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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 12, 1798

James Jackson

James Jackson was a pugnacious politician with a fiery temper.

Born in England in 1756, he came to Savannah as a teen and fought in the American Rev...
May 12, 1791

George Washington Visits

As first president, George Washington was the living symbol of the independent United States. After his inauguration, he embarked on a grand tour designed to ce...
October 19, 1790

Lyman Hall

Lyman Hall was an ordained minister, a doctor and one of three Georgians to sign the Declaration of Independence, quite a resume for a man born in Connecticu...

January 02, 1788

Georgia Ratifies the U.S. Constitution

The U.S. Constitution has always been contentious. Our sacred charter was born in controversy and remains so to this day.

Georgia elected six delegat...
February 10, 1787

William Few

He was the other signer from Georgia of the U.S. Constitution.

William Few was born in 1748 in Maryland and moved to Richmond County near Aug...
November 20, 1785

James Wright

He was the last Georgia governor who answered to the King.

James Wright, born in London in 1716, came to South Carolina as a teenager when his fathe...
January 06, 1785

Samuel Elbert

Samuel Elbert had every reason to support the British during the American Revolution. A successful and conservative Savannah businessman, he might favor securi...
June 05, 1781

American Patriots Capture Augusta

Georgians might have been speaking with a different accent had it not been for a key Patriot victory in Augusta during the American Revolution.

In ...
October 09, 1779

Casimir Pulaski

Casimir Pulaski came from Poland to fight in the American Revolution and is one of only seven people to be granted honorary U.S. citizenship.

Pulaski w...

September 16, 1779

Siege of Savannah

On September 16, 1779, the Siege of Savannah began during the American Revolution.

Captured in December 1778, Geor...

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