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

abolition

June 26, 1918

Prohibition - Georgia Ratifies 18th Amendment

Americans may love individual liberties, but there is a social engineering streak in some of us a mile wide—and when reformers can’t persuade, they try to p...
July 13, 1890

John C. Fremont

Abraham Lincoln was not the first Republican presidential candidate. It was Georgia native John Frémont who ran four years before Lincoln.

Born in S...
July 15, 1854

George Towns

Political flip-flopping is nothing new. George Washington Bonaparte Towns began his political life as a staunch Unionist.

Born in 1801 in Wilkes Coun...
November 27, 1809

Fanny Kemble

She was an outspoken opponent of slavery who married one of the largest slaveholders in the South.

Frances Anne “Fanny” Kemble was born in Lond...