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

twentieth century

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September 04, 1932

Vince Dooley

When you think Georgia Bulldogs, you probably think Vince Dooley. The legendary football coach's long shadow didn't just touch the University of Georgia, but c...
March 03, 1932

Joseph M. Brown

He was the son of a Georgia governor and served two terms as governor himself.

Joseph M. Brown was born in Canton in 1851. His father Joseph E. Brow...
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...
December 10, 1930

Eastern Airlines

Eastern Airlines flew into the sunset in 1991, but it helped make Atlanta the transportation and commercial capital of the South.

The airline began...
September 27, 1930

Bobby Jones

Tiger Woods hasn't done it. Jack Nicklaus didn't do it. But Atlanta's Bobby Jones did.  On this date in 1930, Jones became the first and onl...

September 23, 1930

Ray Charles

What Georgian doesn't feel a tinge of pride every time we hear Ray Charles sing “Georgia on my Mind”?  It's Georgia's official s...

December 25, 1929

Fox Theatre Opens

It’s one of Georgia’s great architectural treasures, and it opened on Christmas day in 1929.

The Fabulous Fox Theatre on the corner of Peachtree...
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...

February 26, 1926

Tiger Flowers

He took a Bible with him into the ring. Dubbed the “Georgia Deacon,” he was the first black boxer to be middleweight champion of the world.

Theod...
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 ...

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