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5 Fun Facts About March 5 In Georgia History

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1. In 1770, the Georgia Gazette reported the establishment of the colony's first postal system, with routes from Savannah to Augusta and back.

2. On March 5, 1865, the Battle of Waynesboro took place during the Civil War. Confederate forces under General Joseph Wheeler were defeated by Union troops led by Brigadier General Judson Kilpatrick.

3. In 1917, Georgia Governor Hugh Dorsey signed legislation allowing women to practice law in the state.

4. On March 5, 1951, the Georgia State Capitol building was officially dedicated. The building, which was designed by Atlanta architect A. Thomas Bradbury, is a prominent landmark in downtown Atlanta.

5. In 1973, the Georgia General Assembly passed a joint resolution recognizing the life and contributions of civil rights leader Hosea Williams. Williams was a key figure in the civil rights movement and was a close associate of Martin Luther King Jr.
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