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Today in Georgia History
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May 27, 1991

Ed Dodd

He combined the two great loves of his life into a comic strip that taught an entire generation about the great outdoors.

Ed Dodd was born in Lafaye...
August 30, 1979

Jimmy Carter Rabbit Episode

On August 30, 1979, some bad news broke for President Jimmy Carter. It involved Carter's fending off a rabbit on a fishing trip in southwest Georgia back in Apr...
February 03, 1969

Ralph McGill

His was a voice of moderation during one of the South’s most racially divisive periods.

Ralph McGill was born in Tennessee in 1898. His sports co...
August 18, 1965

Beatles Play Atlanta

On August 18, 1965, the Beatles made their only Georgia appearance at a concert in Atlanta Stadium.

Beatlemania was in full swing that summer and Atl...
October 12, 1958

Temple Bombing

In the early morning hours of this day in 1958, 50 sticks of dynamite exploded at the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation, Atlanta's oldest and most prominent...

October 20, 1946

Lewis Grizzard

He would tell Yankee immigrants who found fault with the South: “Delta is ready when you are.”

Lewis Grizzard was born in Fort Benning and ...

January 21, 1931

Eliza Frances Andrews

She was a non-conformist before that became stylish.

Eliza Frances “Fanny” Andrews was born in Washington, Georgia, in 1840. Among the first stu...
May 23, 1914

Celestine Sibley

She was a Southern icon whose byline appeared in the Atlanta Constitution for 58 years.

Celestine Sibley was born in Florida in 1914. She got...
April 09, 1907

Peyton Anderson

Peyton Anderson was born in 1907 in Macon with newspaper ink in his veins. His uncle edited and published the Macon Telegraph and later the Macon News...
November 08, 1900

Margaret Mitchell

She just wanted to be known as Mrs. John Marsh.

Margaret Mitchell was her maiden name. Born in Atlanta in 1900, she lived away from the city only ...

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