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March 15, 1758 Negro slaves prohibited from working as: carpenters, masons, bricklayers, plasterers, or joiners. The general assembly did this to encourage the settlement of skilled labor in the state of Georgia
  Slavery in Georgia
March 15, 1758 8 parishes are created in Georgia, mostly for military and religious purposes
  Eight parishes established
  Burke County, Georgia
  Chatham County, Georgia
  Effingham County, Georgia
  Liberty County, Georgia
  Richmond County, Georgia
March 15, 1781 4,500 Americans are defeated by 1,900 British troops at Guilford Courthouse
  Nathanael Greene
March 15, 1845 Augusta City Council officially endorses Henry Cumming's proposal to build a canal for drinking water and to power textile mills
  City of Augusta, Georgia
March 15, 1881 H. I. Kimball, who had asked Atlanta to pay for 1/3 of the cost of the show, secures funding for the International Cotton Exposition in 6 hours.
  1881 International Cotton Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia
March 15, 1910 A Navy tug boat, the Nina, on the way to Havana harbor on a mission to salvage the Maine, disappears after being sighted off the coast at Savannah, Georgia
  City of Savannah, Georgia
March 15, 1916 Big Band leader Harry James born, Albany
  Harry James
  Albany, Georgia
March 15, 1922 Broadcasting to an estimated 1,000 radio sets in the Atlanta area, WSB (Welcome South, Brother) becomes the first radio station in the South. The Atlanta Journal had received permission to begin broadcasting that afternoon. Those tuned in heard a jazz redition of the Light Cavalry Overture. Broadcast power was 100 watts
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
  WSB Atlanta
March 15, 1980 U. S. S. Carl Vinson is dedicated
  Carl Vinson, Father of the Two Ocean Navy
March 15, 1984 Whitney Houston appears in the TV show "Gimme A Break."
  Whitney Houston
March 15, 1997 Rep. Bob Barr writes Henry Hyde (R-Ill.), Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, requesting a review of Clinton and Gore campaign financing problems and if they might lead to impeachment. It is the first time that formal steps are taken to impeach Clinton
March 15, 2005 Testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, ChoicePoint President Derek Smith apologizes for exposing 145,000 people to identity theft.
  ChoicePoint scandal
March 15, 2007 Christopher Barrios Jr. body is found. He had been choked to death, wrapped in black plastic bags and dumped in woods about two miles from his home.
  Christopher Barrios
March 15, 2007 George and David Edenfield are arrested for the murder of Christopher Barrios
  Christopher Barrios
March 15, 2008 Georgia Bulldogs (basketball) defeat the Kentucky Wildcats 60-56 in overtime at Alexander Memorial Stadium. Later the same day the Dogs hand Mississippi State a 64-60 loss in the SEC semifinal game
  2008 Georgia Bulldogs Basketball
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