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March 23, 1734 James Oglethorpe, Tomochichi, Toonahowie, and others leave Savannah on a journey to England
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Tomochichi's trip to England
March 23, 1736 Battery of cannon are mounted at Fort Frederica
  Fort Frederica
  James Oglethorpe
  Fort Frederica
March 23, 1825 General Edward Lloyd Thomas born, Clarke County (near Athens)
  Clarke County, Georgia
March 23, 1874 "Fiddlin'" John Carson born on a farm north of Smyrna (Cobb County), Georgia. Sometimes given as March 23, 1868 in Blue Ridge (Fannin County) Georgia. Carson probably created this erroneous birthdate and birthplace himself to appear older and appeal to the displaced Appalachian farmers who made up his core audience
  Fannin County, Georgia
  Fiddlin' John Carson
March 23, 1938 Maynard Jackson born, Dallas, Texas
March 23, 1961 Donald Eugene McGregor is awarded the Young American Medal for Bravery by President Kennedy. Later in the day he receives the Carnegie Hero Medal from former U. S. Congresswoman Iris Blitch from Georgia.
  Donald Eugene McGregor
March 23, 1992 Martha McChesney Berry, Lucy Craft Laney, Juliette Gordon Low, Sara Branham (Matthews) and Flannery O'Connor are the first inductees into the Georgia Women of Achievement
  Martha Berry
  Flannery O'Connor
March 23, 1998 Kim Basinger wins the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in L. A. Confidential
  Kim Basinger
March 23, 2003 Ronald D. Young, Jr. of Lithia Springs is shot down during heavy fighting in central Iraq
  Ronald D. Young, Jr.
March 23, 2005 A Florida state court of appeals refuses to order the reinsertion of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube as requested by her parents, the Schindlers'. They petition for the entire panel of Eleventh Circuit judges (Atlanta) to rehear their case to reinsert a feeding tube into Terri Schiavo. The Court refuses to hear the case, letting the lower court ruling stand. Following the decision, The Supreme Court of the United States refused to hear the appeal, affirming the decision of the lower court.
  Terri Schiavo
March 23, 2005 The Alpharetta City Council votes 6-1 to begin proceedings to strip Councilman R. J. Kurey from his post. A report from an independent investigator indicated that Kurey had harrassed and intimidated city employees and posed a legal liability to the city of Alpharetta (Fulton County).
  Alpharetta City Council
March 23, 2005 Under orders from Fulton County probate court, Whitney Houston is taken to Crossroads,a drug rehabilitation clinic in Antigua, West Indies that was founded by Eric Clapton. She stays four weeks.
  Whitney Houston
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