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September 27, 1930
Tiger Woods hasn't done it. Jack Nicklaus didn't do it. But Atlanta's Bobby Jones did. On this date in 1930, Jones became the first and only golfer...
December 10, 1930
Eastern Airlines flew into the sunset in 1991, but it helped make Atlanta the transportation and commercial capital of the South. The airline began...
January 21, 1931
She was a non-conformist before that became stylish. Eliza Frances “Fanny” Andrews was born in Washington, Georgia, in 1840. Among the first students...
March 3, 1932
He was the son of a Georgia governor and served two terms as governor himself. Joseph M. Brown was born in Canton in 1851. His father Joseph E. Brown...
September 4, 1932
When you think Georgia Bulldogs, you probably think Vince Dooley. The legendary football coach's long shadow didn't just touch the University of...
October 17, 1932
He was billed as the world’s strongest man and, during the Cold War, a convenient symbol of American power.  Paul Anderson was born in Toccoa,...
December 5, 1932
Richard Wayne Penniman is not a name most people associate with the beginning of rock n' roll, but few people did more to make rock one of the...
January 10, 1933
Eugene Talmadge ran for Georgia governor five times. He won four. He served three and was, to put it mildly, quite a character. Born near Forsyth in...
February 11, 1936
It started with Deliverance in 1972. From there, Burt Reynolds “delivered” a lot of film business to the state of Georgia. As he was becoming...
February 17, 1936
He was one of the greatest – if not the greatest - running backs to ever play the game of football. Jim Brown was born on St. Simons in 1936. At...
November 19, 1938
Known affectionately as the “Mouth of the South, he created a TV and sports empire that dramatically altered the media landscape. Robert Edward “Ted...
January 24, 1939
He streaked to the top of the charts. Singer-songwriter Ray Stevens was born Harold Ray Ragsdale in Clarksdale, Georgia. He attended high school in...
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,...
February 21, 1940
He courageously put his life on the line many times during the civil rights movement and has become one of the most respected members of Congress....