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May 6, 1786 A group of runaway slaves, reportedly trained by the British, is discovered by Lieutenant Colonel Howell at Bear Creek near Zubley's Ferry. James Gunn had been ordered to break up the group. Gunn ordered 14 cavalrymen to advance on a weak breastworks constructed by the runaways. When the slaves saw the soldiers advancing they ran, Troops advanced, following them into the woods and killing almost all 150 men.
  James Gunn
May 6, 1838 General Winfield Scott appointed head of federal troops in Georgia
May 6, 1858 Richard Banks dies, Gainesville, Georgia
  Banks County, Georgia
May 6, 1952 Senator Russell defeats his fellow Senator, Estes Kefauver, gaining an upset victory in the Florida primary
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
May 6, 1961 Attorney General Robert Kennedy speaks at Law Day, University of Georgia Law School, Athens
  University of Georgia, Athens (UGA)
May 6, 1984 Dallas Joyride ends tragically
  Dallas Joyride ends tragically
May 6, 2003 Coke re-introduces the "neon spectacular" to Peachtree Street in Atlanta. For 32 years the neon spectacular hung at Peachtree and Pryor Streets in downtown, next to Margaret Mitchell Park. When the city turned the park into a ball field, Coke removed the sign.
May 6, 2003 The man who orchestrated the Alday Family murders, Carl Isaacs, is put to death by lethal injection. At the time he had been on death row longer than any other person.
  Alday family murders
May 6, 2003 Strong storms move through north Georgia. Among the counties hardest hit are Floyd, Walker, Catoosa, Gordon, Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Dekalb, Clarke, Barrow and Elbert County.
  Gwinnett County, Georgia
  Fulton County, Georgia
  Bartow County, Georgia
  Catoosa County, Georgia
  Catoosa County, Georgia
  Gordon County, Georgia
  Walker County, Georgia
  Floyd County, Georgia
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Cherokee County, Georgia
  Clarke County, Georgia
May 6, 2005 Dekalb County Police Chief Louis Graham re-opens the case against Wayne Williams.
  Atlanta Child Murders
  DeKalb County, Georgia
May 6, 2005 Superior Court Judge Gail Tusan refused to stop Alpharetta's investigation into City Councilman R.J. Kurey. The councilman is accused of trying to fake a city law, misleading the public and verbally abusing employees.
  Alpharetta City Council
May 6, 2011 Mary Tyson of Albany, Georgia is selected "Mother of the Year" by Good Morning, America.
  Albany, Georgia
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