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May 5, 1818 Establishment of the Georgia-Tennessee border begins.
May 5, 1887 First contract awarded for a building on the campus of Georgia Tech. (Tech Tower)
May 5, 1893 Panic on Wall Street begins because of the failure of a group of rope manufacturers. The monetary loss triggers a deep depression lasting four years
May 5, 1901 William Samuel "Blind Willie" McTell is born, Thomson, Georgia
  William Samuel 'Blind Willie' McTell
May 5, 1925 Ty Cobb enjoys his best day at the plate, hitting three home runs, a double and two singles. The 16 total bases set an American League record that still stands.
  Ty Cobb
May 5, 1931 The Morse Brother (Byrd-Mathews) saw mill in Helen, Georgia closes.
  Byrd-Mathews Lumber plant, Helen, Georgia
May 5, 1938 C. E. Woolman elected to board, appointed vice president and general operations manager
  Delta Air Lines
May 5, 1941 Major George Putnam Moody is killed while testing a Beech AT-10. Moody Air Base, near Valdosta, is named in his honor
  Lowndes County, Georgia
May 5, 1942 Clarence Cooper is born, Decatur, Georgia
  Clarence Cooper
May 5, 1973 Carl Issacs, Wayne Coleman and George Dungee escape from Maryland State Prison. They pick up Billy Issacs, Carl's 15 year-old brother
  Alday family murders
May 5, 1973 Senator Sam Nunn introduces a bill in the U. S. Senate to create the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.
May 5, 1983 Light plane crash at Kennesaw
  Light plane crash at Kennesaw
May 5, 1998 Eric Rudolph, a suspect in bombings in the Atlanta area and Birmingham, AL, is placed on the FBI's ten most-wanted list.
  Eric Rudolph and the Atlanta Area bombings
May 5, 2007 A 2nd fire is caused by lightning south of the Okefenokee Swamp
  Fires scorch Okefenokee and Southeast Georgia
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