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

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April 20, 1824

Alfred Colquitt

Alfred Colquitt had an imposing resume: Ivy League graduate, Mexican War veteran, Confederate general, congressman, governor and senator.

Born in W...
April 01, 1812

Tunis Campbell

He was one of the first Georgians to attempt to create a truly color-blind society after the Civil War.

Tunis Campbell was born in New Jersey in 181...
March 19, 1806

James Jackson

It started as a swindle and ended up as a landmark Supreme Court case.

In 1795, Georgia passed the Yazoo Land Act, selling 35 million acres of weste...
May 11, 1803

Georgia's First Land Lottery

Georgia’s lottery is nothing new. Between 1805 and 1833, the state held eight land lotteries. Seventy-five percent of Georgia was sold to roughly 100,000 peop...
January 27, 1785

University of Georgia Chartered

"Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives." So said Jam...

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