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May 23, 1609 Second Charter of Virgina is granted. This sets the southern limit as a line running west to the South Seas (Pacific Ocean) from a point 200 miles south of Point Comfort, where the James River runs into Chesapeake Bay. This includes most of present-day north Georgia
May 23, 1780 Following the fall of Augusta, Georgia's Executive Council requests that Governor Richard Howley leave the state to protect himself.
May 23, 1836 The U. S. Senate ratifies the corrupt Treaty of New Echota.
May 23, 1904 City council okays the purchase of Piedmont Park from the Piedmont Exposition Company. They pay $93,000 for roughly 185 acres.
  Piedmont Park
May 23, 1907 The Atlanta Crackers begin playing at Ponce de Leon park. 8,000 fans welcome them to their new $60,000 stadium
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
May 23, 1913 Leo Frank is indicted in the murder of Mary Phagan
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
May 23, 1960 The crash of a Delta Air Lines Convair CV-880 during a training flight at Hartsfield Airport in Atlanta kills 4 people
  Delta Air Lines
May 23, 1990 Georgia Dome awarded Super Bowl XXVIII (1994)
  The Georgia Dome
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