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March 8, 1790 John Houstoun begins a term as mayor of Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  John Houstoun, Patriot
March 8, 1836 Col. James Fannin flies the "Lone Star" flag, designed by Georgian Joanna Troutman, at Goliad, making it the first flag to fly over an independent Texas.
  Lone Star Flag
March 8, 1849 George Walker Crawford becomes Secretary of War for Zachery Taylor
March 8, 1898 General Edward Lloyd Thomas died, Indian Territory
March 8, 1985 Edward Andrews died, Santa Monica, California
  Edward Andrews
March 8, 1990 A jury sentances Emmanuel Hammond to death in the murder of Julie Love
  Murder of Julie Love
March 8, 1995 Carl Bouckaert, CEO of Beaulieu of America, a carpet company located in Dalton, Georgia, asked employees and wives to donate $1,000 each to Lamar Alexander's 1996 Presidential Campaign. The contributors were then reimbursed by the company, which later pleaded guilty to hiding illegal contributions
March 8, 1997 Fred Tokars is convicted of murder in the death of his wife, Sara
  Fred Tokars orders a 'hit' on his wife
March 8, 2007 6-year old Christopher Barrios disappears from a Brunswick, Georgia trailer park
March 8, 2010 Battling his second sex crimes charge in 9 months, Pittsburgh Steeler QB Ben Roethlisberger hires noted Atlanta attorney Ed Garland. The victim's family also hires attorneys.
  Milledgeville assault
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