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May 7, 1540 DeSoto sees Indians near the Savannah River with crosses who did many things the way they are done in Spain. They surmised they were near the site of the ill-fated Ayllon expedition
  Hernando deSoto
May 7, 1738 George Whitfield arrives in Savannah. He begins work on establishing the orphanage known as Bethesda
  City of Savannah, Georgia
May 7, 1855 Walter Terry (W. T.) Colquitt dies on a trip from Columbus to Macon. He is 56.
  City of Macon, Georgia
  W. T. Colquitt
  City of Colquitt
May 7, 1858 Billy Bowlegs (Bolek) surrenders, essentially ending the Third Seminole War
May 7, 1864 Union officers are transferred from Camp Sumter (Andersonville) to Camp Oglethorpe, on the Macon fairgrounds
  City of Macon, Georgia
  Camp Sumter, Andersonville, Georgia
May 7, 1865 Henry Wirz, commander of inmates at Andersonville (Camp Sumter), arrested
  Camp Sumter, Andersonville, Georgia
May 7, 1983 Plane crash at Fort Valley
  Plane crash at Fort Valley
May 7, 1984 Savannah is abuzz as a new witness comes forward claiming that Danny Hansford intend to "harm" Jim Williams
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
May 7, 1989 Former president Jimmy Carter calls recent Panamanian elections "fraudulent" after first-hand observation.
  Jimmy Carter
May 7, 2000 Mary Ann Stephens of Toccoa is shot to death outside a Ramada Inn in Jacksonville while on vacation with her husband. The incident received national attention and resulted in an award-winning documentary on the arrest and acquittal of the original suspect.
May 7, 2002 Two dead in Smyrna construction accident
  Two workers die in Smyrna construction accident
May 7, 2003 Internet Service Provider Earthlink wins a $16 million suit in Atlanta District Court against The Buffalo Spammer, a 36 year-old hack who lives with his mother in a run-down neighborhood in New York.
May 7, 2004 Sonny Perdue orders a state of emergency in Georgia related to the G-8 Summit to be held on Sea Island. The order covered 6 Georgia counties, Chatham, Bryan, Libery, McIntosh, Glynn and Camden.
  Glynn County, Georgia
  McIntosh County, Georgia
  Liberty County, Georgia
  Bryan County, Georgia
  Chatham County, Georgia
  Camden County, Georgia
  Sonny Perdue
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