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March 7, 1540 Hernando deSoto reaches the Capachequi River (now called the Flint River) in the general vicinity of Bainbridge
  Decatur County, Georgia
  Hernando deSoto
March 7, 1567 Juan Pardo returns to Santa Elana
March 7, 1734 Salzburgers arrive in Charleston, where they are personally greeted by James Oglethorpe
  Salzburgers in Georgia
March 7, 1736 John Wesley gives his first sermon (not in a church) in Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  The Wesleys in Georgia
March 7, 1825 Indian Springs Treaty of 1825 ratified by Congress
March 7, 1853 Davis becomes Franklin Pierce's Secretary of War
  Jefferson Davis
March 7, 1857 Howell Cobb begins to serve as Secretary of the Treasury under James Buchanan.
March 7, 1965 Georgians Hosea Williams and John Lewis lead a peaceful group of about 600 civil rights marchers from Selma to Montgomery. It is brutally stopped on the Edmund Pettus Bridge just outside the city limits by Alabama State Troopers. Today the beating of these peaceful marchers is known simply as "Bloody Sunday".
  The Road to Integration
March 7, 1979 Ray Charles performs his song Georgia before the General Assembly of Georgia.
  Ray Charles
March 7, 1983 Trial begins in Alabama for accused murderer Judy Neelley
  Judy Neelley - A woman on death row
March 7, 1990 A jury finds Emmanuel Hammond guilty of malice murder, felony murder, kidnapping and armed robbery in the death of Julie Love
  Murder of Julie Love
March 7, 2008 Castleberry Foods plant in Augusta loses its FDA-issued temporary operating license and closes for a month
  Food recall at Castleberry in Augusta
March 7, 2010 Brad Keselowski taps Carl Edwards in lap 41 of the Atlanta Motor Speedway's Kobalt Tools 500 in Hampton, Georgia. With Keselowski looking to finish in the top 5, Edwards later retaliates, banging Keselowski and sending him airborne. NASCAR officials order Edwards to leave the track.
March 7, 2011 The Georgia Supreme Court in a 6-1 decision that the Voter ID law passed in 2005 is legal, finishing challenges in both state and federal courts
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