May 14, 1729
1729 James Oglethorpe’s Gaols [Jails] Committee made its second report, this time dealing with conditions in London’s Marshalsea and Westminster prisons. This time, the committee found extortion and cruely as bad as the practices at Fleet Prison detailed in the first report.
May 14, 1733
1733 James Oglethorpe had Tomochichi accompany him on a visit to Charles Town, S.C. The impressive reception the Yamacraw received was instrumental in Oglethorpe’s decision to take Tomochichi to London in 1734.
May 14, 1830
1830 Confederate general George Pierce Doles was born in Milledgeville, Ga., where he became a businessman and captain of Baldwin Blues militia unit. With the outbreak of the Civil War, Doles became a captain in the 4th Georgia, and a colonel by May 1861. He served in the battles of Malvern Hill (where he was wounded), South Mountain, and Sharpsburg. In Nov. 1862, Doles was promoted to brigadier general and commanded his own brigade in D.H. Hill’s Division at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. His brigade was transferred to Rodes’ Divn and served at Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor, where he was killed at Bethesada Church, va. on June 2, 1864.
May 14, 1862
1862 By General Order No. 1 of Gen. A. R. Lawton, commander of the Military Division of Georgia, Atlanta became a Confederate military post.
May 14, 1913
1913 The Atlanta Constitution reported that an identification slip had been found in Mary Phagan’s pocketbook. It read "My name is Mary Phagan. I live at 146 Lindsey Street, near Bellwood and Asby Streets." Hugh Dorsey, the prosecutor in the case, theorized that Phagan did this either because she had been threatened with violence previously or that she had a premonition of her death.
May 14, 1952
1952 Pitcher Warren Spahn set a Braves franchise record with 18 strikeouts in one game. However, the record came in a 3-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs in a 15-inning game for Spahn.
May 14, 1973
1973 In one of the most heinous crimes in Georgia history, three escapees from a Maryland prison, along with one of their brothers, brutally murdered six members of the Alday family in Donalsonville, GA.