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

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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 ...

May 07, 1738

George Whitefield

One of the most popular preachers in England and America in the 18th century first arrived in Savannah on this day in 1738.

George Whitefield was bo...
March 23, 1734

Georgia Indians in England

Georgia Indians traveling to London in 1734 was hardly an everyday thing.

One year after James Oglethorpe founded the Georgia colony, he returned t...
July 12, 1733

John Percival, Earl of Egmont

Next to James Oglethorpe, he was the most important person in founding the Georgia colony.

John Percival was born in County Cork, Ireland, and was e...
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...
March 05, 1727

Lachlan McIntosh

He was a Revolutionary leader involved in the most famous duel in Georgia history.

Lachlan McIntosh was born in Scotland in 1727 and came to Georgia...
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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