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June 9, 1732
Georgia began as an idea, the brainchild of James Oglethorpe and several other Englishmen who wanted to establish a new British settlement between...
June 4, 1738
He watched America being born and was its last king. On this day in 1738 at Windsor Castle, Frederick, the Prince of Wales, and his wife Princess...
July 7, 1742
Georgia might have become a Spanish colony had it not been for the Battle of Bloody Marsh, fought on this day in 1742. The battle on St. Simon’s...
August 7, 1742
A Revolutionary War hero, born on this day, played a critical role in helping Georgia defeat the British. Nathanael Greene, George Washington's top...
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...
October 25, 1760
Our state still bears his name, but King George II never set foot here. He was born in Germany and when he succeeded his father, George I, in 1727,...
March 18, 1766
The Stamp Act was supposed to raise money to pay off the country’s enormous debt following eight years of war, but instead it started a revolution....
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...
August 10, 1774
On this day in 1774, revolutionaries were plotting at Tondee's Tavern in Savannah. Thirty men, calling themselves the “Sons of Liberty,” gathered to...
January 22, 1776
Theodore Roosevelt’s great-great-grandfather was Georgia’s first chief executive. Archibald Bulloch was born in Charleston in 1730 and moved to...
August 2, 1776
Georgia joined The United States on August 2, 1776, the same day that Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, and George Walton signed the Declaration of...
December 19, 1776
In 1776, Georgia patriots, like other Americans during the Revolution, battled not only the British, but demoralization when things went badly…. Or,...
May 16, 1777
His John Hancock is rarer than John Hancock’s. Born in England in 1735, Button Gwinnett came to Savannah 30 years later. He bought St. Catherine’s...
February 14, 1779
Georgians weren’t feeling the love, even if it was Valentine’s Day. The Battle of Kettle Creek was fought during the American Revolution on this day...
October 9, 1779
Casimir Pulaski came from Poland to fight in the American Revolution and is one of only seven people to be granted honorary U.S. citizenship. Pulaski...