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

Eighteenth century

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December 02, 1737

John Wesley

John Wesley lost his labor of love when he came to Georgia.

The founder of the Methodist Church was born in England in 1703, becoming a strict man o...
March 09, 1736

Charles Wesley

“Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “Christ the Lord is Risen Today,” “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” are among the greatest hymns ever written. All a...
October 18, 1735

Scottish Highlanders

On this day in 1735, a group of Scottish Highlanders sailed from Inverness, Scotland aboard the Prince of Wales, bound for Georgia.

They disem...

February 12, 1733

Georgia Colony Founded

After years of planning and two months crossing the Atlantic, James Oglethorpe and 114 colonists climbed 40 feet up the bluff from the Savannah River on this da...
March 05, 1727

Lachlan McIntosh

He was a Revolutionary leader involved in the most famous duel in Georgia history.

Lachlan McIntosh was born in Scotland in 1727 and came to Georgia...

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