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

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November 23, 2005

Georgia Aquarium

It was a whale of a deal for Georgia. It holds 10 million gallons of water and is the largest one of its kind in the world, and it was a gift to the people of ...
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 Networkâ€...
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...
December 31, 1946

World War II and Georgia

World War II had a global impact and it transformed Georgia as well. Some 320,000 Georgians served in the U.S. Armed Forces during the war, and thousands of oth...
December 07, 1946

Winecoff Hotel Fire

The Titanic was supposed to be unsinkable and the Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta was supposed to be 100 percent fireproof, so there was no need for fire alarm...
July 01, 1946

Centers for Disease Control

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -– the CDC -- is located in Atlanta thanks to a pest.

During World War II, the Office of Malaria Con...
March 04, 1944

Eighth Air Force Bombs Berlin

It suffered the highest casualty rate of any American forces in World War II. The Eighth Air Force was organized in Savannah in January 1942 as part of the U.S....
May 25, 1940

Crypt of Civilization

Here's something for Georgians to look forward to -- if you plan on being around 6,000 years from now. In 1936, a new phrase was born -- time capsule, thanks to...
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...

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