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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-...
November 18, 1909
“Moon River,” “Jeepers Creepers,” “Accentuate the Positive” -- Savannah native John Herndon Mercer wrote those songs and a thousand more like them,...
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...
May 8, 1915
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...
September 30, 1915
He was a high school dropout who would be governor. Born in Atlanta, Lester Maddox worked at the Bell Bomber factory in Marietta during World War II...
February 19, 1917
She helped create the literary genre known as “Southern Gothic.” But more than anything else, Carson McCullers wrote with penetrating insight about...
September 14, 1917
His writing still evokes the spirit of the north Georgia mountains.  Novelist and poet Byron Herbert Reece was born in Union County near Blood...
October 10, 1920
He won the first Heisman Trophy ever awarded to a southern college football player. But Frank Sinkwich might never have played at the University of...
December 14, 1920
The greatest college football player ever? Bear Bryant said he was. Even if he did play for Georgia. Charley Trippi was born in Pennsylvania in...
March 14, 1921
While $3.5 billion in sales a year, is not, as the saying has it, chicken feed, Truett Cathy’s family-owned corporation feeds a lot of people a lot...
October 6, 1921
Clashes with the Ku Klux Klan began Joseph Lowery's life long fight for equality. The man who became one of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s chief...
September 13, 1922
It was a giant step forward for Georgia women on this day in 1922.   Viola Napier of Bibb County and Bessie Kempton Crowell of Fulton County became...
September 7, 1923
One of the world's greatest women golfers, Mae Louise Suggs, was born in Atlanta. Comedian Bob Hope nicknamed her "Miss Sluggs." Golfer Ben Hogan...
July 17, 1924
Cold Sassy Tree, a coming of age tale set in turn of the century Georgia, was inspired by some bad news. Olive Ann Burns was a writer for the Atlanta...
October 3, 1924
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....