Georgia (US) in History (Part 2)

Georgia (US): Atlanta - Augusta, GA

Historical Events

  • 1980-11-22 Georgia tanker at Pilottown Louisiana, spills 1.3 million gallons of oil after an anchor chain causes 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
  • 1982-12-04 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

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