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This Day in Georgia History

September 14, 1976

Georgia World Congress Center Opened

The Georgia World Congress Center opened in Atlanta. Mayor Maynard Jackson characterized it as “the most magnificent show convention facility in the world.” Governor George Busbee described the center as “a benchmark in the economic life of this city.” Busbee added that Atlanta had long been “a city of national stature. Starting today it is a city of international significance.”