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October 27, 1539 DeSoto arrives at Anaica Apalache (Tallahasse).
  Hernando deSoto
October 27, 1795 Treaty of San Lorenzo or Pinckney's Treaty is signed, The treaty established the northern border of West Florida as being the 31st parallel
October 27, 1810 President James Madison claims West Florida for the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase
October 27, 1822 William Lowndes, former U. S. Representative from Georgia, dies at sea while on a journey to England.
  William Lowndes
October 27, 1828 Benjamin Parks claims to discover gold near Licklog (present-day Dahlonega).
  Dahlonega, Georgia
October 27, 1863 The Battle of Brown's Ferry opens the so-called "Cracker Line"
  Battle of Brown's Ferry
  Civil War - 1863
October 27, 1883 Ethel Elizabeth Harpst, who founder of the children's home in Cedartown, born, Ohio
October 27, 1894 William Yates Atkinson begins term as governor of Georgia
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
October 27, 1895 President Grover Cleveland visits the Piedmont Exposition (Atlanta)
  Piedmont Park
October 27, 1895 Buffalo Bill and his Wild West Show appears at the Piedmont Exposition
  Piedmont Park
October 27, 1956 Alexander Memorial Coliseum, on the Georgia Tech campus, is dedicated
October 27, 1963 Marla Maples born, Dalton, Georgia
October 27, 1973 Gladys Knight's Midnight Train to Georgia reaches #1 on Billboard's pop chart. She made significant changes to the original tune, Midnight Plane to Houston
October 27, 1977 "Flipper's Ditch," at Fort Sill, OK becomes a National Historic Landmark
  Henry O. Flipper From Slave to Officer
October 27, 1981 Andrew Young elected mayor of Atlanta
  Andrew Young
October 27, 1991 Atlanta Braves lose the 1991 World Series to the Minnesota Twins, 4-3
  Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves
  Atlanta Braves lose World Series to Minnesota Twins
October 27, 2004 During a sting operation in California, Alpharetta-based ChoicePoint faxed information to Olatunji Oluwatosin, a Nigerian national accused in one of the largest identity theft scandals in United States history. Oluwatosin was arrested at a Kinko's store after receiving a fax from the information-gathering spin-off of Equifax
  ChoicePoint scandal
October 27, 2005 In a brief order the 11th US Court of Appeals denied a request from Georgia to throw out a lower court injunction barring enforcement of the state's new Voter ID law
October 27, 2006 Ford Motor Company auto assembly plant in Hapeville closes
October 27, 2008 "Advanced Voting" begins for the November, 2008 general election
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