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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...
March 02, 2005

Leah Ward Sears

She has been superior in a lot of courts.

Leah Ward Sears was born into a military family in Germany in 1955. Her family eventually settled in Savann...
June 10, 2004

Georgia on My Mind

Hoagy Carmichael. Ray Charles. Two musicians, one from Indiana, one from Georgia, with at least one wonderful thing in common: “Georgia on My Mind.”
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...
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...
November 05, 2002

Sonny Perdue

He was the first Republican governor elected in Georgia in more than 130 years, but George “Sonny” Perdue III began his political life as a Democrat.
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July 18, 2000

Paul Coverdell

He was the first Republican Senator from Georgia since Reconstruction, but he made sure he wouldn’t be the last.

Paul Coverdell was born in Des Mo...
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...
January 25, 1999

Robert Shaw

The arts, he said, are not the privilege of the few, but the necessity of us all. Robert Shaw put the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - and Chorus - on the internat...

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