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December 3, 1736 Charles Wesley arrives in England at the end of his return trip from Georgia
  Charles Wesley
  The Wesleys in Georgia
December 3, 1794 "..it would be right and proper to sell a part of the western territory of this State during the present session." With these words began the Yazoo Land Fraud
  Yazoo Land Fraud
December 3, 1805 City of Sparta, county seat of Hancock County, is incorporated.
  Hancock County, Georgia
December 3, 1828 Bill is introduced in the Georgia legislature to extend the laws of the state into the Cherokee Nation.
  Original Cherokee County
December 3, 1832 Gilmer County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Original Cherokee County
  Gilmer County, Georgia
December 3, 1832 Lumpkin County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Original Cherokee County
  Lumpkin County, Georgia
December 3, 1832 Murray County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Original Cherokee County
  Murray County, Georgia
December 3, 1832 Paulding County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Original Cherokee County
  Paulding County, Georgia
December 3, 1832 Union County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Original Cherokee County
  Union County, Georgia
December 3, 1832 Floyd County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Original Cherokee County
  Floyd County, Georgia
December 3, 1832 Forsyth County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Original Cherokee County
  Forsyth County, Georgia
December 3, 1832 Cherokee County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Original Cherokee County
  Cherokee County, Georgia
December 3, 1832 Cass County created
  Lewis Cass
  Bartow County, Georgia
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Original Cherokee County
  Cass County, Georgia
December 3, 1832 Cobb County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Original Cherokee County
  Cobb County, Georgia
December 3, 1835 John Quitman elected President of the Mississippi Senate, making him governor of the state until the next election.
December 3, 1857 Dawson County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Dawson County, Georgia
December 3, 1864 Sherman's Left Wing attempts to liberate the prisoner of war compound, Camp Lawton, north of Millen, Georgia, only to find it empty. Its 10,229 prisoners had been moved to temporary quarters in Thomasville (Thomas County) and Blackshear (Pierce County). Sherman orders the depot and a nearby hotel in Millen burned. Today the site is part of Magnolia Springs State Park
  Thomas County, Georgia
  Pierce County, Georgia
  March to the Sea
December 3, 1882 John Wesley Dobbs is born in Marietta, Georgia
December 3, 1938 Richard B. Russell Sr. dies.
December 3, 1948 The Board of Governors of the Georgia Bar Association unanimously backs a bill allowing women jurors to be seated
  Women allowed on jury duty
December 3, 1949 Mickey Thomas, who became the lead singer for Jefferson Starship (now StarShip) in 1979, is born in Cairo
December 3, 1966 Ray Charles receives a 5-year suspended sentence for possession of a controlled substance (heroine).
December 3, 1986 Plant Hatch, a nuclear power facility near Baxley, Georgia, accidentally released radioactive water into Georgia wetlands near the plant
  Nuclear warhead near Savannah
December 3, 1997 Authorities discovered more than a quarter ounce of marijuana in the underpants of state senator Ralph David Abernathy III (D-Atlanta)
  Ralph David Abernathy III
December 3, 2001 I Am Sam starring Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer and Dakota Fanning premieres in Los Angeles
  Dakota Fanning
December 3, 2008 Incumbent U. S. Senator, Republican Saxby Chambliss defeats Georgia Democratic senator Jim Martin in a runoff election. Chambliss received 1,220,876 votes (57.4%) to Martin's 905,650 votes (42.6%).
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