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

19th century

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August 06, 1887

Woolfolk Murders

Five years before Lizzie Borden and her axe became famous, nine members of the Woolfolk family were killed with an axe at their home near Macon in Georgia's fir...
May 01, 1886

Jefferson Davis

It was a comeback tour for the man who had been Confederate president.

Jefferson Davis lived quietly at his Mississippi home in the decades after ...
May 10, 1884

Georgia Marble Company Founded

Peaches, peanuts, poultry: Georgia has a lot of all of them. But Pickens County has the most crystalline marble of any place in the world. One of the most highl...
June 19, 1877

Charles Coburn

He was one of those classic character actors from the golden age of Hollywood but you probably didn’t know his name.

Actor Charles Coburn was born ...
May 22, 1875

Lucy May Stanton

Her artwork hangs in distinguished company.

Lucy May Stanton was born in Atlanta in 1875. She grew up across the street from the Wren’s Nest, Joel...
April 22, 1872

Henrietta Dozier

She was the first female architect in Georgia and the first woman in the South to receive formal architectural training.

Henrietta Dozier was born i...
March 17, 1869

Corra Harris

Before Margaret Mitchell, before Flannery O’Connor, Georgia produced a female author who was just as famous in her day.

Corra Harris was born in El...
June 02, 1868

John Hope

Morehouse College and Atlanta University each once had a white president. John Hope changed that.

Hope was born in Augusta in 1868 to a white father...
August 01, 1866

John Ross

He was known as the Cherokee Moses, the man who fought against the removal of Cherokee Indians from north Georgia.

Though Chief John Ross was only o...
May 29, 1866

General Winfield Scott

When the Cherokees were removed from Georgia along the infamous Trail Of Tears, the man in charge was General Winfield Scott. The man known as old “Fuss and ...

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