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

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September 25, 1946

Robert Benham

When Robert Benham was appointed the first African American on the Georgia Supreme Court, it was only one of a long line of firsts.

Benham was born in ...

April 12, 1945

FDR Dies at Little White House

Everyone remembered where they were when they heard the news: the president is dead. On this day in 1945, President Franklin Roosevelt died at the Little White...
August 24, 1942

Max Cleland

A Georgia hero was born in Atlanta on this day in 1942.

Joseph Maxwell Cleland -- “Max” -- grew up in Lithonia. While enrolled at Emory, Cleland...
August 11, 1938

FDR's Controversial Speech in Barnesville

Sometimes even the best politicians can make big mistakes. President Franklin Roosevelt took a risk on this day in 1938 in Barnesville, Georgia. Giving a speec...
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...

January 21, 1931

Eliza Frances Andrews

She was a non-conformist before that became stylish.

Eliza Frances “Fanny” Andrews was born in Washington, Georgia, in 1840. Among the first stu...
May 15, 1925

Carl Sanders

George Wallace he most definitely was not.

Carl Sanders was born in 1925 in Augusta. He served in the Air Force in World War II, then returned to th...
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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March 10, 1924

Tom Murphy

For 28 years, if Mr. Tom said no, state legislation didn’t pass.

Tom Murphy was born in 1924 in Bremen and graduated from North Georgia College. H...
November 21, 1922

Rebecca Latimer Felton

Georgia steadfastly opposed women’s suffrage, so no one ever expected the first woman in the U.S. Senate to be from Georgia. But that’s what happened on thi...

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