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March 4, 1766 House of Commons votes to repeal the Stamp Act.
  Stamp Act
March 4, 1777 Georgia's Council of Safety gives President Button Gwinnett the authority to organize the militia and proceed with an attack on Florida. This is known as the Second Florida Expedition.
  Button Gwinnett
  Second Florida Expedition
March 4, 1777 Button Gwinnett elected President of the Council of Safety
  Button Gwinnett
  Governors of Georgia, 1733-1800
  Georgia and the American Revolution
March 4, 1779 English Lt. Colonel James Mark Prevost appointed acting governor of Georgia, to serve until the arrival of James Wright
  James Wright
March 4, 1789 James Gunn and William Few begin service as Georgia's first U. S. Senators. Abraham Baldwin, James Jackson and George Mathews begin service in the U. S. House of Representatives.
  Abraham Baldwin
  James Gunn
  William Few
  James Jackson
March 4, 1794 Congress proposes the 11th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution
  Chisholm v. Georgia
March 4, 1807 Abraham Baldwin dies, Washington, D.C.
  Abraham Baldwin
March 4, 1817 Joel Abbott begins term in U. S. House of Representatives
March 4, 1817 William Rabun begins term as governor of Georgia
  William Rabun
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
March 4, 1853 Robert Toombs begins his term as Senator of Georgia
  Robert Toombs
March 4, 1862 Patrick Ronayne Cleburne promoted to Brigadier General
March 4, 1863 Robert Toombs resigns his commission in the Confederate Army
  Robert Toombs
March 4, 1883 Alexander Hamilton Stephens, governor of Georgia, dies in office
  Alexander Stephens
March 4, 1883 Gov. Alexander Stephens dies.
  Alexander Stephens
March 4, 1895 Augustus Bacon begins serving in the United States Senate
  Augustus Bacon
  Bacon County, Georgia
March 4, 1913 Woodrow Wilson is inaugurated President of the United States
  Woodrow Wilson
March 4, 1921 End of Woodrow Wilson's term as President of the United States
  Woodrow Wilson
March 4, 1930 Blaze levels hanger at Atlanta Airport, destroying twenty aircraft
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
March 4, 1938 George Foster Peabody dies at his home in Warm Springs, GA
  George Foster Peabody
March 4, 1944 Lt. Chuck Yeager shoots down his first German fighter while serving in the Eighth (Army) Air Force
  Eighth Air Force
March 4, 1980 12-year old Angel Lenair doesn't come home as expected. Her body is discovered on March 10. She may have been assaulted.
  Atlanta Child Murders
March 4, 1982 Alonzo Mann, a teenage helper in the National Pencil Factory, admits that he saw Jim Conley carrying the body of Mary Phagan by himself, implicating Conley's testimony
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
March 4, 2005 ChoicePoint announces that federal authorities are investigating the company because of recent data thefts. Additionally, the Security and Exchange Commission is looking into the sale of stock by top company employees.
  ChoicePoint scandal
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