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This Day in Georgia History

July 23, 2003

UGA Library Fire

A fire started on the second floor of the University of Georgia Main Library building caused approximately $1.5 million in damages to various books, documents, and equipment. A homeless man was charged with starting the fire, but was not convicted. He did admit to starting it, but claimed it was an accident.

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Source: UGA News Service