Today, July 29...

In Georgia History

Niekro Struck Out Four in One Inning

Atlanta Braves knuckle ball pitcher Phil Niekro struck out four Pittsburgh Pirates in one inning - the first pitcher in Brave history to do so. This feat was possible because baseball rules provide that if a catcher fails to catch...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Journal Entry on Manassas

An Augusta woman wrote in her journal of the excitement over the Southern victory at the First Battle of Manassas, but also her concern over husband leaving for the war. “The date of the last entry made in this Journal...
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In Their Own Words

Letter Described Rebellious Attitude

From Savannah, Gov. James Wright wrote Lord Dartmouth, British secretary of state for the colonies, about the near state of rebellion in Georgia. His letter included reference to the tar-and-feathering of a Savannah loyalist: “The [Whig] Council of Safety, as...
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