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March 17, 1725 Lachlan McIntosh born near Raits, in Badenoch, Scotland.
  Lachlan McIntosh
March 17, 1733 Henry and Hannah Close have a baby daughter whom they name Georgia. It is the first recorded birth in the colony of Georgia
March 17, 1734 The site of the Salzburger settlement (Ebenezer) is selected
  Salzburgers in Georgia
March 17, 1766 House of Lords votes to repeal the Stamp Act
  Stamp Act
March 17, 1776 Politician Joel Abbott is born, Ridgefield, CN.
March 17, 1782 John Calhoun born, Abbeville District, South Carolina
  John C. Calhoun
March 17, 1828 Patrick Ronayne Cleburne born, County Cork, Ireland
  Patrick Ronayne Cleburne
March 17, 1902 Golfer Bobby (Robert Tyre) Jones born, Atlanta, Georgia.
  Bobby Jones
March 17, 1922 The radio station that will become WGST goes on the air. It is owned by The Atlanta Constitution
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
March 17, 1977 President Jimmy Carter addresses the General Assembly of the United Nation placing the "promotion and protection of human rights" as part of the U. S. foreign policy.
March 17, 1990 Oconee River crests at 23.23 ft near Penfield. (All-time record)
March 17, 2005 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta and the U.S. Supreme Court (on March 17, 2005), follow the U.S. District Court and refused to intervene in the Terri Schiavo case.
March 17, 2010 Attorneys for Ben Roethlisberger's victim deliver a letter to DA Fred Bright asking that the criminal case not continue. The letter states, "...this decision does not reflect any recanting of our client's complaint."
  Milledgeville assault
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