Georgia (US) in History (Part 2)

Georgia (US): Atlanta - Augusta, GA

Historical Events

  • 1980-11-22 Georgia tanker at Pilottown Lousiana, 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

UKArgentine Soldiers Surrender in the Falklands

1982-04-26 Argentina surrenders to Great Britain on South Georgia Island, near the Falkland Islands
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Argentinian prisoners of war are marched in Port Stanley after they surrendered in the Falklands War
Argentinian prisoners of war are marched in Port Stanley after they surrendered in the Falklands War
  • 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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