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

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May 06, 2003

Carl Isaacs Executed

Truman Capote made the Clutter family murders in Kansas famous in his book In Cold Blood. Georgia’s counterpart was the Alday family murders, one of th...
May 02, 1981

Murder in Savannah Inspires Bestselling Book

In Savannah it's "the book." John Berendt’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil was published in January 1994. The non-fiction account of antiques ...
October 14, 1964

MLK Wins the Nobel Prize

He was the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

Martin Luther King, Jr., was born in Atlanta in 1929 as Michael Luther King. His father l...

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...

April 27, 1927

Coretta Scott King

She was the first woman and first African-American to lie in state at the Georgia State Capitol rotunda.

Coretta Scott was born in 1927 in Alabama an...
October 06, 1921

Joseph Lowery

Clashes with the Ku Klux Klan began Joseph Lowery's life long fight for equality.

The man who became one of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s chief lie...

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...
July 29, 1912

Clarence Jordan Born

The good work of Habitat for Humanity can be traced back to a progressive religious leader born on this day in 1912.

Clarence Jordan was born in Ta...
August 05, 1889

Conrad Aiken

A childhood tragedy would haunt poet and author Conrad Aiken all of his life, and provide the psychological foundation for much of his writing.

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