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March 12, 1734 First group of Salzburgers arrive in Savannah, aboard the Purysburg
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Salzburgers in Georgia
March 12, 1792 Joseph Habersham begins a term as mayor of Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
March 12, 1831 Without warrants the Georgia Guard "arrests" a number of whites working in the Cherokee Nation. They are released from custody because they are licensed and acting as agents of the United States.
March 12, 1831 Arguing before the Supreme Court, lawyer William Wirt makes his case against the state of Georgia for extending its laws over the Cherokee Nation.
March 12, 1866 Atlanta city limits extended to 1.5 miles from present-day Underground Atlanta.
March 12, 1898 George Gress donates the Battle of Atlanta, a cyclorama, to the city of Atlanta
March 12, 1906 Andrew Carnegie donates $20,000 for the construction of a new library in Atlanta
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
March 12, 1912 Juliette Gordon Low organizes the Girl Guides in Savannah. This is the precursor to today's Girl Scouts
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Juliette Gordon Low and the Girl Scouts
March 12, 1929 Coca-Cola magnate Asa Candler dies, Atlanta
  Asa Griggs Chandler
March 12, 1932 Andrew Young born, New Orleans, Orleans Parrish, Louisiana
  Andrew Young
March 12, 1956 Declaration of Constitutional Principles, also known as the "Southern Manifesto," is released to the press. Georgia Senator Richard B. Russell wrote the final draft of the Manifesto, which attacked the Supreme Court ruling on Brown v. Board of Education Topeka. Only three southern Senators refused to sign it: Estes Kefauver, Albert Gore (Sr.) and Lyndon Johnson.
  The Road to Integration
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
March 12, 1964 Earthquake epicentered in tiny Haddock, Georgia, between Milledgeville and Macon
  Earthquakes that have struck Georgia
March 12, 1971 Allman Brothers band begins a two night set at New York's Fillmore East. It is recorded and released later this year.
  Duane Allman and the Allman Brothers Band
March 12, 1977 Lover's Lane murderer attacks a couple in Adams Park. He disappears without a trace and leaves one dead, one injured.
  Lover's Lane Murders
March 12, 1990 Clarence Thomas is sworn in as judge for the U. S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
  Clarence Thomas
March 12, 2005 Gwinnett County police arrest multiple slaying suspect Brian Nichols in a Duluth, Georgia apartment
  Gwinnett County, Georgia
  Atlanta courthouse attack
March 12, 2006 Korean car manufacturer Kia Motors announced that it would build a $1.2 billion facility in West Point, Georgia, their first American based plant.
  Troup County, Georgia
March 12, 2007 R. E. M. is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio
March 12, 2008 Police arrest Demario Atwater in the murder of Athens native Eve Carson
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