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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 ...
May 19, 2007

Steve Bartkowski

“Peachtree Bart” was the Atlanta Falcons answer to Broadway Joe and he was just what the struggling team needed.

Steve Bartkowski was born in De...
April 03, 2004

Dominique Wilkins

His basketball skills were so great that he was called the "human highlight film."

Dominique Wilkins was born in 1960 in France, where his father was...
February 02, 2002

Arthur Blank

From DIY to the NFL, Arthur Blank has scored big.

Born in Flushing, New York In 1942, he went to work for his father’s small pharmaceutical compan...
April 24, 1999

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

The largest state sports hall of fame in the country is here in Georgia.

The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame began in 1956, when the Georgia Athletic Co...
June 25, 1997

Atlanta Thrashers

If Atlanta loses one more hockey team, it will be a hat trick.

Hockey and the Deep South have always been something of a forced marriage. The Flames...
October 28, 1995

Braves Win the World Series

Ted Turner called them “America’s Team,” but for most of their time in Atlanta they were lovable losers.

The Braves played their first Atlanta ...
July 23, 1988

John Smoltz

John Smoltz was a major part of the Atlanta Braves championship teams of the 1990s.

Smoltz was born in Michigan in 1967. His favorite team, the Detr...
February 16, 1985

Phil Niekro

Knucksie won more games after age 40 than any pitcher in Major League history.

Phil Niekro, one of the most popular Atlanta Braves of all time, was ...
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...

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