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Today in Georgia History
is a joint collaboration of the Georgia Historical Society & Georgia Public Broadcasting.

20th century

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April 03, 2004

Dominique Wilkins

His basketball skills were so great that he was called the "human highlight film."

Dominique Wilkins was born in 1960 in France, where his father was...
May 06, 2003

Carl Isaacs Executed

Truman Capote made the Clutter family murders in Kansas famous in his book In Cold Blood. Georgia’s counterpart was the Alday family murders, one of th...
July 18, 2000

Paul Coverdell

He was the first Republican Senator from Georgia since Reconstruction, but he made sure he wouldn’t be the last.

Paul Coverdell was born in Des Mo...
April 24, 1999

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

The largest state sports hall of fame in the country is here in Georgia.

The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame began in 1956, when the Georgia Athletic Co...
June 25, 1997

Atlanta Thrashers

If Atlanta loses one more hockey team, it will be a hat trick.

Hockey and the Deep South have always been something of a forced marriage. The Flames...
July 19, 1996

Atlanta Olympics Begin

For 17 days in 1996, Atlanta was the center of the world.

In 1990, the International Olympic Committee chose Atlanta for the site of the centennial ...
April 07, 1995

Georgia Peach: Official State Fruit

Georgia is called the Peach State, but the fruit has been part of our history long before there was a Georgia.

Franciscan monks introduced peaches ...
June 29, 1993

Georgia Lottery Began

This could be your lucky day and not just because you’re reading this.

In Georgia, lotteries have been around since the 18th century. Indian lands...
August 31, 1992

Charles Weltner

He was a Georgia congressman who courageously spoke out for racial equality at a time when few white leaders did.

Charles Weltner was born in 1927 in...
June 17, 1992

Grace Towns Hamilton

She was the first African-American woman elected to the Georgia Legislature.

Grace Towns Hamilton was born in Atlanta in 1907. She graduated from ...

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