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October 12, 1565 Jean Ribault dies, killed by Spanish soldiers under orders from Pedro Menendez de Aviles. Intending to attack Menendez in St. Augustine, Ribault and Rene Goulaine De Laudonniere (Rene Laudonniere) have their fleet destroyed by a hurricane. Laudonniere escapes, but Ribault is wash ashore, discovered by Spanish troops and eventually stabbed to death.
  Jean Ribault
  Rene Goulaine De Laudonniere
October 12, 1863 At the request of Braxton Bragg, Jeff Davis approves relieving Daniel Harvey Hill of command. Longstreet is detached and others who disagree with Bragg are reassigned
  Jefferson Davis
  James Longstreet
October 12, 1876 CSA Brig. General Pleasant J. Philips dies, Columbus, GA
October 12, 1876
  Brigadier General Pleasant J. Philips
  Columbus, Georgia
October 12, 1929 First game played in Sanford Stadium. Georgia defeats Yale 15 to 0.
October 12, 1945 In King v. Chapman federal district court judge T. Hoyt Davis rules that King had the right to vote in the Muscogee County Democratic Primary.
  The Road to Integration
October 12, 1958 The Reform Jewish Temple in Atlanta is destroyed, dynamited by the Ku Klux Klan.
  Ku Klux Klan in Georgia
October 12, 2001 Atlanta Braves defeat the Houston Astros in the National League Division Series
  Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves
October 12, 2004 Security officials with ChoicePoint contact Los Angeles police, looking for help with fraudulent accesses to its files, according to a timeline released by the company.
  ChoicePoint scandal
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