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

20th Century

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February 17, 1936

Jim Brown

He was one of the greatest – if not the greatest - running backs to ever play the game of football.

Jim Brown was born on St. Simons in 1936. At S...
February 11, 1936

Burt Reynolds

It started with Deliverance in 1972. From there, Burt Reynolds “delivered” a lot of film business to the state of Georgia.

As he was bec...
June 07, 1935

Harry Crews

He was hailed as a bold new Southern writer in the Southern Gothic tradition, with his books populated by strange characters in a brutal and darkly humorous Sou...
March 22, 1934

First Masters Tournament Begins

A Masters from Georgia. Not a degree in Athens –- a golf tournament in Augusta. And it was a hit off the first tee.

After golfer Bobby Jones ret...
August 20, 1933

Georgians at Chicago World's Fair

On August 20, 1933, Governor Eugene Talmadge led 500 Georgians to Chicago's Second World's Fair, where it was Georgia Day.

The fair was officially k...
January 10, 1933

Eugene Talmadge

Eugene Talmadge ran for Georgia governor five times. He won four. He served three and was, to put it mildly, quite a character.

Born near Forsyth in...
December 05, 1932

Little Richard

Richard Wayne Penniman is not a name most people associate with the beginning of rock n' roll, but few people did more to make rock one of the hearthstones of 2...
October 17, 1932

Paul Anderson

He was billed as the world’s strongest man and, during the Cold War, a convenient symbol of American power. 

Paul Anderson was born in Tocco...

September 04, 1932

Vince Dooley

When you think Georgia Bulldogs, you probably think Vince Dooley. The legendary football coach's long shadow didn't just touch the University of Georgia, but c...
March 03, 1932

Joseph M. Brown

He was the son of a Georgia governor and served two terms as governor himself.

Joseph M. Brown was born in Canton in 1851. His father Joseph E. Brow...

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