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April 3, 1606 Bishop Altamirano arrives at Cumberland Island to tour the Spanish missions on what is today the coast of Georgia
April 3, 1730 Sir Alexander Cuming receives the Cherokee, who "submit to the King of England." This took place at Nequesee and included Moytoy, who was crowned emperor of the Cherokee on the same day.
April 3, 1739 Facing the certainty of war, General James Oglethorpe presents his credentials to the South Carolina legislature, placing him as Commander-in-Chief of English forces in Carolina and Georgia
  James Oglethorpe
April 3, 1789 George Washington is inaugurated as the first chief executive of the United States. Georgians Abraham Baldwin, James Jackson, and James Gunn are in attendance.
  Abraham Baldwin
  James Gunn
  George Washington
April 3, 1823 U. S. Congress approves $500,000 to purchase all Georgia reservations
April 3, 1829 800 to 850 homes were destroyed when a fire swept through much of downtown Augusta.
April 3, 1942 Billy Joe Royal born
  Billy Joe Royal
April 3, 1944 In Smith v. Allwright the U. S. Supreme Court holds that restrictions against blacks voting in primaries are unconstitutional.
  The Road to Integration
  Primus King
April 3, 1948 Fulfilling a campaign pledge to John Wesley Dobbs, Atlanta mayor William B. Hartsfield hires 8 black police officers.
April 3, 1961 You Can Depend on Me by Brenda Lee peaks at #6
  Brenda Lee
April 3, 1968 Dr. Martin Luther King, at the Masonic Temple in Memphis, Tennessee, delivers his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech
  Martin Luther King
April 3, 1970 Jimmy Carter announces his candidacy for governor. He will run against former governor Carl Sanders and others
  Carl Sanders
  Jimmy Carter
April 3, 1973 Lynyrd Skynyrd records Freebird at Studio 1 in Doraville
April 3, 1976 "Ethnic purity" gaff
  Jimmy Carter
April 3, 1997 Poole's Mill Covered Bridge park opens in Forsyth County
  Forsyth County, Georgia
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