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

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December 03, 1832

John Forsyth

Only two Georgians have served as Secretary of State. John Forsyth was one of them.

Born in Virginia in 1780, Forsyth went to school in Wilkes Count...
December 01, 1824

William Crawford

A man who killed a political opponent in a duel nearly became the first president from Georgia, long before Jimmy Carter.

William Crawford began his...
April 20, 1824

Alfred Colquitt

Alfred Colquitt had an imposing resume: Ivy League graduate, Mexican War veteran, Confederate general, congressman, governor and senator.

Born in W...
April 02, 1814

Henry L. Benning

A U.S. Army fort in Columbus is named for a man who waged war against the U.S. Army.

Henry Benning, born in Columbia County, was one of Georgia’s ...
January 12, 1798

James Jackson

James Jackson was a pugnacious politician with a fiery temper.

Born in England in 1756, he came to Savannah as a teen and fought in the American Rev...
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 ...
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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