Today, July 07...

In Georgia History

Ezzard Charles Born

Heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51) Ezzard (Mack) Charles was born in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Charles became heavyweight champion in September 1950, when he defeated Joe Louis on points in 15 rounds. He lost the title to Jersey Joe Walcott in a 7-round...
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In Their Own Words

Fear of Spanish Invasion Expressed

While the Battle of Bloody Marsh took place on this day, Georgia president William Stephens back in Savannah did not hear of it for almost a week. In his journal for this day, Stephens recorded his fears that the imminent...
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