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May 27, 1561 Angel Villafane arrives at Santa Elana (present-day Port Royal, SC) after exploring the coast of the Southeast United States, including Georgia
May 27, 1562 Having slowly explored the coast of Georgia, giving French names to many of the rivers and islands, Jean Ribault pulls into a harbor he names Port Royal
  Jean Ribault
May 27, 1838 40 militia skirmish with a band of Seminole, Okefenokee Swamp
  Okefenokee Swamp
May 27, 1844 Democrats nominate James Polk for President
May 27, 1863 The boiler on the CSS Chattahoochee explodes while plowing the waters near the coast of Georgia. She is taken to the shipyard in Columbus, where she is eventually scuttled.
  Columbus, Georgia
May 27, 1864 Battle of Picketts Mill
  Civil War - 1864
  Patrick Ronayne Cleburne
  General George Thomas
May 27, 1958 Wayne Williams is born in Atlanta
  Atlanta Child Murders
May 27, 1971 Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes born, Philadelphia, PA
  Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes
  TLC
May 27, 1975 OutKast member Andre Lauren Benjamin born, Atlanta, Georgia
  OutKast
May 27, 2007 The World of Coca-Cola near Centennial Park opens.
  Coca-Cola
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