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May 12, 1791
As first president, George Washington was the living symbol of the independent United States. After his inauguration, he embarked on a grand tour...
May 24, 1819
It was the first steamship in the world to cross the Atlantic. The steamship Savannah was built in 1818 in New York as a sailing packet but was...
December 1, 1824
A man who killed a political opponent in a duel nearly became the first president from Georgia, long before Jimmy Carter. William Crawford began his...
April 26, 1856
When Georgia had its first showdown with the federal government in the 1820s, Washington blinked. George Michael Troup had faced down the president....
February 22, 1862
A vice presidency can be thankless at best. But when you don’t want the job, and you don’t get along with your president, it’s even worse. Georgia’s...
May 29, 1866
When the Cherokees were removed from Georgia along the infamous Trail Of Tears, the man in charge was General Winfield Scott. The man known as old “...
January 30, 1882
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born in Hyde Park, New York on this day in 1882, but perhaps no other president besides Jimmy Carter had such strong...
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...
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...
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...
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...
April 25, 1898
"Remember the Maine" - three simple words that helped propel the United States into a major conflict with Spain. And Georgians played an important...
October 1, 1924
He's the only Georgian to ever be elected president of the United States, Jimmy Carter was born in Plains and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy....
October 3, 1924
Warm Springs soothed his body and restored his spirit. Franklin D. Roosevelt made his first visit to the healing waters on this day in 1924....
March 29, 1937
“Yes, I’m a real southern boy,” he told reporters. “I’ve got a red neck, white socks, and drink Blue Ribbon beer." Billy Carter was born in Plains in...