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March 5, 1727
He was a Revolutionary leader involved in the most famous duel in Georgia history. Lachlan McIntosh was born in Scotland in 1727 and came to Georgia...
August 7, 1742
A Revolutionary War hero, born on this day, played a critical role in helping Georgia defeat the British. Nathanael Greene, George Washington's top...
August 10, 1774
On this day in 1774, revolutionaries were plotting at Tondee's Tavern in Savannah. Thirty men, calling themselves the “Sons of Liberty,” gathered to...
January 22, 1776
Theodore Roosevelt’s great-great-grandfather was Georgia’s first chief executive. Archibald Bulloch was born in Charleston in 1730 and moved to...
August 2, 1776
Georgia joined The United States on August 2, 1776, the same day that Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, and George Walton signed the Declaration of...
December 19, 1776
In 1776, Georgia patriots, like other Americans during the Revolution, battled not only the British, but demoralization when things went badly…. Or,...
February 14, 1779
Georgians weren’t feeling the love, even if it was Valentine’s Day. The Battle of Kettle Creek was fought during the American Revolution on this day...
September 16, 1779
On September 16, 1779, the Siege of Savannah began during the American Revolution. Captured in December 1778, Georgia was the only colony the British...
October 9, 1779
Casimir Pulaski came from Poland to fight in the American Revolution and is one of only seven people to be granted honorary U.S. citizenship. Pulaski...
June 5, 1781
Georgians might have been speaking with a different accent had it not been for a key Patriot victory in Augusta during the American Revolution. In...
January 6, 1785
Samuel Elbert had every reason to support the British during the American Revolution. A successful and conservative Savannah businessman, he might...
November 20, 1785
He was the last Georgia governor who answered to the King. James Wright, born in London in 1716, came to South Carolina as a teenager when his father...
February 10, 1787
He was the other signer from Georgia of the U.S. Constitution. William Few was born in 1748 in Maryland and moved to Richmond County near Augusta in...
January 2, 1788
The U.S. Constitution has always been contentious. Our sacred charter was born in controversy and remains so to this day. Georgia elected six...
October 19, 1790
Lyman Hall was an ordained minister, a doctor and one of three Georgians to sign the Declaration of Independence, quite a resume for a man born in...