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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 21, 1981

Atlanta Child Murders

In July 1979, two 14-year-old boys went missing. When police found the bodies of Edward Hope Smith and Alfred Evans, it began a two-year nightmare that held Atl...
June 14, 1923

Fiddlin’ John Carson

Farmer, railroad worker, horse jockey, moonshiner and country music’s first big star -- that was John William Carson.

Fannin County native fiddlin...
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...

July 28, 1913

Leo Frank Trial

Leo Frank went on trial for his life on this day in 1913.

Frank, a New York Jew, was manager of the National Pencil Factory in Atlanta, accused of r...
August 06, 1887

Woolfolk Murders

Five years before Lizzie Borden and her axe became famous, nine members of the Woolfolk family were killed with an axe at their home near Macon in Georgia's fir...