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

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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 03, 1924

FDR and Warm Springs

Warm Springs soothed his body and restored his spirit. Franklin D. Roosevelt made his first visit to the healing waters on this day in 1924.

Roosevelt ...

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...

August 12, 1909

Boll Weevil in Georgia

How much would you pay to kill a pest?

On this day in 1909, the Georgia General Assembly formally asked the U.S. Congress for a $5 million prize to t...
February 01, 1898

Leila Denmark

She lived by two rules: love what you do and eat right. It clearly worked for Leila Denmark. At the age of 103, she was the oldest practicing pediatrician in ...
September 03, 1888

Thomas Milton Rivers

Viruses and bacteria are two very different things. We know that now thanks to a pioneering scientist born in Jonesboro.

Known as the father of ...

February 20, 1888

Ben Epps

Just four years after the Wright brothers, he was the first person to build and fly an airplane in Georgia.

Ben Epps was born in Oconee County in 18...
October 13, 1885

Georgia Tech Founded

A Ramblin’ Wreck is more than just a snappy nickname for Georgia Tech. It speaks to the very reason the school was created in the first place.

To...

January 30, 1882

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born in Hyde Park, New York on this day in 1882, but perhaps no other president besides Jimmy Carter had such strong Georgia ties....
December 30, 1851

Asa Candler

He took Coca-Cola from the drug store to Main Street, and endowed a great university. Asa Candler was born in Villa Rica in 1851. While working as a pharmacist ...

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