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

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June 15, 1826

Bill Arp

Missouri has Mark Twain. Georgia has Bill Arp, the pen name for Charles Henry Smith.

Born in Lawrenceville in 1826, Smith moved to Rome in 1851 to pr...
April 30, 1825

William McIntosh

On this day in 1825, 200 Creek warriors set fire to a plantation house, and shot and stabbed the owner to death. The owner was William McIntosh, a Creek Indian ...
October 05, 1739

Tomochichi

When James Oglethorpe and the English colonists arrived in Georgia in 1733, Tomochichi was here to greet them.  It was his artful diplomacy between the ...

May 07, 1738

George Whitefield

One of the most popular preachers in England and America in the 18th century first arrived in Savannah on this day in 1738.

George Whitefield was bo...
March 09, 1736

Charles Wesley

“Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “Christ the Lord is Risen Today,” “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” are among the greatest hymns ever written. All a...
March 23, 1734

Georgia Indians in England

Georgia Indians traveling to London in 1734 was hardly an everyday thing.

One year after James Oglethorpe founded the Georgia colony, he returned t...
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 ...
February 12, 1733

Georgia Colony Founded

After years of planning and two months crossing the Atlantic, James Oglethorpe and 114 colonists climbed 40 feet up the bluff from the Savannah River on this da...
September 29, 1526

Lucas Vasquez de Ayllon

Long before Plymouth, or Jamestown or even St. Augustine, there was another settlement in North American: the very first European attempt to establish a perm...

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