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March 29, 1540 After passing through a swamp, De Soto crosses a river, probably in Sumter County
  Sumter County, Georgia
  Hernando deSoto
March 29, 1756 Royal governor John Reynolds writes to the British Board of Trade and charges Georgia assembly "greedy for power," incompetent and unfaithful.
March 29, 1814 Battle of Tohopeka (Horseshoe Bend)
March 29, 1938 Eastern Air Transport (formerly Pitcairn Aviation) changes its name to Eastern Air Lines
March 29, 1941 First George Foster Peabody Awards are presented
  Peabody Awards
  George Foster Peabody
March 29, 1945 Basketball star Walt Frazier born, Atlanta
March 29, 1954 Secretary of the Navy Robert B. Anderson presents the Medal of Honor for Corporal Lee Hugh Phillips to his mother, Izora Cantrell. Phillips body is reinterred at the Marietta National Cemetery in Marietta, Georgia.
  Marietta, GA
  Corporal Lee Hugh Phillips
March 29, 1961 The 23th Amendment to the Constitution, Presidential vote for Washington D. C., becomes law. Georgia does not ratify.
  Georgia, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution
March 29, 1991 Douglas and Cobb County were hit by F3 tornadoes as part of a much larger system. More than 50 million dollars damage was done, with 27 people injured
  Douglas County, Georgia
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
March 29, 2006 Formal request is made to the Georgia Supreme Court to remove Southwest Georgia Chief Judge Rucker Smith following his arrest on assault charges
  Rucker Smith
March 29, 2006 Georgia Rep. Cynthia McKinney assaults a Capitol policeman after he stopped her from going around a security checkpoint
  Cynthia McKinney
March 29, 2011 Brian Gregory named Georgia Tech basketball coach
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