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March 5, 1754 Plan submitted by the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations for a royal government of Georgia
March 5, 1792 General Anthony Wayne is made commander of the Legion of the United States.
  'Mad' Anthony Wayne
March 5, 1817 Daniel Appling dies
  Daniel Appling
March 5, 1831 Supreme Court hears the case of The Cherokee Nation vs. The State of Georgia, the Cherokee's first attempt to ensure sovereign rule over their nation.
March 5, 1850 Louisville and Nashville Railroad chartered in Kentucky.
March 5, 1850 The Louisville & Nashville (L&N) is chartered
March 5, 1883 James Stoddard Boynton, president of the Georgia Senate, begins term as governor of Georgia
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
March 5, 1884 Joseph Thomas Robert, instrumental early leader of the Augusta Institute, which moved to Atlanta where it was known as the Atlanta Baptist Seminary and eventually Morehouse College, dies in Atlanta
  Joseph Thomas Robert
March 5, 1916 Earthquake strikes 30 miles southeast of Atlanta
  Earthquakes that have struck Georgia
March 5, 1916 Mount Berry Chapel, designed by Jarry Carlson of Boston and built by students, is dedicated.
  Martha Berry
March 5, 1964 Milwaukee Braves owners complete negotiations to move the team to Atlanta, Georgia.
  Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves
March 5, 1997 Yasser Arafat travels to Plains, GA (Sumter County) to meet former President Jimmy Carter
  Jimmy Carter
  Sumter County, Georgia
March 5, 2008 Eve Carson of Athens, Georgia was killed during a "random act of violence." Carson, who attended Clark High School in Athens was serving as student body president for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill while majoring in biology and political science.
March 5, 2010 A 20-year old Georgia College student tells friends at Capitol City, a bar in Milledgeville, that she was sexually assaulted by Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. She reports the crime to a police officer on the scene before being treated at a local hospital for injuries, including bruising on her head.
  Milledgeville assault
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