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  • Cherokee Native Immigrants

    Cherokee Native Immigrants
    Cherokee Nation had successfully migrated southward, occupying more than 40,000 square miles in the southern Appalachian Mountains.
  • Slavery is lifted

    Slavery is lifted
    James Oglethorpe served as the Georgia Colony's governor for 12 years. During which time slavery and alcohol were banned. When he returned to England the alcohol ban was lifted immediately and in 1749 slavery was allowed
  • Wesley brothers sail from England to Georgia

    Wesley brothers sail from England to Georgia
    John Wesley and his brother Charles Wesley sailed from England for Georgia, Charles to serve as secretary to James Oglethorpe, while John was to be a minister to the Georgia colonists. John Wesley’s time in Georgia was an unhappy one, as he wished to be a missionary to the Indians, plus he fell in love with a young woman who chose to marry another man.
  • Slavery is Legal

     Slavery is Legal
    Slavery officially became legal in Georgia
  • Sugar Acts passed

    Sugar Acts passed
    British legislation aimed at ending the smuggling trade in sugar and molasses from the French and Dutch West Indies and at providing increased revenues to fund enlarged British Empire responsibilities following the French and Indian War. Actually a re invigoration of the largely ineffective Molasses Act of 1733, the Sugar Act provided for strong customs enforcement of the duties on refined sugar and molasses imported into the colonies from non-British Caribbean sources.passed
  • Slavery code passed

    Slavery code passed
    A harsh slave code was passed, declaring (among other items) that children of slaves were also slaves and the personal property of their owners; slaves could be whipped for traveling outside a town or plantation without special permission, and anyone teaching a slave to read and write would face a heavy fine.
  • Savannah is founded

     Savannah is founded
    Oglethorpe, along with 116 selected settlers arrived in Georgia, on February 1, 1733. On a bluff overlooking the river Savannah and the sea, he founded a city that he named after the river. They began clearing the land and setting up boundaries. Oglethorpe visited the chiefs of all the Indian tribes for their support. Each debtor was given 40 acres of land for cultivation, which could not be sold
  • Declaration of Independence signed

    Declaration of Independence signed
    On this day, Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, and George Walton, all from Georgia signed the Declaration of Independence.
  • First state seal adopted

    First state seal adopted
    The Great Seal of the State of Georgia is a device that has historically been used to authenticate government documents executed by the state of Georgia. The first great seal of the state was specified in the State Constitution of 1777, and its current form was adopted in 1914.
  • British troops capture Savannah

    British troops capture Savannah
    American Major General Robert Howe and his paltry force of between 650 and 900 men were severely outnumbered. Campbell also outflanked the Continental forces by locating a path through the swamp to the right of the American position. Howe ordered the city to be evacuated and the army to withdraw from combat.The Patriots lost 83 men and another 483 were captured, while the British lost only 3 men and another 10 were wounded.
  • Most Recorded Snowfall

    Most Recorded Snowfall
    Savannah Georgia records 18 inches of snow, the most snow recorded in Georgia.
  • US 1st Jewish Governor

    US 1st Jewish Governor
    David Emanuel a democratic-republican born in Pennsylvania becomes America’s first Jewish governor. He served in the Revolutionary War and was captain of the Georgia militia. He entered politics in 1780 and did many jobs.
  • US State Birth Registration Law

    US State Birth Registration Law
    Birth registration is the process by which a child’s birth is recorded in the civil register by the government authority. It provides the first legal recognition of the child and is generally required for the child to obtain a birth certificate and as a result any other legal documents and rights. In Namibia birth registration is coordinated and recorded with the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration. Georgia was the first state to pass the law.
  • Gold Discovered

    Gold Discovered
    In 1828 gold was discovered which caused many people to come to Georgia
  • Slavery is 40% of Population

    Slavery is 40% of Population
    The US state of Georgia by this time had over 280,000 slaves with many working as field hands. The start of the Civil War slaves made up over 40% of the state’s population. Conducted by the Census Office on June 1, 1840, it determined the resident population of the United States to be 17,069,453 — an increase of 32.7 percent over the 12,866,020 persons enumerated during the 1830 Census. The total population included 2,487,355 slaves.
  • Population Passes A Million

    Population Passes A Million
    Georgia’s population passes one million residents for the very first time in 1860. Census figures that year indicates that more than 591,000 were white (56%) and nearly (44%) 466,000 were black.
  • Abraham Lincoln won Presidential Election

    Abraham Lincoln won Presidential Election
    Abraham Lincoln won the US presidential elections with a majority of the electoral votes in a 4-way race. Following his election South Carolina seceded from the Union followed by Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas.
  • Bread Revolt in Savannah

     Bread Revolt in Savannah
    With food shortages throughout the South, bread riots - often instigated by women - were not an uncommon occurrence in the latter years of the war. On this day one took place in Savannah.
  • Number One Producer

    Number One Producer
    Georgia is the country’s number-one producer of peanuts, pecans and peaches, and Vidalia onions, known as the sweetest onions in the world, can only been grown in the fields around Vidalia and Glennville.
  • Coke Is Made

    Coke Is Made
    In May 1886, Coca-Cola was invented by Doctor John Pemberton a pharmacist from Atlanta, Georgia. According to the Coca-Cola Company, Pemberton developed the syrup for the famed beverage, which was sampled at the local Jacob's Pharmacy and deemed to be "excellent."
  • Southern Railways Accident

    Southern Railways Accident
    35 people die when a Southern Railways train plunged into a washout 1.5 miles north of McDonough, Georgia Not a member of the train crew escaped. Flames were already seen coming from that part of the wreck not covered by water. Human bodies floated out from the mass and were carried downstream by the swift current. Flashes of lightning added to the steady glow of the burning train and lit up the scene with fearful distinctness.
  • Race Riot

    Race Riot
    In September of 1906, a race riot broke out in Atlanta after newspaper reports of black men allegedly assaulting white women. Although the attacks were never confirmed, thousands of angry white men gathered downtown, killing dozens of blacks and causing extensive damage to many black-owned businesses. The riot made both national and international headlines and influenced the subsequent statewide passage of prohibition in 1908.
  • Women's Suffrage is published

    Women's Suffrage is published
    Although no Georgia newspaper ever campaigned aggressively for woman suffrage, the growing activity of the state's suffrage organizations gained much-needed publicity with the establishment of a woman suffrage department in the Atlanta Constitution in July 1913. Weekly columns appeared in the Atlanta Journal and in the Columbus Ledger, and special editions were published in the Columbus Ledger and in the Atlanta Georgia.
  • Spanish Flu

    Spanish Flu
    It is estimated that about 500 million people or one-third of the world’s population became infected with this virus, and the number of deaths was estimated to be at least 50 million worldwide with about 675,000 occurring in the United States.
  • Martin Luther King Jr Born

    Martin Luther King Jr Born
    MLK is born on January 15, 1929 in Georgia. He later was involved in many race riots.
  • Hulk Hogan Birthday

    Hulk Hogan Birthday
    Terry Gene Bollea, better known as Hulk Hogan, was born in Augusta Georgia on August 11, 1953. He is a very popular professional wrestler and has been in since 1984.
  • Luke Bryan is Born

    Luke Bryan is Born
    Thomas Luther "Luke" Bryan is an American singer and songwriter. He was born on July 17, 1976 in Leesburg Georgia. He is known for being an amazing country singer and songwriter across the globe.
  • Kanye West Birth

    Kanye West Birth
    Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and fashion designer. He is very well known for his wife, Kim Kardashian. He was born on June 8, 1976 in Atlanta.
  • Cam Newton

    Cam Newton
    Cameron Jerrell Newton is an American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He played college football at Auburn and was drafted as the first overall pick by the Panthers in the 2011 NFL Draft. He was born in Atlanta Georgia in 1989.
  • Summer Olympics held in Atlanta

    Summer Olympics held in Atlanta
    From July 19 to august 4, 1996, Atlanta hosted the Centennial Summer Olympic Games, the largest event in the city’s history. Local leaders hoped to use the publicity to promote Georgia’s image as an international place ready to play an important role in global commerce.