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History of Georgia, USA

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On January 19, 1861, Georgia joined the Confederacy.

Georgia was named for King George II of England.

Georgia is the nations number one producer of the three Ps--peanuts, pecans, and peaches.

Each year Georgia serves as a host to the International Poultry Trade Show, the largest poultry convention in the world.

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There is MUCH more to discover about Georgia, USA. Read on!
  • 1732 - June 9 - Royal charter for Georgia granted to James Oglethorpe

    onthisday.com

  • 1783 - Americans recapture Georgia

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996

  • 1788 - Named for King George II of England, Georgia became the fourth state after ratifying the United States Constitution on January 2, 1788.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ georgia.html

  • 1795 - Yazoo Land Fraud took place; treaty between Spain and U. S. settled border between Georgia and Spanish territory of Florida

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ gatimeln.htm

  • 1828 - Gold is discovered in northern Georgia

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996

  • January 16, 1831 - A great snowstorm raged from Georgia to Maine. Snowfall totals greater than 30 inches were reported from Pennsylvania across southern New England.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • 1861 - January 19 – American Civil War: Georgia secedes from the Union.

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 19, 1861

  • News 1865 - May 10 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is captured by the Union Army near Irwinville, Georgia.

    www.wikipedia.org
    May 10, 1865

  • 1881 - Hurricane struck coast of Georgia, killed 700, many homeless

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ gatimeln.htm

  • News February 19, 1884 - Severe thunderstorms spawned sixty tornadoes in the southeastern U.S., killing more than 420 persons and causing three million dollars damage. Georgia and the Carolinas hardest were hit in the tornado outbreak.

    WeatherForYou.com
    February 19, 1884

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    Atlanta Ga. Atlanta Terminal Station
    Postcard
  • 1893 - Hurricane struck southern coast of Georgia, 2,000 dead, more than 30,000 homeless; public hangings abolished

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ gatimeln.htm

  • 1895 - Georgia
    Georgia, (named in honor of George II, King of Great Britain), one of the Southern States of the American Union, bordering on the Atlantic, is...Read MORE...


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    (IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1903 - Tornado hit Gainesville and New Holland, 106 dead; earthquake struck Tybee Island/Savannah

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ gatimeln.htm

  • News 1907 - June 26 – Tiflis bank robbery: Bolsheviks attack a cash-filled bank coach in the centre of Tiflis, Georgia, killing forty people.

    www.wikipedia.org
    June 26, 1907

  • 1918 - Spanish flu struck; thousands died

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ gatimeln.htm

  • 1921 - Boll weevils reduced cotton crop to half

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ gatimeln.htm

  • News 1922 - November 21 – Rebecca Felton of Georgia takes the oath of office, becoming the first woman United States Senator.

    www.wikipedia.org
    November 21, 1922

  • 1924 - Delta Airlines starts as crop dusting company

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ gatimeln.htm

  • News 1936 - April 6 – Two tornadoes strike Gainesville, Georgia. The smaller tornado hits north Gainesville, the stronger tornado the west side of town. 203 die and 1,600 are injured

    www.wikipedia.org
    April 6, 1936

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    Washington St., looking East, Athens, Ga.
    Postcard
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    Greetings from Morganton, Fannin, Georgia, USA
    Postcard


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Atlanta Ga. Atlanta Terminal Station
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(IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois

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Washington St., looking East, Athens, Ga.
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Greetings from Morganton, Fannin, Georgia, USA
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  • 1732 - June 9 - Royal charter for Georgia granted to James Oglethorpe

    onthisday.com
  • 1783 - Americans recapture Georgia

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996
  • 1788 - Named for King George II of England, Georgia became the fourth state after ratifying the United States Constitution on January 2, 1788.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ georgia.html
  • 1795 - Yazoo Land Fraud took place; treaty between Spain and U. S. settled border between Georgia and Spanish territory of Florida

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ gatimeln.htm
  • 1828 - Gold is discovered in northern Georgia

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996
  • January 16, 1831 - A great snowstorm raged from Georgia to Maine. Snowfall totals greater than 30 inches were reported from Pennsylvania across southern New England.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1861 - January 19 – American Civil War: Georgia secedes from the Union.

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 19, 1861
  • News  1865 - May 10 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is captured by the Union Army near Irwinville, Georgia.

    www.wikipedia.org
    May 10, 1865
  • 1881 - Hurricane struck coast of Georgia, killed 700, many homeless

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ gatimeln.htm
  • News  February 19, 1884 - Severe thunderstorms spawned sixty tornadoes in the southeastern U.S., killing more than 420 persons and causing three million dollars damage. Georgia and the Carolinas hardest were hit in the tornado outbreak.

    WeatherForYou.com
    February 19, 1884
  • 1893 - Hurricane struck southern coast of Georgia, 2,000 dead, more than 30,000 homeless; public hangings abolished

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ gatimeln.htm
  • 1895 - Georgia
    Georgia, (named in honor of George II, King of Great Britain), one of the Southern States of the American Union, bordering on the Atlantic, is... Read MORE...

  • 1903 - Tornado hit Gainesville and New Holland, 106 dead; earthquake struck Tybee Island/Savannah

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ gatimeln.htm
  • News  1907 - June 26 – Tiflis bank robbery: Bolsheviks attack a cash-filled bank coach in the centre of Tiflis, Georgia, killing forty people.

    www.wikipedia.org
    June 26, 1907
  • 1918 - Spanish flu struck; thousands died

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ gatimeln.htm
  • 1921 - Boll weevils reduced cotton crop to half

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ gatimeln.htm
  • News  1922 - November 21 – Rebecca Felton of Georgia takes the oath of office, becoming the first woman United States Senator.

    www.wikipedia.org
    November 21, 1922
  • 1924 - Delta Airlines starts as crop dusting company

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ gatimeln.htm
  • News  1936 - April 6 – Two tornadoes strike Gainesville, Georgia. The smaller tornado hits north Gainesville, the stronger tornado the west side of town. 203 die and 1,600 are injured

    www.wikipedia.org
    April 6, 1936

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