Georgia (US) in History (Part 2)

Georgia (US): Atlanta - Augusta, GA

Historical Events

Events 101 - 117 of 117

  • 1970-05-12 Race riots in Augusta Georgia; 6 blacks killed (5 by cops)

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1972-03-03 Sculpted figures of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, & Stonewall Jackson are completed at Stone Mountain Georgia

Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Confederate General
Stonewall Jackson
  • 1979-06-23 Charlie Daniels Band releases "The Devil Went Down to Georgia"
  • 1980-07-02 Julie Marie Bryan, 18, of Georgia, crowned America's Young Woman of Yr
  • 1980-11-22 Georgia tanker at Pilottown La, spills 1.3 million gallons of oil after an anchor chain caused a ship to leak
  • 1981-08-18 Football running back, Herschel Walker, of U of Georgia, takes out a Lloyd's of London insurance policy for $1 million
  • 1981-10-27 Andrew Young, former UN Ambassador, elected mayor of Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1981-10-28 Edward M McIntrye elected 1st black mayor of Augusta Georgia
  • 1982-04-26 Argentina surrenders to Britain on S Georgia near Falkland Island
  • 1982-12-04 48th Heisman Trophy Award: Herschel Walker, Georgia (RB)
  • 1986-06-30 Georgia sodomy law upheld by US Supreme Court (5-4)
  • 1991-03-31 Soviet Rep of Georgia endorsed independence; Warsaw Pact dissolves
  • 1991-04-05 Southeast Airlines Embracer 120 crashes in Georgia, killing 23
  • 1991-04-29 Earthquake in Georgia, kills 100
  • 1993-06-26 Rebecca Jones, 18, of Georgia, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1994-08-13 Train crash in Tbilisi, Georgia, 24 killed
  • 1996-08-04 26th Olympic games closes at Atlanta, Georgia

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Famous Deaths

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