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

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December 31, 1946

World War II and Georgia

World War II had a global impact and it transformed Georgia as well. Some 320,000 Georgians served in the U.S. Armed Forces during the war, and thousands of oth...
August 29, 1945

Wyomia Tyus

Wyomia Tyus was born to run. The Griffin native became the first athlete to win gold medals in the 100-yard dash in consecutive Olympics.

As a 15...
March 04, 1944

Eighth Air Force Bombs Berlin

It suffered the highest casualty rate of any American forces in World War II. The Eighth Air Force was organized in Savannah in January 1942 as part of the U.S....
January 31, 1944

Thomas Hardwick

Terrorism is not a new phenomenon, as we see in the story of former Georgia Governor Thomas Hardwick.

Born in Thomasville in 1872, Hardwick served ...
April 08, 1942

World War II: German U-Boat Attacks

The Nazis brought World War II to Georgia, when a German U-boat sank three ships off the coast in 1942.

The state seemed an unlikely target; it had ...
November 19, 1938

Ted Turner

Known affectionately as the “Mouth of the South, he created a TV and sports empire that dramatically altered the media landscape.

Robert Edward ...
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...
October 17, 1932

Paul Anderson

He was billed as the world’s strongest man and, during the Cold War, a convenient symbol of American power. 

Paul Anderson was born in Tocco...

December 10, 1930

Eastern Airlines

Eastern Airlines flew into the sunset in 1991, but it helped make Atlanta the transportation and commercial capital of the South.

The airline began...
June 12, 1930

Delta Begins Passenger Service to Atlanta

It grew from a crop-dusting company based in the Mississippi River delta and became one of Georgia’s most famous corporate residents.

Delta Air Li...

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