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

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August 03, 2008

Skip Caray

For Atlanta Braves fans, the phrase “Braves win” will always belong to one voice—Skip Caray.

Caray was born in 1939 in St. Louis, and grew up ...
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 ...
June 01, 1980

CNN Debut

Detractors called it the Chicken Noodle Network, but it revolutionized the way the world gets its news.

Ted Turner launched the Cable News Network...
March 08, 1949

Television Broadcasting in Georgia

Reaching for the TV remote is such a habit now, it’s hard to imagine Atlanta viewers were once thrilled to have two TV stations to watch. In late 1948, WSB-TV...
August 17, 1915

Leo Frank Lynching

One of the darkest episodes in Georgia history, the lynching of Leo Frank in Marietta, occurred on this day in 1915. Frank was convicted in 1913 of murdering...

May 01, 1886

Jefferson Davis

It was a comeback tour for the man who had been Confederate president.

Jefferson Davis lived quietly at his Mississippi home in the decades after ...
February 24, 1883

Atlanta Journal First Published

It was Atlanta’s most popular newspaper for almost 100 years.

The Atlanta Journal published its first edition in 1883 and the afternoon pap...