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

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July 03, 1918

Ernest Vandiver

He was one Southern governor who chose not to stand in the schoolhouse door.

Ernest Vandiver was born in Canon, Georgia, in 1918 and graduated from ...
June 26, 1918

Prohibition - Georgia Ratifies 18th Amendment

Americans may love individual liberties, but there is a social engineering streak in some of us a mile wide—and when reformers can’t persuade, they try to p...
April 17, 1917

World War I in Georgia

When America entered World War I, Georgia entered a new era in which the military began to loom large in our state.

In 1917, Georgia already had fiv...
August 17, 1915

Leo Frank Lynching

One of the darkest episodes in Georgia history, the lynching of Leo Frank in Marietta, occurred on this day in 1915. Frank was convicted in 1913 of murdering...

May 08, 1915

Henry McNeal Turner

Mixing religion and politics worked out well for Henry McNeal Turner.

Free-born in South Carolina in 1834, he was educated by white attorneys at a ...
May 23, 1914

Celestine Sibley

She was a Southern icon whose byline appeared in the Atlanta Constitution for 58 years.

Celestine Sibley was born in Florida in 1914. She got...
July 28, 1913

Leo Frank Trial

Leo Frank went on trial for his life on this day in 1913.

Frank, a New York Jew, was manager of the National Pencil Factory in Atlanta, accused of r...
July 29, 1912

Clarence Jordan Born

The good work of Habitat for Humanity can be traced back to a progressive religious leader born on this day in 1912.

Clarence Jordan was born in Ta...
December 21, 1911

Josh Gibson

He was known as the black Babe Ruth, and some consider him baseball’s all-time home run king.

Josh Gibson was born in Buena Vista, Georgia, in 191...
March 31, 1911

Alfred Iverson, Jr.

He captured the highest-ranking Union officer taken prisoner during the Civil War.

Alfred Iverson, Jr., was born in 1829 in Clinton, Georgia, in Jon...

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