Today, April 18...

In Georgia History

Braves Won Eleventh Straight

The Atlanta Braves defeated the Houston Astros 6-5 to go 11-0 in the 1982 season. This tied a major league record for most consecutive wins to open a season (incidentally established by the Oakland A’s the previous year). The win...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Diary Entry on a Birth

Julia Johnson Fisher wrote in her diary of the birth of a baby, and the continual search for adequate food. We were called about 3 o’clock this morning to Mrs. Linn. We hurried down but found the boy there before...
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In Their Own Words

Diary Entry on Early Days of Civil War

From Columbus, planter and businessman John Banks recorded in his diary of the early news of the Civil War: “Some troops have succeeded in reinforcing Fort Pickens. Otherwise they remain in statu quo. “Tuesday [April 16] was a solemn day....
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