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March 3, 1734 James Vernon meets with the Earl of Egmont and expresses displeasure with Oglethorpe in the New World. This is the first in a long string of criticism hurled at Georgia's founding father
  James Oglethorpe
March 3, 1744 George Wells born, Queen Anne's County, Maryland
March 3, 1770 Because of his continued involvement with the radical movement in Georgia, governor Wright suspends Jonathan Bryan from his privy council.
  James Wright
  Bryan County, Georgia
March 3, 1779 Battle of Briar (Brier) Creek. British forces drive the American forces (mostly militia) from the field of battle. Samuel Elbert and his men, protecting the unorderly retreat of the North Carolina regiments, are captured by the British.
  Georgia and the American Revolution
March 3, 1801 David Emanuel becomes the first Jewish chief executive of any state when he completes James Jackson's term as governor.
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
March 3, 1825 Joel Abbott ends term in U. S. House
March 3, 1825 John Calhoun completes his term as Secretary of War
  John C. Calhoun
March 3, 1832 Chief Justice Marshall rules that Georgia's attempt to sieze the Cherokee Nation was illegal, dismissing the charges against Worcester.
March 3, 1835 Branch mints were created by the United States Congress including one in Dahlonega, Georgia, center of the world's first gold rush
  Dahlonega, Georgia
  Dahlonega Mint
March 3, 1843 John Calhoun resigns from the Senate to work on his final bid to be President
  John C. Calhoun
March 3, 1864 Fort McAllister fired on by ironclad vessels
  Civil War - 1864
March 3, 1893 High winds destroy the Meriwether County Courthouse
March 3, 1942 Cedartown, Georgia receives 19.3 inches of snow, setting the Georgia record for the most snow in a day.
March 3, 1972 Stone Mountain carving is completed
  Stone Mountain
March 3, 1995 Glenn Turner, a Cobb County police officer, dies after exhibiting "flu-like" symptoms for several days.
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Lynn Turner
March 3, 1996 Andersonville, a movie about Camp Sumter in Andersonville, Georgia is released. Some of the film was shot in Turin, Georgia
  Movies filmed in Georgia
  Camp Sumter, Andersonville, Georgia
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