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December 08, 1765

Eli Whitney

King Cotton wound up owing Eli Whitney a lot.

Born in 1765 in Massachusetts, the unemployed Yale graduate came South for a teaching job. When that d...
May 17, 1749

Slavery in Colonial Georgia

At a time when slavery thrived in the American colonies, Georgia, you may be surprised, was alone in banning it. But it wasn’t a moral decision.

T...
October 05, 1739

Tomochichi

When James Oglethorpe and the English colonists arrived in Georgia in 1733, Tomochichi was here to greet them.  It was his artful diplomacy between the ...

October 18, 1735

Scottish Highlanders

On this day in 1735, a group of Scottish Highlanders sailed from Inverness, Scotland aboard the Prince of Wales, bound for Georgia.

They disem...

July 11, 1733

First Jewish Settlers in Georgia

They were originally banned from the Georgia colony, but when 42 Jewish immigrants from Europe arrived in Savannah on this day in 1733, James Oglethorpe welcome...
June 09, 1732

Georgia Charter Issued to Trustees

Georgia began as an idea, the brainchild of James Oglethorpe and several other Englishmen who wanted to establish a new British settlement between the Savannah ...
September 29, 1526

Lucas Vasquez de Ayllon

Long before Plymouth, or Jamestown or even St. Augustine, there was another settlement in North American: the very first European attempt to establish a perm...

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