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

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May 26, 1936

Fort Frederica

Long before the “World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” in Jacksonville, Georgia has always kept an eye on Florida.

Georgia founder James Ogl...
July 07, 1742

Battle of Bloody Marsh

Georgia might have become a Spanish colony had it not been for the Battle of Bloody Marsh, fought on this day in 1742.

The battle on St. Simon’s I...
June 04, 1738

George III Born

He watched America being born and was its last king. On this day in 1738 at Windsor Castle, Frederick, the Prince of Wales, and his wife Princess Augusta had th...
July 12, 1733

John Percival, Earl of Egmont

Next to James Oglethorpe, he was the most important person in founding the Georgia colony.

John Percival was born in County Cork, Ireland, and was e...