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January 3, 1763 Governor Wright, in a letter to the Earl of Egmont, lays out the reason for which he fired the Chief Justice of Georgia, William Grover. Among the reasons listed: absenteeism, opposing measures for the public good, discourage military discipline, refused to attend a trial; and insubordination.
  James Wright
January 3, 1766 Stampmaster George Angus serves a single day in the port of Savannah, making Georgia the only colony to actually have a stampmaster.
  Stamp Act
January 3, 1779 The British under Archibald Campbell take Ebeneezer
January 3, 1782 John Martin begins term as governor
  Governors of Georgia, 1733-1800
January 3, 1795 Amended version of the Yazoo Act passed by the Georgia Senate
  Yazoo Land Fraud
January 3, 1837 The Augusta Chronicle (and Sentinel) begins publication
  City of Augusta, Georgia
January 3, 1871 In a special election, the voters of Camden County choose to move the county seat from Jefferson to St. Marys.
  Camden County, Georgia
January 3, 1911 Joseph Rucker Lamar takes his oath of office for the Supreme Court
January 3, 1916 Former U. S. Supreme Court Justice and Augusta resident Joseph R. Lamar dies
  City of Augusta, Georgia
January 3, 1919 First session of court held in Lee County's new courthouse
  Lee County, Georgia
January 3, 1929 William Charles Adamson dies, New York City, NY. His body is interred at the City Cemetery in Carrollton
  William Charles Adamson
January 3, 1942 The United States Maritime Commission seizes a shipyard in Savannah when their contractor fell behind schedule on completing the facility.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
January 3, 1969 Senator Russell elected president pro tem of the Senate
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
January 3, 1969 Richard B. Russell elected President pro tem of the Senate
January 3, 1973 Andrew Young elected representative of the Fifth District.
  Andrew Young
January 3, 1981 Lubie Geter, 14, strangled
  Atlanta Child Murders
January 3, 1991 Luke Appling died, Cumming, Georgia
  Luke Appling
January 3, 1992 Washington Redskins defeat the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Division playoff, 24-7
  Atlanta Falcons
January 3, 1999 Student dead, another injured in shooting at Central High, Carrollton, GA (Carroll County, Georgia)
  Carroll County, Georgia
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