone Mountain, ending any attempt to complete the sculpture.
  Stone Mountain
May 20, 1936 Katherine "Kay" Brown, a story writer hired by David O. Selznick to look for new material, enthusiastically recommends Gone With The Wind to Selznick as a vehicle for Miriam Hopkins or Margaret Sullavan.
  Gone With The Wind
May 20, 1985 Rescue mission ends in crash, Duluth
  Rescue mission ends in crash, Duluth
May 20, 1989 Unit 2 of the Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant becomes operational in Waynesboro, GA
  Burke County, Georgia
May 20, 1999 Heritage High School in Conyers is the scene of violence as a 15 year old opens fire on students in a common area.
May 20, 2007 The fires in southeast Georgia converge and become known as the Georgia Bay Complex, one of the largest fires ever to occur in the nation
  Fires scorch Okefenokee and Southeast Georgia
May 20, 2008 Jimmy Carter's former chief-of-staff Hamilton Jordan dies in Atlanta
  Hamilton Jordan
May 20, 2009 Aubrey Louis Berry is arrested by police at LAX for the murder of Dolla, an Atlanta rapper
May 20, 2009 Michael Vick leaves federal prison in Leavenworth, Kansas
  Michael Vick
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