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

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February 02, 2002

Arthur Blank

From DIY to the NFL, Arthur Blank has scored big.

Born in Flushing, New York In 1942, he went to work for his father’s small pharmaceutical compan...
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...
July 10, 1985

New Coke & Coca-Cola Classic

The greatest marketing blunder ever? Or one of the most ingenious ploys in history to boost sales?

In the 1980s, things were not going better for At...
June 22, 1979

First Home Depot Opened

Getting the stuff to do it yourself got a lot easier on this day in 1979 when the first two Home Depots opened.

Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank star...
March 29, 1937

Billy Carter

“Yes, I’m a real southern boy,” he told reporters. “I’ve got a red neck, white socks, and drink Blue Ribbon beer."

Billy Carter was born in...
March 22, 1934

First Masters Tournament Begins

A Masters from Georgia. Not a degree in Athens –- a golf tournament in Augusta. And it was a hit off the first tee.

After golfer Bobby Jones ret...
December 10, 1930

Eastern Airlines

Eastern Airlines flew into the sunset in 1991, but it helped make Atlanta the transportation and commercial capital of the South.

The airline began...
June 12, 1930

Delta Begins Passenger Service to Atlanta

It grew from a crop-dusting company based in the Mississippi River delta and became one of Georgia’s most famous corporate residents.

Delta Air Li...
June 18, 1927

George Heery

As was said of the great architect Christopher Wren, if you wish to know his legacy, look around you.

George Heery was born in Athens in 1927. After...
March 14, 1921

Truett Cathy

While $3.5 billion in sales a year, is not, as the saying has it, chicken feed, Truett Cathy’s family-owned corporation feeds a lot of people a lot of chicken...

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