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

20th century

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May 21, 1941

Bobby Cox

He holds the dubious distinction of having been thrown out of more ballgames than anyone in baseball history—but few managers ever won more games.

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May 25, 1940

Crypt of Civilization

Here's something for Georgians to look forward to -- if you plan on being around 6,000 years from now. In 1936, a new phrase was born -- time capsule, thanks to...
August 11, 1938

FDR's Controversial Speech in Barnesville

Sometimes even the best politicians can make big mistakes. President Franklin Roosevelt took a risk on this day in 1938 in Barnesville, Georgia. Giving a speec...
May 09, 1937

Dave Prater

They were soul men long before the Blues Brothers.

Florida native Samuel Moore and Georgian David Prater were gospel music veterans when they joined...
March 29, 1937

Billy Carter

“Yes, I’m a real southern boy,” he told reporters. “I’ve got a red neck, white socks, and drink Blue Ribbon beer."

Billy Carter was born in...
July 09, 1936

Chattahoochee National Forest

Anyone who has ever taken a walk in the woods in north Georgia knows that the Chattahoochee National Forest is one of the state’s great treasures. But it wasn...
May 26, 1936

Fort Frederica

Long before the “World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” in Jacksonville, Georgia has always kept an eye on Florida.

Georgia founder James Ogl...
April 06, 1936

Gainesville Tornado of 1936

It was one of the worst weather-related disasters in Georgia history. The tornado that struck Gainesville on this day in 1936 was part of a devastating outbreak...
June 07, 1935

Harry Crews

He was hailed as a bold new Southern writer in the Southern Gothic tradition, with his books populated by strange characters in a brutal and darkly humorous Sou...
March 22, 1934

First Masters Tournament Begins

A Masters from Georgia. Not a degree in Athens –- a golf tournament in Augusta. And it was a hit off the first tee.

After golfer Bobby Jones ret...

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