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Georgia - Notable Historical Events

General ShermanMay 6, 1864

Jefferson DavisMay 10, 1865

Henry Ossian FlipperJul 1, 1873

John HeismanOct 7, 1916

Al CaponeFeb 2, 1932

Ray CharlesNov 14, 1960

Martin Luther KingJul 10, 1962

Stonewall JacksonMar 3, 1972

George W. BushMay 10, 2005

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Georgia - Historical Events
Date Event
1185-08-15

The cave city of Vardzia is consecrated by Queen Tamar of Georgia.

1732-06-09

Royal charter for Georgia granted to James Oglethorpe

1733-02-12

Georgia founded by James Oglethorpe, at site of Savannah

1736-02-05

Methodists John & Charles Wesley arrive in Savannah, Georgia

1742-06-09

Battle of Bloody Marsh-Spanish assault on Simons Island, Georgia

1749-10-26

Georgia Colony reverses itself & rules slavery is legal

1776-01-18

James Wright, Royal Governor of Georgia, is placed under house arrest by Major Joseph Habersham

1777-02-05

Georgia becomes 1st US state to abolish both entail & primogeniture

1778-12-29

English troops occupy Savannah, Georgia

1783-07-24

Georgia becomes a protectorate of tsarist Russia

1785-01-27

1st US state university chartered, Athens Georgia

1786-02-13

Abraham Baldwin selected president of University of Georgia

1788-01-02

Georgia is 4th state to ratify US constitution

1788-02-01

1st US steamboat patent issued, by Georgia to Briggs & Longstreet

1794-01-11

Robert Forsythe, a U.S. Marshal is killed in Augusta, Georgia when trying to serve court papers, the first US marshal to die while carrying out his duties.

1801-03-03

1st US Jewish governor, David Emanuel, takes office in Georgia

1823-12-19

Georgia passes 1st US state birth registration law in US

1825-02-12

Creek Indian treaty signed. Tribal chiefs agree to turn over all their land in Georgia to the government & migrate west by Sept 1, 1826

1832-12-24

1st US Negro hospital founded by whites chartered, Savannah, Georgia

1836-12-10

Emory College (now Emory University) is chartered in Oxford, Georgia.

1848-12-26

William & Ellen Craft escape from slavery in Georgia

1856-03-05

Georgia becomes 1st state to regulate railroads

1861-01-03

US Ft Pulaski & Ft Jackson, Savannah, seized by Georgia

1861-01-19

Georgia secedes from the Union (US Civil War)

1861-04-08

US mint at Dahlonega, Georgia, seized by confederacy (US Civil War)

1862-04-11

Rebels surrender Ft Pulaski, Georgia-Rebels surrender

1862-04-12

Union troops occupy Fort Pulaski Georgia

1863-02-28

Confederate raider "Nashville" sinks near Fort McAllister Georgia

1863-03-03

Federal ironclad ships bombard Fort McAllister, Georgia

1863-10-28

Battle at Wauhatchie, Georgia: 865 killed or injured

1864-02-22

-27] Battle at Dalton Georgia

1864-02-27

6th & last day of battle at Dalton, Georgia (about 600 casualties)

1864-04-17

Bread revolt in Savannah, Georgia

1864-05-05

Campaign in Northern Georgia - Chattanooga GA to Atlanta GA

1864-05-06

US Civil war: General Sherman begins advance to Atlanta Georgia

1864-05-13

-16] Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Resaca Georgia

1864-05-17

Battle of Adairsville Georgia, Union forces Confederates to retreat

1864-05-19

Skirmish at Cassville Georgia

1864-06-01

Confederate cruiser Georgia sold to a British merchant in Liverpool.

1864-06-12

Skirmish at Mcafee's Cross Road Georgia, about 57 dies in battle

1864-06-15

-17] Skirmish at Gilgal Church, Georgia

1864-06-16

Skirmish at Golgotha, Georgia

1864-06-17

-18] Confederate troops pull back out Solves/lost Mt, Georgia

1864-06-17

Skirmish at Mud Creek/Noyes's (Nose) Creek, Georgia

1864-06-19

Skirmish at Pine Knob Georgia

1864-06-20

Skirmish at Lattermore's Mills/Powder Springs Georgia

1864-06-22

Skirmish at Culp's (Kulp's) House, Georgia

1864-07-04

-9] Battle at Chattahoochee River, Georgia

1864-07-26

Battle at Ezra Chapel (Church), Georgia [Hood's Third Sortie]

1864-08-14

-16] Confederate General Joe Wheeler besieges Dalton, Georgia

1864-08-31

Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Jonesboro Georgia, 1900 casualties

1864-09-01

2nd day of battle at Jonesboro Georgia, about 3,000 casualties

1864-11-11

Sherman's troops destroy Rome, Georgia

1864-11-16

Confederate retreat at Lovejoy, Georgia

1864-11-21

-22] Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia

1864-11-22

American Civil War Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia, ends after 650 casualties

1864-11-23

-25] Battle at Ball's Ferry Georgia (30 casualties)

1864-11-25

Confederate retreat at Sandersville, Georgia

1864-11-26

Confederate troops vacate Sandersville Georgia

1864-11-26

Skirmish at Sylvan Brutal/Waynesboro, Georgia

1864-11-27

2nd day of Battles at Waynesboro, Georgia

1864-11-28

3rd day of Battles at Waynesboro/Jones's Plantation, Georgia

1864-11-29

4th & last day of skirmishes at Waynesboro, Georgia

1864-12-01

Skirmish at Millen Brutal, Georgia

1864-12-02

Skirmish at Rocky Creek Church, Georgia

1864-12-03

Skirmish at Thomas' Station, Georgia

1864-12-07

Skirmish at Ebenezer Creek/Cypress Swamp, Georgia

1864-12-21

General Sherman conquers Savannah, Georgia

1865-04-13

Sherman's march through Georgia begins

1865-05-10

Jefferson Davis captured at Irwinsville Georgia

1865-05-19

President Jefferson Davis is captured by Union Cavalry in Georgia

1867-02-14

Morehouse College organizes (Augusta Georgia)

1870-01-10

Georgia legislature reconvenes

1870-07-15

Georgia becomes last confederate to be readmitted to US

1871-01-16

Jefferson Long of Georgia sworn in as 2nd black congressman

1871-02-01

Jefferson Long of Georgia is 1st black to make an official speech in House of Reps (opposing leniency to former Confederates)

1873-07-01

Henry Ossian Flipper of Georgia one of the first African Americans enters West Point Military Academy

1885-10-13

The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is founded in Atlanta, Georgia.

1889-01-15

The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is originally incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia.

1893-12-20

1st state anti-lynching statute approved, in Georgia

1897-08-04

Henry A Rucker appointed Collector of Internal Revenue for Georgia

1905-09-22

Race riot in Atlanta Georgia (10 blacks & 2 whites killed)

1906-09-22

Race riot in Atlanta Georgia, kills 21

1909-05-17

White firemen on Georgia lroad strike to protest against hiring blacks

1911-08-28

45.7 cm rainfall at St George, Georgia (state record)

1913-02-28

6.8-m, 4000-kg elephant seal killed, South Georgia (S Atlantic)

1915-08-15

Journalist Albert Siegfried Bettelheim, convicted of murder in Georgia

1916-10-07

Georgia Tech, coached by John Heisman, defeat Cumberland 222-0, the most lopsided score in the history of college football

1920-01-16

Georgia declares independence

1920-05-07

USSR recognizes Georgia's independence

1921-02-12

Soviet troops invade Georgia

1921-02-21

Constituent Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Georgia adopts the country's first constitution.

1921-02-25

Tbilisi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, occupied by Bolshevist Russia.

1922-03-15

1st southern radio station begins (WSB, Atlanta Georgia)

1922-10-03

Rebecca Felton of Georgia becomes 1st woman in Senate

1926-02-09

Teaching theory of evolution forbidden in Atlanta, Georgia schools

1932-02-02

Al Capone sent to prison (Atlanta, Georgia)

1933-09-25

1st state poorhouse opens in Smyrna, Georgia

1936-04-06

Tornado, kills 203 & injuring 1,800 in Gainesville Georgia

1940-01-27

-17°F (-27°C), CCC Camp F-16, Georgia (state record)

1942-12-08

8th Heisman Trophy Award: Frank Sinkwich, Georgia (HB)

1943-08-25

US forces overrun New Georgia in Solomon Islands during WW II

1949-06-09

Mrs Georgia Neese Clark of Kansas becomes 1st woman treasurer of US

1951-09-09

Louise Suggs wins LPGA Carrollton Georgia Golf Open

1952-07-24

112°F (44°C), Louisville, Georgia (state record)

1953-02-19

Georgia approves US 1st literature censorship board

1954-04-04

Louise Suggs wins LPGA Carrollton Georgia Golf Open

1955-01-08

Georgia Tech ends Kentucky's 130-game home basketball win streak

1957-02-14

Georgia Senate unanimously approves Sen Leon Butts' bill barring blacks from playing baseball with whites

1960-11-14

Ray Charles' "Georgia On My Mind" reaches #1

1961-01-11

Racial riot at University of Georgia

1961-12-21

Beatles record "Sweet Georgia Brown" & "Ready Teddy"

1962-02-12

Bus boycott starts in Macon, Georgia

1962-07-10

Martin Luther King Jr. arrested during demonstration in Georgia

1962-07-27

Martin Luther King Jr. jailed in Albany Georgia

1962-08-15

Shady Grove Baptist Church burned in Leesburg Georgia

1962-09-25

Black church is destroyed by fire in Macon Georgia

1963-10-13

15th Ryder Cup: US beats 23-9 at East Lake Country Club (Atlanta, Georgia, US)

1966-09-06

Race riot in Atlanta, Georgia

1967-01-09

Georgia legislature seats Rep Julian Bond

1967-01-10

Lester Maddox inaugurated as governor of Georgia

1970-05-12

Race riots in Augusta Georgia; 6 blacks killed (5 by cops)

1972-03-03

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

1979-06-23

Charlie Daniels Band releases "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

1981-01-01

Georgia beats Notre Dame in Sugar Bowl for college football title

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

1982-03-19

Falklands War: Argentinian forces land on South Georgia Island, precipitating war with the U.K..

1982-04-26

Argentina surrenders to Britain on S Georgia near Falkland Island

1982-12-04

48th Heisman Trophy Award: Herschel Walker, Georgia (RB)

1982-12-05

Herschel Walker of Georgia wins Heisman Trophy

1983-01-01

Penn State beats Georgia in Sugar Bowl for college football title

1985-10-03

South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands adopts constitution

1986-06-30

Georgia sodomy law upheld by US Supreme Court (5-4)

1990-07-29

28th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats USSR in Atlanta Georgia (2-1)

1990-09-20

South Ossetia declares its independence from Georgia.

1991-03-31

Soviet Rep of Georgia endorsed independence; Warsaw Pact dissolves

1991-04-05

Southeast Airlines Embracer 120 crashes in Georgia, killing 23

1991-04-09

Georgia SSR votes to secede from USSR

1991-04-29

Earthquake in Georgia, kills 100

1992-02-23

The Socialist Labour Party is founded in Georgia.

1993-06-26

Rebecca Jones, 18, of Georgia, crowned America's Junior Miss

1993-09-22

A Transair Georgian Airlines Tu-154 is shot down by a missile in Sukhumi, Georgia.

1994-08-13

Train crash in Tbilisi Georgia, 24 killed

1996-03-31

15th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tenn beats Georgia 83-65

1996-07-19

XXVI Olympic games open in Atlanta Georgia

1996-08-04

26th Olympic games closes at Atlanta, Georgia

1997-12-29

Carquest Bowl 8: Georgia Tech beats West Virginia, 35-30

1998-10-14

Eric Robert Rudolph is charged with 6 bombings including the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, Georgia.

2000-01-30

Super Bowl XXXIV: St. Louis Rams beat Tennessee Titans, 23-16 at the Georgia Dome Atlanta MVP: Kurt Warner, St. Louis, QB

2000-03-20

Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, a former Black Panther once known as H. Rap Brown, is captured after a gun battle that leaves a Georgia sheriff's deputy dead.

2000-03-28

A Murray County, Georgia, school bus is hit by a CSX freight train (3 children die in this accident).

2002-02-15

At the Tri-State Crematory in La Fayette, Georgia, investigators find uncremated bodies disposed of in the woods and buildings on the crematorium's property. The discovery reveals one of the worst incidents of abuse in the funeral service industry.

2002-04-01

64th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at Georgia Dome Atlanta

2003-11-22

In Tbilisi, Georgia, opponents of President Eduard Shevardnadze seize the parliament building and demand the president's resignation.

2004-01-14

The national flag of Georgia, the so-called "five cross flag", was restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.

2004-03-02

Voters in the U.S. state of Georgia vote on a referendum concerning its Confederacy-derived flag.

2005-05-10

A hand grenade which was thrown by Vladimir Arutyunian lands about 65 feet (20 metres) from U.S. President George W. Bush while he was giving a speech to a crowd in Tbilisi, Georgia, but it malfunctions and does not detonate.

2006-08-27

Comair Flight 5191 crashes on takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky bound for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. Of the passengers and crew, 49 of 50 are confirmed dead in the hours following the crash.

2006-11-12

The former Soviet republic of South Ossetia holds a referendum on independence from Georgia.

2008-08-07

Georgia launches a military offensive to surround and capture the capital of South Ossetia, Tskhinvali, from Russian control, starting the South Ossetia War.

2008-08-08

Georgian invasion into South Ossetia. Begin of five-day war between Georgia and Russia.

2011-08-23

5.8 earthquake occurrs in Mineral, Virginia felt as far north as Ontario and as far south as Atlanta, Georgia

2013-11-17

Giorgi Margvelashvili becomes the President of Georgia

2016-03-25

Hollywood actors join Georgia boycott threats over gay bill

2017-02-08

Triple-murder suspect kills self after motel standoff in Georgia

2017-04-15

Georgia Officers are Fired After Kicking Man at Traffic Stop

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Georgia - Notable Birthdays

Doc HollidayAug 14, 1851

Henry Ossian FlipperMar 21, 1856

Juliette Gordon LowOct 31, 1860

Ty CobbDec 18, 1886

Margaret MitchellNov 8, 1900

Bobby JonesMar 17, 1902

Sugar Ray RobinsonMay 3, 1921

Ezzard CharlesJul 7, 1921

Jimmy CarterOct 1, 1924

Ray CharlesSep 23, 1930

Jim BrownFeb 17, 1936

Larry HolmesNov 3, 1949

Moises AlouJul 3, 1966

Julia RobertsOct 28, 1967

Wayne BradyJun 2, 1972

Kanye WestJun 8, 1977

Georgia - Birthdays
Date Event
1696-12-22

James Oglethorpe, England, General/author/colonizer (Georgia)

1814-02-07

Gardner Quincy Colton, Georgia, Vermont, USA, American lecturer who was the first to use nitrous oxide as an anesthetic in dentistry

1825-06-05

Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry, Georgia, educator (Rep-Ala, 1857-61)

1829-01-30

Alfred Cummings, Georgia, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1910

1851-08-14

Doc Holliday, Griffin Georgia, American gambler, dentist and gunfighter (Gunfight at the O.K. Corral)

1856-03-21

Henry Ossian Flipper, Thomasville, Georgia, American soldier, former slave and first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1877

1859-10-11

Georgia Woodthorpe, Kultur

1860-10-31

Juliette Gordon Low, Savannah Georgia, American activist/founder (Girl Scouts of America)

1876-07-17

Rosa Jackson Lumpkin, Georgia, lived to be 115 (died in 1991)

1876-10-30

Georgia Caine, Hail the Conquering Hero

1877-09-10

Georgia B D Camp Johnson, US, poet/playwright (Autumn Love Cycle)

1878-02-27

Georgia Burke, The Cool World

1884-06-13

Georgia Simmons, 8½

1885-04-29

Wallingford Riegger, Albany Georgia, composer (Bacchangle)

1886-02-28

Georgia Stark, The Wizard of Oz

1886-12-18

Ty Cobb, Narrows Georgia, American baseball player, Colo, batted .367, stole 892 bases (Det Tigers)

1886-12-18

Ty Cobb, Somewhere in Georgia

1886-12-31

Georgia O'Ramey, The $5,000,000 Counterfeiting Plot

1887-11-15

Georgia O'Keefe, Sun Prairie Wisc, sculptor/painter (Cow's Skull)

1887-11-15

Georgia O'Keeffe, Alfred Stieglitz: The Eloquent Eye

1893-07-01

Walter Francis White, Atlanta Georgia

1893-07-07

Vladimir Mayakovsky, Soviet Georgia, poet (Ode to Revolution)[NS=7/19]

1893-07-19

Vladimir Mayakovsky, Soviet Georgia, poet (Ode to Revolution)[OS=7/7]

1900-11-08

Margaret Mitchell, Atlanta, Georgia, author (Gone With the Wind), (d. 1949)

1902-03-17

Bobby Jones Jr, Atlanta Georgia, amateur golfer (Grand Slam 1930)

1903-06-06

Aram Il'yich Khachaturian, Tiflis Georgia, musician/composer (Gayane)

1905-01-04

Sterling Holloway, Cedartown Georgia, actor (Waldo-Life of Riley)

1905-11-20

Georgia Lind, How Do I Become Rich and Happy?

1907-02-10

Grace Hamilton, 1st black member of Georgia state legislature

1912-01-23

Georgia Coleman, Episode #1.5189

1912-04-23

Georgia Pembleton, Happy Days

1917-03-12

Georgia Ellis, Dragnet

1918-12-12

Joe Williams [Joseph Goreed], Cordele, Georgia, American jazz singer (Everyday I have the Blues)

1919-08-17

Georgia Gibbs, The Georgia Gibbs Show

1919-11-18

Georgia Carroll, Carolina Blues

1920-08-17

Georgia Gibbs, Worcester Mass, singer (Ballin the Jack, Kiss of Fire)

1921-05-03

Sugar Ray Robinson, [Walter Smith], Ailey, Georgia, middle/welterweight boxer (1946-52, 55, 58), (d. 1989)

1921-07-07

Ezzard Charles, Lawrenceville Georgia, world heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51)

1921-9-17

Georgia Davis, Hoosier Holiday

1923-08-10

Steve Bono, The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia

1924-01-19

Georgia Kullmann, Der Lampenschirm

1924-10-01

Jimmy Carter, Plains, Georgia, 39th US President (D) (1977-81)

1925-06-20

Georgia Carr, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

1925-08-01

Georgia Lee Settle, Good News

1925-08-07

Georgia Lee, The Restless Ones

1926-10-02

Gene Drew, Sweet Georgia

1927-06-09

Georgia Holt, Dear Mom, Love Cher

1927-08-18

Rosalynn Smith Carter, Georgia, 1st lady (1977-1981), Jimmy's lust

1927-08-18

Georgia Dell, Child's Play

1927-11-21

Georgia Frontiere, co-owner of the St. Louis Rams (d. 2008)

1927-11-21

Georgia Frontiere, Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There

1928-01-25

Eduard Shevardnadze, Soviet Georgia, foreign minister of USSR (-91)

1928-03-18

William R Boggs, Georgia, Brig Gen/chief of engineers under Bragg

1929-01-19

Ulu Grosbard, Belgium, actor (Straight Time, Georgia, Falling in Love)

1929-01-21

Georgia Fennessy, The Exchange

1929-05-02

Sven-Olof Walldoff, Georgia, Georgia

1929-05-21

Charles Wadsworth, Barnesville Georgia, pianist (Lincoln Center)

1930-09-23

Ray Charles [Robinson], Albany Ga, singer/pianist (Georgia), (Georgia on My Mind, Mess Around) (d. 2004)

1931-09-19

Brook Benton, soul vocalist (Rainy Night in Georgia)

1932-12-05

Little Richard [Wayne Penniman], Macon, Georgia, American singer-songwriter (Tutti Frutti)

1933-01-04

Ilia II Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia.

1933-01-04

Patriarch of Georgia Ilia II, Il vino e la spada

1933-10-21

Georgia Brown, [Lillian Getel], actress (Study in Terror, Fixer)

1933-10-21

Georgia Brown, Tales That Witness Madness

1933-12-10

Larry Morris, Atlanta, Georgia, NFL Linebacker (NFL 1960s All-Decade Team), (d. 2012)

1935-05-11

Carlos Lyra, Georgia

1936-02-17

Jim Brown, St. Simons Georgia, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns)

1936-08-21

Radish Tordia, painter of Figurative Art from Georgia

1936-10-28

Charlie Daniels, Wilmington NC, singer (Devil Went Down to Georgia)

1937-03-29

Billy Carter, Plains Georgia, brother of Pres Carter

1937-07-31

Isabelle F Daniels, Jakin Georgia, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-bronze-56)

1938-09-08

Sam Nunn, American politician (Sen-D-Georgia, 1972 - 1997)

1939-03-31

Zviad Gamsakhurdia, first President of Georgia (d. 1993)

1939-04-23

Georgia Quental, A Filha de Madame Bettina

1940-02-21

John Lewis, (Rep-D-Georgia)

1940-02-28

Joe South, Atlanta, Georgia, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Games People Play), (d. 2012)

1941-07-01

Sally Quinn, Georgia, CBS newscaster (Morning Show)

1942-08-25

Nathen Deal, (Rep-D-Georgia)

1942-09-09

John Linder, (Rep-R-Georgia)

1944-10-15

Mac Collins, (Rep-R-Georgia)

1945-06-23

Paul Goddard, Georgia, rock bassist (Atlanta Rhythm Section)

1946-01-04

Arthur Conley, McIntosh County, Georgia, US soul singer (Sweet Soul Music), (d. 2003)

1947-02-04

Sanford Bishop, (Rep-D-Georgia)

1947-09-09

Freddy Weller, Georgia, rocker (Paul Revers & The Raiders)

1947-11-14

Bob Weis, Georgia

1948-03-11

Roy Barnes, 80th Governor of Georgia

1948-04-23

Georgia Tornow, Episode #1.514

1948-07-28

Georgia Engel, Wash DC, actress (Georgette-Mary Tyler Moore Show)

1948-07-28

Georgia Engel, Open Season

1949-10-26

Kevin Sullivan, wrestler (WCW/ECW/SMW/NWA/Georgia/CWFI)

1949-11-03

Larry Holmes, Cuthbert Georgia, heavyweight boxing champ (1978-85)

1953-02-20

Fred Applegate, Georgia Rule

1955-03-17

Cynthia McKinney, (Rep-D-Georgia)

1955-04-14

Simone Griffeth, Savannah Georgia, actress (Death Race 2000, Amanda's)

1955-04-24

Jack Kingston, (Rep-R-Georgia)

1955-9-10

Mike Glenn, Girls and Boys Georgia High School All-Star Basketball Games

1956-05-04

Sharon Jones, Augusta Georgia, soul/funk singer (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings)

1956-05-25

White Eagle, A Marriage: Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz

1957-02-28

Cindy Wilson, Athens Georgia, rock vocalist (B-52's-Love Shack)

1957-04-23

Jan Hooks, Decatur Georgia, comedienne actress (SNL, Designing Women)

1958-03-20

Holly Hunter, Conyers Georgia, American actress (Broadcast News, The Piano)

1960-02-09

Georgia Hubley, Boyhood

1960-11-25

Amy Grant, Augusta, Georgia, American gospel/rock singer (Glory of Love, Baby Baby)

1961-08-06

Georgia Ragsdale, Wave Babes

1961-12-16

William Melvin "Bill" Hicks, Valdosta, Georgia, American stand-up comedian and social critic

1962-04-17

Joanna Murray-Smith, Georgia

1963-01-14

Steven Soderbergh, Atlanta, Georgia, American producer, director, writer (Ocean's Eleven, Traffic)

1963-03-23

John Harvie Morris, Surviving Georgia

1963-12-18

Georgia Jennings, Operation Dead One

1964-02-12

Georgia Sugimura Archer, Peter Rabbit and the Crucifix

1964-09-28

Susan Walters, Georgia, actress (Lorna-Loving, Mary Beth-Dear John)

1964-10-19

Ty Pennington [Gary Tygert Burton], Atlanta, Georgia, American television host (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)

1965-12-11

Georgia Ann Cline, Children of a Lesser God

1965-9-20

Georgia Lepore, Casa Cecilia

1966-03-15

Georgia Satelle, Yellow Peri's Spell of Doom

1966-07-03

Moises Alou, Atlanta Georgia, MLB outfielder (Montreal Expos)

1966-10-06

Robert Mirabal, Georgia O'Keeffe

1966-11-05

Georgia Apostolou, Greek actress

1966-11-05

Georgia Apostolou, Pes to psemata

1967-03-18

Ken Scott, Bigfoot Crossing in Georgia

1967-10-28

Julia Roberts, Smyrna Georgia, actress (Mystic Pizza, Pretty Woman)

1967-11-02

Darla Michele Pruett, Canton Georgia, Miss Georgia-America (1991)

1967-12-21

Mikhail Saakashvili, Soviet-born President of Georgia

1968-01-05

Leila Meskhi, Tbilisi Georgia SSR, tennis star (1995 Hobart)

1968-02-09

Paul Claxton, Vidalia GA, Nike golfer (NIKE Central Georgia Open-38th)

1968-08-18

Griffin Drew, Hazelhurst Georgia, actress (Dinosaur Island)

1969-03-29

[Jane] Kim[berly] Batten, McRae Georgia, 400m hurdler (Oly-silver-96)

1970-01-07

Anthony Woodcock, Surviving Georgia

1970-11-29

Guy Hill, Atlanta Georgia, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 NCAA-3rd)

1971-03-28

Damien Marsh, Georgia, Australian 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics-96)

1971-04-02

Jenny Craig, Miss Georgia USA (1996)

1971-04-15

Guivi Sissaouri, Tbilisi Georgia, Canada freestyle wrestler (Oly-s-96)

1971-11-17

Audra Keller, Macon Georgia, tennis star (1993 Futures-Evansville IN)

1972-03-13

Shea Olliff, Augusta Georgia, Miss America-Georgia (1997)

1972-04-17

Georgia Stahl, Explodiert

1972-06-02

Wayne Brady, Columbus, Georgia, American actor and comedian (The Wayne Brady Show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?)

1973-11-15

Rachel Kathleen English, Thomaston Ga, Miss America-Georgia (1996)

1974-04-22

Georgia Goettmann, model (Cosmo-May 1995)

1974-08-20

Denesha Reid, Miss USA-Georgia (1997)

1974-9-21

Keely Walker Muse, Georgia Outdoors

1975-01-18

Georgia Menides, Still Green

1975-12-14

KaDee Strickland, Patterson, Georgia, American actress (Private Practice, The Grudge)

1976-04-12

David Coggeshall, The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia

1976-08-27

Timothy Huling, Georgia Rule

1977-06-08

Kanye West, Atlanta, Georgia, American rapper and record producer

1977-08-15

Georgia Adair, The Sex Substitute 2

1977-10-26

Georgia Lyman, The Town

1978-08-01

Zac Brown, Dahlonega, Georgia, American musician (Zac Brown Band)

1979-01-31

Carissa Hernandez, Georgia

1979-03-20

Georgia Craig, Dawn of the Dead

1979-06-06

Summer Newman, Miss Georgia Teen USA (1996)

1979-06-27

Faith Grant, Becoming Georgia Adair

1980-01-20

Georgia Reed, Cabella

1980-02-26

Georgia Taylor, The Bank Job

1980-05-28

Cheri Wheeler, Miss Georgia Teen USA (1997)

1980-07-03

Blake Leslie, Jesus of Macon, Georgia

1980-08-27

Georgia Southe, Flower's Squirt Shower 4

1980-9-02

Georgia Garofalo, Mimesis

1980-9-07

Georgia Scheele, Blade Runner

1981-10-14

Will Winchester, A Haunting in Georgia

1982-04-19

Steve Shane, Georgia Rule

1982-11-18

Adrian Lee Borden, Georgia Rule

1983-06-30

Georgia Milroy, Icarus

1984-04-23

Georgia Murray, Checkmate

1984-11-15

Georgia Blake, Vespers

1984-12-04

Georgia Peach, Big Wet Asses 7

1984-12-25

Georgia Moffett, British actress

1984-12-25

Georgia Moffett, The Doctor's Daughter

1985-05-14

Georgia Salpa, Programme 5 (of 2012)

1986-01-12

Darvin Batsa, On Georgia's Mind

1986-04-30

Dianna Agron, Savannah, Georgia, American Actress (Quinn Fabray-Glee)

1986-11-18

Georgia King, One Day

1986-12-06

Max Wilson, Jesus of Macon, Georgia

1986-12-09

Georgia Karefylakis,

1987-03-08

Georgia Van Cuylenburg, Final Fantasy XIII

1987-9-26

Georgia Smith,

1988-04-04

Georgia Jones, Charlie's Girl: Georgia Jones

1988-07-31

Georgia Oakley, Hush

1991-02-11

Georgia May Foote, Episode #1.8598

1992-01-12

Georgia Jagger, Being Mick

1992-02-11

Georgia Groome, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging

1992-05-21

Georgia Woodward, A Shared House

1992-10-01

Max Allman, Georgia Howl

1992-11-06

Georgia Bourke, Jane Eyre

1993-07-11

Georgia Henshaw, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging

1996-08-27

Georgia Flint, Love Actually

1997-05-07

Georgia Mae Lively, Twelve O'Clock

1999-06-30

Georgia MacPherson, Waybuloo

1999-11-10

Georgia-Taylor Woods, Episode #3.46

Georgia - Notable Weddings

Woodrow WilsonJun 24, 1885

Juliette Gordon LowDec 21, 1886

James LongstreetSep 8, 1897

Bobby JonesJun 17, 1924

Hank GreenbergFeb 18, 1946

Jimmy CarterJul 7, 1946

Ray CharlesJul 31, 1951

James BrownJun 19, 1953

Fran TarkentonDec 22, 1960

Dolly PartonMay 30, 1966

David JusticeDec 31, 1992

John F. KennedySep 21, 1996

Kenny RogersJun 1, 1997

Carrie UnderwoodJul 10, 2010

Georgia - Weddings
Date Event
1885-06-24

28th US President Woodrow Wilson (28) weds Presbyterian minister's daughter Ellen Louise Axson (25) in Savannah, Georgia

1886-12-21

Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA Juliette Gordon Low (26) weds William Mackay Low in Savannah, Georgia

1897-09-08

Confederate General James Longstreet (76) weds Helen Dortch (34) at the governor's mansion in Atlanta, Georgia

1924-06-17

Golfer Bobby Jones (22) weds high school sweetheart Mary Rice Malone (22) in Atlanta, Georgia

1946-02-18

MLB baseball player Hank Greenberg (35) weds heiress Caral Gimbel in Sea Island, Georgia

1946-07-07

39th US President Jimmy Carter (21) weds Rosalynn Smith (18) in Plains, Georgia

1951-07-31

Musician Ray Charles (20) weds Eileen Williams in Georgia

1953-06-19

Singer James Brown (20) weds Velma Warren at Trinity CME Church in Toccoa, Georgia

1960-12-22

NFL quarterback Fran Tarkenton (20) weds Anna Elaine Merrell at First Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia

1966-05-30

Country singer Dolly Parton (20) weds Carl Dean (23) in Ringgold, Georgia

1992-12-31

MLB Outfielder David Justice (26) weds actress Halle Berry (26) in Atlanta, Georgia

1996-09-01

Presidential daughter Amy Carter (29), the only child of former U.S President Jimmy Carter weds computer consultant Jim Wentzel (28) in Plains, Georgia

1996-09-21

Elder son of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and magazine publisher John F. Kennedy Jr. (35) weds Caroline Bisset (30) at the wood-frame Brack Chapel of the First African Baptist Church in Cumberland Island, Georgia

1997-06-01

Grammy Award-winning singer Kenny Rogers (59) weds Wanda Miller (31) at his ranch in Athens, Georgia

2000-09-02

"The Backstreet Boys" lead vocalist Brian Littrell (25) weds actress Leighanne Wallace (31) at Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta, Georgia

2002-06-08

Teen rock star Taylor Hanson (19) weds Natalie Bryant (18) at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia

2005-01-08

Rapper and actor Nas (32) weds R&B singer Kelis (25) at Morningside Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia

2006-06-03

Pop band Hanson member Zac Hanson (20) weds Kate Tucker (22) at the Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia

2006-06-03

Actor and Ben Affleck's younger brother Casey Affleck (30) weds actress/model Summer Phoenix (28) in McIntosh County, Georgia

2007-09-01

Singer-songwriter Usher (28) weds hair stylist and wardrobe stylist Tameka Foster (37) at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort in Georgia

2007-09-09

Country music artist Joe Nichols (30) weds Heather Singleton (30) at Whitfield Chapel in Savannah, Georgia

2009-03-11

Actress and singer Mandy Moore (28) weds alt-country/rock singer-songwriter Ryan Adams (37) Savannah, Georgia

2010-07-10

Actress and fourth season American Idol winner Carrie Underwood (29) weds Nashville Predators ice hockey player Mike Fisher (32) at Ritz Carlton Lodge in Greensboro, Georgia

2011-10-22

"The Bachelorette" TV personality DeAnna Pappas (29) weds Stephen Stagliano (27) in Georgia

2011-11-11

Actor and comedian Kenan Thompson (33) weds model Christina Evangeline at George Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia

2011-11-11

TV personality Kim Zolciak (33) weds Atlanta Falcons football player Kroy Biermann (26) in Roswell, Georgia

2011-12-30

Scottish actor David Tennant (40) weds actress Georgia Moffett (27) in London, United Kingdom

Georgia - Deaths
Date Event
1027-08-16

Giorgi I, King of Georgia (b. 998)

1125-01-24

David IV of Georgia (b. 1073)

1289-03-12

King Demetre II of Georgia (b. 1259)

1785-06-30

James Oglethorpe, English general and founder of the state of Georgia (b. 1696)

1863-11-24

Claudius Charles Wilson, Confederate brig-gen during American Civil War, dies of fever at camp in Ringgold, Georgia

1913-02-28

Elephant seal, 6.8-m, 4000-kg, killed in S Georgia (South Atlantic)

1915-08-17

Leo Frank, American convict, hanged in 1915 by a lynch mob in Georgia

1927-08-25

Georgia Woodthorpe, Kultur

1928-04-02

Georgia O'Ramey, The $5,000,000 Counterfeiting Plot

1940-09-14

Georgia Coleman, Episode #1.5189

1944-07-10

Allegretti Anderson, Georgia Rose

1950-05-03

Georgia Pembleton, Happy Days

1950-09-06

Georgia O'Dell, Idle Eyes

1961-07-17

Ty Cobb, Somewhere in Georgia

1966-05-14

Georgia BD Camp Johnson, US poet/playwright, dies at 88

1980-08-09

Georgia Simmons, 8½

1984-12-10

Georgia Lind, How Do I Become Rich and Happy?

1985-06-07

Georgia Hale, The Gold Rush

1985-11-28

Georgia Burke, The Cool World

1986-03-06

Georgia O'Keefe, US painter (Flowers), dies at 98

1986-03-06

Georgia O'Keeffe, American artist (b. 1887)

1986-03-06

Georgia O'Keeffe, Alfred Stieglitz: The Eloquent Eye

1988-03-30

Georgia Ellis, Dragnet

1990-03-12

Philippe Soupault, Georgia

1990-07-05

Gene Drew, Sweet Georgia

1992-04-07

Alix Talton, former Miss Georgia, dies of lung cancer at 72

1992-07-05

Georgia Brown, British singer/actress (Love at Stake), dies at 59

1992-07-05

Georgia Brown, Tales That Witness Madness

1993-12-31

Zviad Gamsachurdia, pres of Georgia SSR (1991-1993), suicide at 54

1994-01-30

Steve Bono, The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia

1994-03-06

Tengis Abuladze, Georgia SSR MP (Penalty), dies at 71

1994-12-03

Giorgi Chanturia, Pres of Georgia, assassinated

1995-07-06

White Eagle, A Marriage: Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz

1995-10-26

Georgia Neese Gray, 1st Woman Treasurer of USA, dies at 95

1997-04-18

Georgia Schmidt, Goin' South

1998-12-15

Georgia Dell, Child's Play

2003-06-23

Maynard Jackson, Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia (b. 1938)

2003-06-25

Lester Maddox, American businessman, one-time segregationist and Governor of Georgia (b. 1915)

2004-07-16

George Busbee, Governor of Georgia (b. 1927)

2005-01-23

Georgia Kullmann, Der Lampenschirm

2005-02-03

Zurab Zhvania, Prime Minister of Georgia (b. 1963)

2006-12-09

Georgia Gibbs, The Georgia Gibbs Show

2008-01-18

Georgia Frontiere, American football team owner (b. 1927)

2008-01-18

Georgia Frontiere, Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There

2011-01-14

Georgia Carroll, Carolina Blues

2011-06-07

Sven-Olof Walldoff, Georgia, Georgia

2011-10-25

Georgia Fennessy, The Exchange

2012-01-01

Ed Jenkins, American Congressman for Georgia, died at 78


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