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

American Revolution

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January 22, 1776

Archibald Bulloch

Theodore Roosevelt’s great-great-grandfather was Georgia’s first chief executive.

Archibald Bulloch was born in Charleston in 1730 and moved to ...
August 10, 1774

Sons of Liberty Meet in Savannah

On this day in 1774, revolutionaries were plotting at Tondee's Tavern in Savannah. Thirty men, calling themselves the “Sons of Liberty,” gathered to plan Ge...
March 18, 1766

Stamp Act Repealed

The Stamp Act was supposed to raise money to pay off the country’s enormous debt following eight years of war, but instead it started a revolution.

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November 22, 1754

Abraham Baldwin

A theology degree from Yale led to chaplaincy in the Army for New England-born Abraham Baldwin. After the war, he followed his friend Nathanael Greene to Georg...
August 07, 1742

Nathanael Greene

A Revolutionary War hero, born on this day, played a critical role in helping Georgia defeat the British.

Nathanael Greene, George Washington's top l...
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...
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 ...
March 05, 1727

Lachlan McIntosh

He was a Revolutionary leader involved in the most famous duel in Georgia history.

Lachlan McIntosh was born in Scotland in 1727 and came to Georgia...

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