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

Eighteenth century

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October 09, 1779

Casimir Pulaski

Casimir Pulaski came from Poland to fight in the American Revolution and is one of only seven people to be granted honorary U.S. citizenship.

Pulaski w...

September 16, 1779

Siege of Savannah

On September 16, 1779, the Siege of Savannah began during the American Revolution.

Captured in December 1778, Geor...

February 14, 1779

Battle of Kettle Creek

Georgians weren’t feeling the love, even if it was Valentine’s Day.

The Battle of Kettle Creek was fought during the American Revolution on this ...
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...
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...
December 08, 1765

Eli Whitney

King Cotton wound up owing Eli Whitney a lot.

Born in 1765 in Massachusetts, the unemployed Yale graduate came South for a teaching job. When that d...
October 25, 1760

George II

Our state still bears his name, but King George II never set foot here.

He was born in Germany and when he succeeded his father, George I, in 172...
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...
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 ...

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