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March 1, 1776 Major General Charles Lee is appointed head of the Southern Department
  Southern Department of the Continental Army
March 1, 1805 City fathers begin to name the streets of Milledgeville
  Milledgeville
March 1, 1818 Jared Irwin dies, Union Hill, Georgia
March 1, 1831 Georgia enacts a law requiring all white males who reside in the Cherokee Nation to swear an oath of allegiance
March 1, 1905 Free mail delivery begins in Gainesville
March 1, 1920 John Hollis Bankhead dies, Washington D. C.
  John Hollis Bankhead
March 1, 1925 (circa) Huff Daland moves to Monroe, Louisiana
  Delta Air Lines
March 1, 1928 Tempest Storm (Annie Blanche Banks) born in Eastman, GA.
  Tempest Storm
March 1, 1941 Delta moves its operations to Atlanta to better serve its two routes, Atlanta to Cincinnati and Atlanta to Savannah
  Delta Air Lines
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
March 1, 1950 Herman Talmadge, Walter George, Richard B. Russell and William Hartsfield break ground on the Corps of Engineers project, Lake Lanier
  Lake Lanier
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
March 1, 1957 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars airs The Life You Save, starring Gene Kelly, Agnes Moorehead and Janice Rule. It is written by Flannery O' Connor
  Flannery O'Connor
March 1, 1979 MARTA's fare increases to $.25
  Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
March 1, 1992 Work on the Georgia Dome is completed, making it the largest cable supported fabric roof in the world
  The Georgia Dome
March 1, 2005 U. S. Supreme Court rules that execution is cruel and unusual punishment for people under the age of 18.
  Supreme Court ruling takes 2 in Georgia off death row
March 1, 2007 Sumter County Regional Hospital in Americus is struck by a tornado, killing 2.
  Sumter County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
March 1, 2007 Police arrest the Barbie Bandits and a third man, Michael Darrell Chastang, who is identified as one of the bandit's boyfriends
  Barbie Bandits
March 1, 2007 6 people die when an EF-2 tornado destroys a trailer park near Newton.
  Georgia Tornadoes
  Baker County, Georgia
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