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October 18, 1526 Lucas Vasquez de Ayllon, born in Toledo, Spain, dies in the colony he started less than a month earlier.
October 18, 1733 Treaty between the Creek and Oglethorpe ratified by the Trustees
  Creek Indians
  James Oglethorpe
October 18, 1776 All available troops ordered to Darien, Fort Howe, Beard's Bluff and Fort McIntosh to protect the borders of the state
  McIntosh County, Georgia
October 18, 1787 Governor Mathews sends the Constitution to the Georgia Assembly for ratification.
October 18, 1870 Rockdale County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Rockdale County, Georgia
October 18, 1870 McDuffie County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  McDuffie County, Georgia
October 18, 1876 Having given up on a journalism career in Atlanta, Henry Grady is on the way to the Atlanta passenger depot to catch a train to Augusta and a waiting job. He runs into Evan Howell, who had just purchased a major interest in the Atlanta Constitution. Howell offers Grady a job on the spot and before the train leaves, Grady and Howell are headed for the offices of the Constitution. One of Grady's first hires is Joel Chandler Harris.
  Henry Woodfin Grady
October 18, 1886 Grover Cleveland addresses a crowd from a platform built in front of the Markham Hotel in downtown Atlanta.
October 18, 1902 East face of Rocky Face Mountain just west of Dalton, Georgia struck by an earthquake
  Whitfield County, Georgia
  Earthquakes that have struck Georgia
October 18, 1927 Post Office calls for bids on Atlanta-Miami route abandoned by Florida Air
October 18, 1991 Clarence Thomas is sworn in as Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court
  Clarence Thomas
October 18, 1997 Roberto Goizueta, Chairman of the board and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company dies from cancer at Atlanta's Emory Hospital
  Coca-Cola
October 18, 2005 District Judge Harold Murphy issued an injunction against the Georgia Voter ID law, finding that the voter ID law functions like a poll tax
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