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

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December 10, 1930

Eastern Airlines

Eastern Airlines flew into the sunset in 1991, but it helped make Atlanta the transportation and commercial capital of the South.

The airline began...
September 27, 1930

Bobby Jones

Tiger Woods hasn't done it. Jack Nicklaus didn't do it. But Atlanta's Bobby Jones did.  On this date in 1930, Jones became the first and onl...

September 23, 1930

Ray Charles

What Georgian doesn't feel a tinge of pride every time we hear Ray Charles sing “Georgia on my Mind”?  It's Georgia's official s...

June 12, 1930

Delta Begins Passenger Service to Atlanta

It grew from a crop-dusting company based in the Mississippi River delta and became one of Georgia’s most famous corporate residents.

Delta Air Li...
February 27, 1930

Joanne Woodward

She gave the performance of a lifetime in just her third film—and won an Oscar at 27.

Joanne Woodward was born in Thomasville and grew up there an...
December 25, 1929

Fox Theatre Opens

It’s one of Georgia’s great architectural treasures, and it opened on Christmas day in 1929.

The Fabulous Fox Theatre on the corner of Peachtree...
May 18, 1928

Pernell Roberts

As an actor, he was defined by two roles: the eldest of Ben Cartwright’s sons and the chief of medicine at a San Francisco hospital.

Pernell Rober...
October 11, 1927

Lindbergh Day

He made history when he flew solo across the Atlantic. On this day in 1927, just months after his historic flight, Charles Lindbergh arrived in Atlanta for L...

June 18, 1927

George Heery

As was said of the great architect Christopher Wren, if you wish to know his legacy, look around you.

George Heery was born in Athens in 1927. After...
April 10, 1926

Junior Samples

Was he an actor? Not hardly. Could he read cue cards and remember lines? Not so hot. Was he a Hee Haw star anyhow? Just mention BR-549.

Alvin...

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