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October 30, 1897
Can you imagine Saturday afternoons in autumn without college football in Georgia? It almost happened. On this day in 1897, UGA player Richard Von...
July 6, 1901
It was easy to get Charles McCartney’s goat. Born in Iowa in 1901, McCartney got hurt working for the New Deal WPA in 1935. A religious awakening led...
August 26, 1903
The first Georgian to win the Pulitzer Prize in fiction was a woman who never went to college. Caroline Miller was born in Waycross and published her...
December 17, 1903
His novels captured the desperation of poverty in Georgia and seared that image into the American psyche. Erskine Caldwell was born in Coweta County...
January 4, 1905
You may not have known his name, but you couldn’t miss his voice, especially when he played a small cartoon bear -- and that was just one of over 150...
February 7, 1905
Before Vince Dooley became synonymous with Georgia football, there was Wally Butts. Known as the “Little Round Man,” Butts was born in Milledgeville...
September 6, 1905
He began life as a slave but, at 47, Alonzo Herndon started the company that became one of America’s most successful black-owned businesses. Alonzo...
August 21, 1907
It was a major blow to the rights of black Georgians. At the same time, a new phrase was born – the Grandfather Clause. In 1907, Georgia Governor...
November 11, 1908
He was one of only three people inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach. Robert Lee “Bobby” Dodd was a four-...
September 22, 1909
Lamar Dodd's paintings evoked "Georgia, Georgia, Georgia," according to one New York art critic. Born in Fairburn and raised in LaGrange, Dodd...
November 18, 1909
“Moon River,” “Jeepers Creepers,” “Accentuate the Positive” -- Savannah native John Herndon Mercer wrote those songs and a thousand more like them,...
May 30, 1910
He was called the “World’s Fastest Human,” and he excelled on and off the track. Ralph Metcalfe was born in Atlanta in 1910 and became one of the...
January 8, 1911
Her fame rested on one indelible performance: a slave who lacked the midwifery skills to help Melanie Hamilton. Thelma McQueen was born in Florida in...
December 21, 1911
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 1911...
August 25, 1913
"We have met the enemy and he is us." The cartoonist who gave us that famous quote was born on this day in 1913, in Philadelphia. Walt Kelly worked...