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

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January 05, 2009

Griffin Bell

He may be best remembered as Jimmy Carter’s Attorney General, but Griffin Bell was a giant in the legal profession long before that.

Born in rural ...
May 20, 2008

Hamilton Jordan

It may be the Jordan River, but Jimmy Carter’s chief of staff’s name was pronounced “Jerden.”

Born in 1944, Hamilton Jordan always loved poli...
November 23, 2005

Georgia Aquarium

It was a whale of a deal for Georgia. It holds 10 million gallons of water and is the largest one of its kind in the world, and it was a gift to the people of ...
September 01, 2004

Zell Miller

He was called "Zig–Zag" for a reason.

As a politician, Zell Miller has always been flexible. So it shouldn't have been a surp...

June 08, 2004

G-8 Summit in Georgia

The President was on Sea Island on this day 2004 for the annual Group of 8, or G-8 Summit.

President George W. Bush welcomed the leaders of the world...
February 02, 2002

Arthur Blank

From DIY to the NFL, Arthur Blank has scored big.

Born in Flushing, New York In 1942, he went to work for his father’s small pharmaceutical compan...
October 22, 2001

Howard Finster

Howard Finster saw things; he literally had visions. They inspired him to create a universe of unusual paintings, sculptures, and drawings. A self-taught fol...