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October 3, 1732 Selection is complete. 114 settlers (they did not count the preacher or the doctor) have been chosen to be the first to journey to Georgia
  James Oglethorpe
October 3, 1787 William Pierce leaves New York on the sloop Friendship headed for Savannah. With him are copies of the Constitution proposed by the Constitutional Convention and approved by Congress.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
October 3, 1790 John Ross born
October 3, 1828 Cherokee towns begin a two-week process to elect local and regional councils and a new National Council.
October 3, 1831 Georgia's gubernatorial election of 1831 pitted George Gilmer against Wilson Lumpkin. The major difference between the two was Lumpkin promised Georgia Cherokee gold and Cherokee land while Gilmer had a "reserve" plan to hold the gold mines and no plan to take the Cherokee land. Lumpkin easily won the election
  George Gilmer
October 3, 1912 Ernest Knox and and Oscar Daniels are tried for the sexual assault and murder of Mae Crowe. They are convicted and sentenced to be hung on October 25.
  Forsyth County, Georgia
October 3, 1924 At the urging of owner George Foster Peabody, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor visit Warm Springs, Georgia for the first time. Peabody believes that the warm, mineral-laden water will benefit the polio-stricken politician.
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt
October 3, 1976 Hank Aaron takes his final major league at bat.
  Hank Aaron
October 3, 1987 Lithonia celebrates "Brenda Lee Day," for the pop/country singer who spent her childhood there. Lee serves as Grand Marshall in the parade and is honored with a street, Brenda Lee Lane.
  Brenda Lee
October 3, 1992 Strong storms move east from the Gulf of Mexico along the southern tier of Georgia counties. Brunswick, Georgia received 10 inches of rain
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