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May 3, 1525 Pedro de Quejo lands at the Rio de la Cruz (River of the Cross), builds a stone pillar and heads north towards the site of Gordillo's earlier landing, Chicora
May 3, 1735 Governor Robert Johnson of South Carolina dies. The British government offers to give the position to Oglethorpe, who refuses it
  James Oglethorpe
May 3, 1790 U.S. Secretary of State says that Georgia has relinquished her right to treat with Indians
May 3, 1865 Governor Joseph Brown calls the state legislature to session for May 22, "...in order that measures might be taken to prevent anarchy, restore and preserve order, and save what remains of liberty and civilization."
May 3, 1876 The Georgia Republican Convention, held in Atlanta, chooses 13 whites and 9 blacks to represent them at the National Republican Convention in Cincinnati. Additionally, a black man, John Emory Bryant, was appointed chainman of the state central committee.
May 4, 1876
May 3, 1905 Atlanta's Terminal Station opensopens at the corner of Mitchell Street and Madison Avenue
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
May 3, 1933 Singer James Brown, "The Godfather of Soul" is born in either Macon, Georgia or Barnwell, SC
  City of Macon, Georgia
  James Brown
May 3, 1937 Margaret Mitchell wins Pulitzer Prize. The award ceremony is later in the month.
  Margaret Mitchell
  Gone With The Wind
May 3, 1940 Henry Flipper dies of a heart attack in the home of his brother, Bishop Joseph S. Flipper, Atlanta
  Henry O. Flipper From Slave to Officer
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
May 3, 1951 Senator Russell opens hearings on President Harry Truman's removal of Douglas MacArthur. The committee chose not to issue a report, defusing a potentially politically dangerous situation for Truman.
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
May 3, 1984 S. W. A. T. team members surround Carlton Gary, an escapee from the South Carolina prison system, at the Albany, Georgia, Holiday Inn. He was captured alive. While in Georgia's custody, he is linked to the murders of three of the Wynnton Stock Strangler's murders.
  Wynnton Stocking Strangler
  Albany, Georgia
May 3, 2002 Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes laid to rest in Lithonia, Georgia
  Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes
May 3, 2006 Paris Bennett of Fayetteville, Georgia lost her bid to become the next "American Idol," narrowing the remaining field to 4
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