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Winner of two 2013 Emmy Awards from the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

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

Olympics

April 18, 1983

Cheryl Haworth

She is one of the strongest women in the world, becoming a national champion and Olympic medalist while still a teenager.

Cheryl Haworth was born in...
November 07, 1972

Andrew Young

If there was a Mt. Rushmore for civil rights icons, Andrew Young would be on it. But his achievements go well beyond civil rights: Young has served as congre...
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...
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...