Today, March 29...

In Georgia History

Billy Carter Born

Billy Carter, younger brother of future president Jimmy Carter, was born in Plains, Georgia. He died at age 51 of cancer on Sept. 25, 1988.
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In Georgia Civil War History

Lincoln Decided to Supply Fort Sumter

President Abraham Lincoln, meeting with his cabinet, made the decision to attempt to deliver supplies to Fort Sumter in South Carolina. Meanwhile, a soldier from Wayne County signed his Oath of Allegiance to the state of Georgia.
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In Their Own Words

Weather Change and Gnats

Johann Martin Boltzius was the religious leader of the Salzburgers who emigrated to Georgia in 1734; he kept a journal of their settlement. On this day he recorded two things the colonists would come to know well - sudden changes...
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