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May 4, 1730 Sir Alexander Cuming set sails to England with 7 Cherokee
May 4, 1761 Georgia recieves the decree appointing James Wright royal governor.
  James Wright
May 4, 1789 State convention approves a new constitution for the state and orders that it become law in October, 1790.
May 4, 1796 Andrew Ellicott is appointed to determine the boundary line between the United States and Spanish Florida.
May 4, 1864 14 Confederate soldiers who deserted from the Army of Tennessee are shot in Whitfield County outside of Dalton, Georgia
  Whitfield County, Georgia
May 4, 1932 Al Capone, convicted on tax evasion charges, entered Atlanta Penitentiary.
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
May 4, 1960 Dr. Martin Luther King arrested for driving without a Georgia license (he had one from Alabama and lived in Georgia at the time.)
  Martin Luther King
May 4, 1974 Dedication of Dean Rusk portrait, University of Georgia. Among those speaking are Jimmy Carter and Ted Kennedy. Gonzo reporter Hunter S. Thompson (Rolling Stone) becomes a fan of the governor after an impassioned plea to use political office as a vehicle to end social injustice.
  University of Georgia, Athens (UGA)
  Dean Rusk
  Jimmy Carter
May 4, 1989 An explosion in Marion County is attributed to a 90kg explosive device in a bomb accidentally released in a rural area. The bomb was intended for the practice range at Fort Benning.
  Marion County, Georgia
May 4, 1989 Testimony in fourth trial of Jim Williams begins
  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
May 4, 1996 Dedication of the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, Pooler, Georgia.
  Eighth Air Force
May 4, 2004 Coca-Cola named Neville Isdell, a 60-year-old former company insider, as its chairman and chief executive officer, ending a three-month search at the world's largest soft drink maker.
  Coca-Cola
May 4, 2006 Jury acquits Judge Rucker Smith in an assault case that drew state-wide attention
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