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5 Fun Facts About March 7 In Georgia History

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1. In 1775, Georgia's Royal Governor James Wright was arrested by American patriots and taken prisoner to South Carolina. This event marked the beginning of Georgia's involvement in the American Revolutionary War.

2. The city of Valdosta was officially incorporated on March 7, 1860. Located in South Georgia, Valdosta is now known for its historic downtown and thriving college community.

3. One of the deadliest tornado outbreaks in Georgia history occurred on March 7, 1984. Over a nine-hour period, 22 tornadoes touched down in the state, killing 21 people and causing over $100 million in damages.

4. On March 7, 2005, a 3.9 magnitude earthquake shook parts of North Georgia. Although small, the quake was enough to rattle some residents and cause minor damage to buildings.

5. In 2017, the Georgia Dome in Atlanta was imploded on March 7. The stadium was home to the Atlanta Falcons for 25 years and hosted numerous Super Bowl games and other major events before its demolition.
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