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September 29, 1526
Long before Plymouth, or Jamestown or even St. Augustine, there was another settlement in North American: the very first European attempt to...
July 11, 1733
They were originally banned from the Georgia colony, but when 42 Jewish immigrants from Europe arrived in Savannah on this day in 1733, James...
December 2, 1737
John Wesley lost his labor of love when he came to Georgia. The founder of the Methodist Church was born in England in 1703, becoming a strict man of...
October 5, 1739
When James Oglethorpe and the English colonists arrived in Georgia in 1733, Tomochichi was here to greet them.  It was his artful diplomacy between...
November 22, 1754
A theology degree from Yale led to chaplaincy in the Army for New England-born Abraham Baldwin. After the war, he followed his friend Nathanael...
December 16, 1769
He wrote the section of Georgia’s constitution that guarantees religious liberty to its citizens. Jesse Mercer was born in North Carolina in 1769 and...
January 27, 1785
"Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives."...
November 20, 1785
He was the last Georgia governor who answered to the King. James Wright, born in London in 1716, came to South Carolina as a teenager when his father...
October 19, 1790
Lyman Hall was an ordained minister, a doctor and one of three Georgians to sign the Declaration of Independence, quite a resume for a man born in...
January 28, 1791
Southern benefactor she was, Southern belle she was not. She nurtured the oldest public art museum in the South. Mary Telfair was born in Augusta on...
January 17, 1796
Georgia and its cotton industry may well have gone off the tracks if it hadn’t been for William Washington Gordon. In 1835, Gordon was instrumental...
March 19, 1806
It started as a swindle and ended up as a landmark Supreme Court case. In 1795, Georgia passed the Yazoo Land Act, selling 35 million acres of...
September 8, 1807
Horace King, one of the most renowned bridge builders in Georgia and American history, was born a slave in Chesterfield, South Carolina. His owner,...
November 27, 1809
She was an outspoken opponent of slavery who married one of the largest slaveholders in the South. Frances Anne “Fanny” Kemble was born in London in...
April 1, 1812
He was one of the first Georgians to attempt to create a truly color-blind society after the Civil War. Tunis Campbell was born in New Jersey in 1812...