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May 9, 1754 Franklin's "Join or die" rattlesnake, encouraging the colonies to unite to fight the common enemy (at that time it was France) is first published. Georgia does not appear on the snake because it was more closely tied to Great Britain
May 9, 1810 Benjamin Lincoln dies, Hingham, Massachusetts
  Benjamin Lincoln
May 9, 1832 Treaty of Payne's Landing is signed. The treaty required that the Seminole Indians be removed to the west. A small band of the Seminoles lived in Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp.
  Okefenokee Swamp
May 9, 1850 First Western & Atlantic train passes through the tunnel at Chetoogeta Mountian, completing the link between Atlanta and Chattanooga
May 9, 1865 Joseph Brown is arrested in the governor's mansion in Milledgeville by Captain G. H. Kneeland of the Union Army.
May 9, 1932 Portions of Cherokee, Gwinnett and Cobb Counties, along with all of Campbell County and Milton County are ceded to Fulton County.
  Campbell County, Georgia
  Fulton County, Georgia
  Gwinnett County, Georgia
  Cherokee County, Georgia
  Cobb County, Georgia
May 9, 1937 Dave Prater (one-half of Sam and Dave) born, Ocilla, Georgia
May 9, 1942 Singer Tommy Roe born, Atlanta, Georgia
  Tommy Roe
May 9, 1948 New passenger terminal/hanger opens at Atlanta Airport. Its theme was taken from a book by Joel Chandler Harris, one of Atlanta's favorite writers, Uncle Remus: His Songs and Sayings. A black employee sat on a bale of cotton outside the door and recited quotes from the book. At the time Atlanta Airport was ranked 7th in air line operations, actually reaching first place a couple of months each year.
May 9, 1960 Judge Hooper sets a deadline for the desegregation of Atlanta schools at May 1, 1961
  Donald L. Hollowell
  Frank A. Hooper
  The Road to Integration
May 9, 1962 106 members and friends of the Atlanta Art Association begin a month-long tour of Europe. Crash at Orly Airport - The Day Atlanta Died
May 9, 1970 Dedication services are held for the carvings in Stone Mountain, although work continues on the masterpiece through 1972. President Nixon had been scheduled to attend, but Kent State forced him to give the visit to Vice-president Spiro Agnew.
  Stone Mountain
May 9, 1970 Six African-Americans are killed during riots in Augusta sparked by the apparent torture-murder of Charles Oatman, a learning-impaired black youth, while in custody in the Richmond County (GA) jail.
May 9, 1989 Jim Williams is acquitted
  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
May 9, 1994 President Clinton appoints Clarence Cooper to the United States District Court as a Judge for the Northern District of Georgia
  Clarence Cooper
May 9, 2006 Phil Mickelson wins the Masters Tournament in Augusta
  Masters Tournament
May 9, 2009 The body of UGA professor George Zinkhan is discovered in a shallow grave in northern Clarke County, Georgia
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