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

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October 13, 1885

Georgia Tech Founded

A Ramblin’ Wreck is more than just a snappy nickname for Georgia Tech. It speaks to the very reason the school was created in the first place.

To...

November 13, 1884

Georgia State Capitol Construction Begins

It was built to look like the United States Capitol and is now a national historic landmark.

Georgia’s capital moved from Milledgeville to Atlan...
February 24, 1883

Atlanta Journal First Published

It was Atlanta’s most popular newspaper for almost 100 years.

The Atlanta Journal published its first edition in 1883 and the afternoon pap...
January 30, 1882

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born in Hyde Park, New York on this day in 1882, but perhaps no other president besides Jimmy Carter had such strong Georgia ties....
January 29, 1878

Walter F. George

The son of sharecroppers in Webster County became one of the longest serving U.S. senators in Georgia history.

Walter F. George graduated from Mer...
June 19, 1877

Charles Coburn

He was one of those classic character actors from the golden age of Hollywood but you probably didn’t know his name.

Actor Charles Coburn was born ...
February 15, 1877

Thornwell Jacobs

General James Oglethorpe founded the colony of Georgia, but his grave had been lost in England until it was found by the man who also re-founded Oglethorpe Univ...
May 22, 1875

Lucy May Stanton

Her artwork hangs in distinguished company.

Lucy May Stanton was born in Atlanta in 1875. She grew up across the street from the Wren’s Nest, Joel...
April 22, 1872

Henrietta Dozier

She was the first female architect in Georgia and the first woman in the South to receive formal architectural training.

Henrietta Dozier was born i...
March 17, 1869

Corra Harris

Before Margaret Mitchell, before Flannery O’Connor, Georgia produced a female author who was just as famous in her day.

Corra Harris was born in El...

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