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

18th century

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June 04, 1738

George III Born

He watched America being born and was its last king. On this day in 1738 at Windsor Castle, Frederick, the Prince of Wales, and his wife Princess Augusta had th...
May 07, 1738

George Whitefield

One of the most popular preachers in England and America in the 18th century first arrived in Savannah on this day in 1738.

George Whitefield was bo...
March 23, 1734

Georgia Indians in England

Georgia Indians traveling to London in 1734 was hardly an everyday thing.

One year after James Oglethorpe founded the Georgia colony, he returned t...
March 12, 1734

German Salzburgers Arrive in Georgia

Their arrival in Georgia on this date in 1734 heralded the beginning of one of the most culturally distinctive communities in Georgia.

The Catholic ...
July 11, 1733

First Jewish Settlers in Georgia

They were originally banned from the Georgia colony, but when 42 Jewish immigrants from Europe arrived in Savannah on this day in 1733, James Oglethorpe welcome...

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