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October 11, 1927

Lindbergh Day

He made history when he flew solo across the Atlantic. On this day in 1927, just months after his historic flight, Charles Lindbergh arrived in Atlanta for L...

October 01, 1924

Jimmy Carter

He's the only Georgian to ever be elected president of the United States, Jimmy Carter was born in Plains and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy.

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October 02, 1918

Spanish Flu

It killed more Americans than all of our 20th century wars combined. When 138 soldiers at Camp Gordon in Atlanta were hit with it this day in 1918...

April 17, 1917

World War I in Georgia

When America entered World War I, Georgia entered a new era in which the military began to loom large in our state.

In 1917, Georgia already had fiv...
April 25, 1898

Spanish-American War in Georgia

"Remember the Maine" - three simple words that helped propel the United States into a major conflict with Spain. And Georgians played an important role in it. ...
November 02, 1897

Richard B. Russell

He was one of the most powerful Americans of the 20th century and served in public office for more than half of it.

Richard Brevard Russell, Jr., born...

October 30, 1897

Von Gammon

Can you imagine Saturday afternoons in autumn without college football in Georgia? It almost happened.

On this day in 1897, UGA player Richard Von ...
April 23, 1897

Lucius Clay

He was the architect of one of the most remarkable logistical feats in history -- and one of the most humane.

Lucius Clay was born in Marietta in 189...
January 29, 1878

Walter F. George

The son of sharecroppers in Webster County became one of the longest serving U.S. senators in Georgia history.

Walter F. George graduated from Mer...
February 15, 1877

Thornwell Jacobs

General James Oglethorpe founded the colony of Georgia, but his grave had been lost in England until it was found by the man who also re-founded Oglethorpe Univ...

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