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

Civic Ideals and Practices

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December 19, 1776

Thomas Paine

In 1776, Georgia patriots, like other Americans during the Revolution, battled not only the British, but demoralization when things went badly…. Or, in the wo...
August 02, 1776

Georgia Delegates Sign Declaration of Independence

Georgia joined The United States on August 2, 1776, the same day that Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, and George Walton signed the Declaration of Independence in ...
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 ...
December 16, 1769

Jesse Mercer

He wrote the section of Georgia’s constitution that guarantees religious liberty to its citizens.

Jesse Mercer was born in North Carolina in 1769 a...
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Stamp Act Repealed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...

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