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December 8, 1765
King Cotton wound up owing Eli Whitney a lot. Born in 1765 in Massachusetts, the unemployed Yale graduate came South for a teaching job. When that...
May 3, 1816
He was a Georgia native responsible for turning Robert E. Lee’s plantation into a national cemetery. Montgomery Meigs was born in Augusta in 1816 and...
October 27, 1828
It was October and the trees were golden...and not just the trees. Benjamin Parks was walking through the woods of north Georgia when he kicked a...
March 16, 1841
This Connecticut carpetbagger turned out to be mighty welcome. Henry Tift was born in 1841 in Mystic, Connecticut. After the Civil War, he came to...
December 30, 1851
He took Coca-Cola from the drug store to Main Street, and endowed a great university. Asa Candler was born in Villa Rica in 1851. While working as a...
June 28, 1863
His companies, and the money they made, impact Georgia to this day. William Clark Bradley was born in 1863 on an Alabama cotton plantation. He moved...
May 10, 1884
Peaches, peanuts, poultry: Georgia has a lot of all of them. But Pickens County has the most crystalline marble of any place in the world. One of the...
August 16, 1888
He created the pause that refreshes. John Stith Pemberton was born in Knoxville, Georgia in 1831 and grew up in Rome. In 1850, he graduated from a...
December 6, 1889
Coca-Cola is now a worldwide phenomenon, but the man responsible took over when the company was still struggling. Robert Woodruff was born in...
October 21, 1891
His name became a synonym for the New South.Henry Grady was born in 1850 in Athens. After graduating from the University of Georgia, Grady published...
September 18, 1895
On this day in 1895, President Grover Cleveland threw an electric switch at his Massachusetts home and officially opened the Atlanta Cotton States...
March 13, 1902
In Gainesville, chickens rule the roost, thanks to a native son who made Gainesville the poultry capital of the world. Jesse Jewell was born in 1902...
August 12, 1909
How much would you pay to kill a pest? On this day in 1909, the Georgia General Assembly formally asked the U.S. Congress for a $5 million prize to...
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...
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...