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

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June 08, 2004

G-8 Summit in Georgia

The President was on Sea Island on this day 2004 for the annual Group of 8, or G-8 Summit.

President George W. Bush welcomed the leaders of the world...
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 ...
December 20, 1994

Dean Rusk

The second Georgian to serve as Secretary of State was a prime architect of the Vietnam War.

Dean Rusk was born in Cherokee County in 1909. A Rhodes...
November 29, 1991

Frank Yerby

An African-American with a best-selling novel -- a book that was turned into a movie --- that was unheard of in the America of the late 1940s. Yet Frank Yerby ...
November 28, 1987

R.E.M.

They were the quintessential college rock band of the 1980s, working in the town Rolling Stone called "the best college music scene in the country." Mich...
April 18, 1983

Cheryl Haworth

She is one of the strongest women in the world, becoming a national champion and Olympic medalist while still a teenager.

Cheryl Haworth was born in...
November 04, 1979

Iranian Hostage Crisis

It was an international crisis that tarnished America’s global prestige and helped make Jimmy Carter a one-term president.

The Iranian Hostage C...
April 05, 1977

Wyche Fowler, Jr.

Wyche Fowler, Jr. was once known as the “night mayor of City Hall” working as a troubleshooter for Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.

As a 29-year-...
October 23, 1972

Cumberland Island

Its unmatched beauty has been around for millennia, but the largest of Georgia’s Barrier Islands only became a national seashore on this day in 1972.

April 29, 1950

Dobbins Air Force Base Dedicated

$162 million. That's the economic impact that Dobbins Air Force Base brings to Marietta. Not bad for what started out in 1941 as a small airstrip called Ricken...

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