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August 20, 1933
On August 20, 1933, Governor Eugene Talmadge led 500 Georgians to Chicago's Second World's Fair, where it was Georgia Day. The fair was officially...
August 11, 1938
Sometimes even the best politicians can make big mistakes. President Franklin Roosevelt took a risk on this day in 1938 in Barnesville, Georgia....
March 24, 1939
The General was the famous train captured by Andrews' Raiders during the Civil War, and later made famous by Buster Keaton’s 1927 film, and the 1956...
December 15, 1939
It is still one of the most popular films ever made, and its romanticized view of the Old South became firmly established in the popular imagination....
January 14, 1940
It took the Supreme Court to seat Julian Bond in the Georgia Legislature. Born in Nashville in 1940, graduated from a Quaker school in Pennsylvania,...
May 25, 1940
Here's something for Georgians to look forward to -- if you plan on being around 6,000 years from now. In 1936, a new phrase was born -- time capsule...
July 8, 1941
He was valedictorian of his high school class but the University of Georgia wouldn’t let him in. Hamilton Holmes was born in 1941 in Atlanta, the...
November 26, 1941
It can fall on any day between November 22 and 28, depending on the year, but it hasn’t always been the fourth Thursday in November. Thanksgiving is...
March 30, 1942
The Bell Bomber plant transformed Marietta—and helped the Allies win World War II. On this day in 1942, construction began on the Bell Aircraft...
April 8, 1942
The Nazis brought World War II to Georgia, when a German U-boat sank three ships off the coast in 1942. The state seemed an unlikely target; it had a...
October 4, 1942
Her most powerful weapon is her voice. It always has been. Bernice Johnson Reagon was born in Albany. The Baptist minister's daughter grew up...
January 31, 1944
Terrorism is not a new phenomenon, as we see in the story of former Georgia Governor Thomas Hardwick. Born in Thomasville in 1872, Hardwick served in...
February 5, 1945
The poll tax, a bulwark of the Jim Crow era, was one of many roadblocks thrown up to keep African-Americans from exercising their right to vote....
April 12, 1945
Everyone remembered where they were when they heard the news: the president is dead. On this day in 1945, President Franklin Roosevelt died at the...
December 7, 1946
The Titanic was supposed to be unsinkable and the Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta was supposed to be 100 percent fireproof, so there was no need for fire...