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October 17, 1932
He was billed as the world’s strongest man and, during the Cold War, a convenient symbol of American power.  Paul Anderson was born in Toccoa,...
August 29, 1945
Wyomia Tyus was born to run. The Griffin native became the first athlete to win gold medals in the 100-yard dash in consecutive Olympics. As a 15–...
November 7, 1972
If there was a Mt. Rushmore for civil rights icons, Andrew Young would be on it. But his achievements go well beyond civil rights: Young has served...
April 18, 1983
She is one of the strongest women in the world, becoming a national champion and Olympic medalist while still a teenager. Cheryl Haworth was born in...