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April 22, 1872
She was the first female architect in Georgia and the first woman in the South to receive formal architectural training. Henrietta Dozier was born in...
February 15, 1877
General James Oglethorpe founded the colony of Georgia, but his grave had been lost in England until it was found by the man who also re-founded...
February 24, 1883
It was Atlanta’s most popular newspaper for almost 100 years. The Atlanta Journal published its first edition in 1883 and the afternoon paper quickly...
November 13, 1884
It was built to look like the United States Capitol and is now a national historic landmark. Georgia’s capital moved from Milledgeville to Atlanta in...
May 1, 1886
It was a comeback tour for the man who had been Confederate president. Jefferson Davis lived quietly at his Mississippi home in the decades after the...
November 9, 1886
War can make or break a man. The Civil War made John Brown Gordon. Born in Upson County in 1832, he was managing his father’s coalmines in northwest...
February 20, 1888
Just four years after the Wright brothers, he was the first person to build and fly an airplane in Georgia. Ben Epps was born in Oconee County in...
September 24, 1889
Its beautiful campus has hosted more than 20 movies and TV shows. It opened in 1889 as the Decatur Female Seminary. As Agnes Scott College, it's...
March 1, 1890
When you help guide a city through a depression and then, later, guide it through the civil rights era...when you are responsible for Atlanta’s...
July 13, 1890
Abraham Lincoln was not the first Republican presidential candidate. It was Georgia native John Frémont who ran four years before Lincoln. 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 28, 1892
The rock of tradition versus the hard place of progress is an old Southern dilemma. John Donald Wade, born in Marshallville, knew it well. Wade’s...
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...
October 8, 1895
It doesn't get around much anymore, but the Liberty Bell came to Atlanta on this date in 1895 for the Cotton States Exposition. It almost didn't. The...
April 23, 1897
He was the architect of one of the most remarkable logistical feats in history -- and one of the most humane. Lucius Clay was born in Marietta in...