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May 31, 1540 DeSoto arrives at the headwaters of the Oostanuala River in present Murray County, at a site occupied by Moundbuilders.
  Murray County, Georgia
  Hernando deSoto
May 31, 1783 In Augusta, the state of Georgia concludes a treaty based on the Long Swamp Treaty, which cedes a large tract of land in present-day north Georgia. Although the treaty ceded significant portions of Cherokee (and disputed Creek) land, it did not come close to meeting the demands of Andrew Pickens and Elijah Clarke, who want all land east of the Chattahoochee River
  Hart County, Georgia
  Stephens County, Georgia
  Banks County, Georgia
  Clarke County, Georgia
  Franklin County, Georgia
  City of Augusta, Georgia
May 31, 1787 William Pierce arrives at the Constitution Convention
  William Pierce
May 31, 1804 The first class graduates from University of Georgia in Athens.
  University of Georgia, Athens (UGA)
May 31, 1845 George Washington Collier opens the his grocery store/post office at the Zero Mile Mark in Marthasville
May 31, 1862 Death warrant issued for James Andrews
May 31, 1862 Battle of Fair Oaks (Seven Pines)
June 1, 1862
May 31, 1873 The Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad becomes the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railroad
May 31, 1925 The Wisconsin Monument, dedicated to the Union soldiers from Wisconsin who died in Georgia, is dedicated at the Marietta National Cemetery
  Marietta, GA
May 31, 1930 Bobby Jones wins the British Amateur open
  Bobby Jones
  Bobby Jones wins the Grand Slam of golf
May 31, 1930 "Number 2" course opens at East Lake Country Club, Atlanta
May 31, 1971 Representing Benjamin Hill's "New South," Gov. Jimmy Carter makes the first of many appearances on the cover of Time magazine
  Jimmy Carter
May 31, 2003 Eric Rudolph is captured in Murphy, NC.
  Eric Rudolph and the Atlanta Area bombings
May 31, 2003 A railroad turntable in Dick Dowdy Park, Summerville, is dedicated.
  Chattooga County, Georgia
May 31, 2005 Jennifer Wilbanks agrees to reimburse the city $13,000 for the money it spent searching for her.
  Jennifer Wilbanks, The Runaway Bride
May 31, 2005 The total of 34 traffic deaths over the Memorial Day weekend breaks the old record of 27 set in 1969
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