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May 25, 1787 Constitutional Convention opens in Philadelphia when a quorum of state representatives arrives. William Few is the sole Georgian to be at the convention, so Georgia has no vote since its state ordinance requires two members to be present.
  Georgia, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution
May 25, 1819 William Seward leaves Union Academy, Putnam County
  Putnam County, Georgia
May 25, 1838 On this date all parcels of land distributed in the 1832 land lotteries are distributed to the winning settlers. Prior to this date settlers could not take control of land if a Cherokee resided there.
May 25, 1864 Battle of New Hope Church
May 26, 1864
  Civil War - 1864
  William Tecumseh Sherman
May 25, 1892 Named for Henry Woodfin Grady, Grady Hospital is dedicated
  Henry Woodfin Grady
  Atlanta, Georgia (through 1900)
May 25, 1907 Carved by Solon Borglum, the statue of John B. Gordon (Biography of John B. Gordon) is unveiled at the state capitol
  John Brown Gordon
May 25, 1926 Claude Marion Akins born, Nelson, Georgia
  Claude Akins
May 25, 1959 Lake Lanier reaches its normal height (1,070 feet above sea level) for the first time.
  Lake Lanier
May 25, 2004 Shortly after 4:00am fire broke out in BioLab, a chemical manufacturing and storage facility in Conyers. Smoke from the fire forced officials to close I-20 east of Atlanta.
  Rockdale County, Georgia
May 25, 2005 Garth Brooks proposes to Trisha Yearwood at the "Legends in Bronze" event at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace.
May 25, 2005 A grand jury in Gwinnett County, Georgia indicted Jennifer Wilbanks with one felony charge of making a false statement to police and one misdemeanor charge of filing a false police statement.
  Jennifer Wilbanks, The Runaway Bride
May 25, 2007 Lawyer Andrew Speaker is quarantined by federal officials
  Georgia TB patient
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