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

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October 28, 1995

Braves Win the World Series

Ted Turner called them “America’s Team,” but for most of their time in Atlanta they were lovable losers.

The Braves played their first Atlanta ...
April 07, 1995

Georgia Peach: Official State Fruit

Georgia is called the Peach State, but the fruit has been part of our history long before there was a Georgia.

Franciscan monks introduced peaches ...
September 17, 1994

"Ma" Rainey

Macon usually gets top billing when it comes to Georgia's musical heritage, but Columbus has a trump card – “Ma...

June 29, 1993

Georgia Lottery Began

This could be your lucky day and not just because you’re reading this.

In Georgia, lotteries have been around since the 18th century. Indian lands...
January 23, 1993

Thomas A. Dorsey

“Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” one of the most famous gospel songs ever written, was inspired by the personal tragedy of its author.

Thomas Dorse...
November 29, 1991

Frank Yerby

An African-American with a best-selling novel -- a book that was turned into a movie --- that was unheard of in the America of the late 1940s. Yet Frank Yerby ...
May 27, 1991

Ed Dodd

He combined the two great loves of his life into a comic strip that taught an entire generation about the great outdoors.

Ed Dodd was born in Lafaye...
April 11, 1990

Vidalia Onion: Georgia’s Official Veggie

When it comes to Vidalias, no one ever says “hold the onions.”

Looking for a new cash crop during the Great Depression, Mose Coleman of Toombs C...
July 23, 1988

John Smoltz

John Smoltz was a major part of the Atlanta Braves championship teams of the 1990s.

Smoltz was born in Michigan in 1967. His favorite team, the Detr...
November 28, 1987

R.E.M.

They were the quintessential college rock band of the 1980s, working in the town Rolling Stone called "the best college music scene in the country." Mich...

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