Trivia Questions for Historic Dates

What happened in Georgia on July 19, 1996? (Sports)

Answer: The Summer Olympic Games opened in Atlanta

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Source: Ed Jackson

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What happened in Georgia on October 28, 1995? (Sports)

Answer: The Atlanta Braves won the World Series.

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Source: Associated Press

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What happened in Georgia history on January 1, 1981? (Sports)

Answer: The University of Georgia won the NCAA national championship in football.

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Source: University of Georgia Logo

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What happened in Georgia history on November 2, 1976? (Politics)

Answer: Jimmy Carter was elected President of the United States.

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Source: Ed Jackson

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What happened in Georgia on April 8, 1974? (Sports)

Answer: Hank Aaron hit home run number 715.

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Source: Sports Illustrated

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What happened in Georgia on April 9, 1968? (Death)

Answer: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s funeral was held in Atlanta.

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Source: William Rand

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What happened in Georgia on January 10, 1961? (Civil Rights)

Answer: Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes were the first two African-Americans enrolled at the University of Georgia.

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Source: National Archives/Southeast Region

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What happened in Georgia on October 12, 1958? (Hate Crime)

Answer: Jewish temple bombed in Atlanta

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Source: Stock Image of Book by Melissa Fay Greene

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What happened in Georgia on April 12, 1945? (Death)

Answer: President Franklin D. Roosevelt died in Warm Springs

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Source: Little White House. Photo by Ed Jackson

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What happened in Georgia on December 14, 1939? (Entertainment)

Answer: Movie Gone With the Wind premiered in Atlanta

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Source: Ed Jackson

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What happened in Georgia on June 30, 1936? (Literature)

Answer: Gone With the Wind was published

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Source: Stock Image of Book by Margaret Mitchell

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What happened in Georgia on April 6, 1936? (Weather)

Answer: Tornado hit downtown Gainesville

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Source: Hall County, Georgia Historical Photograph Collection

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What happened in Georgia on January 15, 1929? (Birth)

Answer: Martin Luther King, Jr. Born

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Source: Library of Congress

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What happened in Georgia on October 3, 1924? (Visitor)

Answer: FDR arrived for his first visit to Warm Springs

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Source: Georgia Department of Natural Resources

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What happened in Georgia on August 17, 1915? (Hate Crime)

Answer: Leo Frank lynched

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Source: The 1913 Leo Frank Case and Trial Research Library

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What happened in Georgia on April 26, 1913? (Crime)

Answer: Mary Phagan murdered

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Source: The 1913 Leo Frank Case and Trial Research Library

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What happened in Georgia on September 22, 1906? (Hate Crime)

Answer: Deadly race riot began in Atlanta

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Source: Le Petit Journal

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What happened in Georgia on August 27, 1893? (Weather)

Answer: Deadly hurricane hit Georgia coast

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Source: wunderground.com

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What happened in Georgia on September 18, 1895? (Entertainment)

Answer: Cotton States and International Exposition opened in Atlanta

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Source: http://cottonstatesexpo.blogspot.com/p/souvenirs.html

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What happened in Georgia on November 15, 1864? (Civil War)

Answer: Burning of Atlanta and Beginning of March to the Sea

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Source: George Barnard, Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign

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What happened in Georgia on May 8, 1886? (Business)

Answer: First Coca-Cola fountain drink sold

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Source: Library of Congress

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What happened in Georgia on September 19-20, 1863? (Civil War)

Answer: Battle of Chickamauga

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Source: Battle of Chickamauga Lithograph from Library of Congress

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What happened in Georgia on January 19, 1861? (Politics)

Answer: Georgia passed an Ordinance of Secession

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Source: Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library/University of Georgia Libraries

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What happened in Georgia on December 10, 1850? (Politics)

Answer: Georgia Platform Adopted

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What happened in Georgia on March 30, 1842? (Medicine)

Answer: Dr. Crawford Long first used ether as an anesthetic

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Source: Ed Jackson

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What happened in Georgia on May 26, 1838? (Tragedy)

Answer: Cherokee removal (Trail of Tears) began

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Source: Ed Jackson

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What happened in Georgia on October 27, 1828? (Discovery)

Answer: Gold was discovered in Georgia

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Source: Harper's New Monthly Magazine

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What happened in Georgia on February 15, 1796? (Politics)

Answer: Yazoo Act burned by Georgia legislature.

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Source: A History of Georgia for Use in Schools, by L. B. Evans

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What happened in Georgia history on June 20, 1793? (Invention)

Answer: Eli Whitney applied for a patent on the cotton gin.

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Source: National Archives

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What happened in Georgia on May 12, 1791? (Visitor)

Answer: President George Washington arrived in Georgia for a ten day visit.

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Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art

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What happened in Georgia on January 2, 1788? (Politics)

Answer: Georgia Ratified the U.S. Constitution

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Source: Ed Jackson

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What happened in Georgia on January 27, 1785? (Education)

Answer: University of Georgia Chartered

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Source: Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library/University of Georgia Libraries

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What happened in Georgia on February 14, 1779? (Revolutionary War)

Answer: Battle of Kettle Creek

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Source: Ed Jackson

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What happened in Georgia on July 7, 1742? (Colonial War)

Answer: Battle of Bloody Marsh

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Source: Image at Bloody Marsh battle site, National Park Service, Photo by Ed Jackson

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What happened in Georgia on February 1, 1733? (Early History)

Answer: James Oglethorpe Landed at Yamacraw Bluff to Establish the Colony of Georgia

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Source: Ed Jackson

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