Here’s what happened in July in Georgia history


Here is a look at some of the historic events that happened during the month of July in Georgia history.

  • 1733: The founders of Congregation Mickve Israel, the South’s oldest Jewish congregation, arrived in Savannah​.
  • 1742: The Battle of Bloody Marsh, a skirmish between English and Spanish forces, took place on St. Simons Island​.
  • 1782: The British army departed from Savannah following their defeat in the Revolutionary War​.
  • 1840: Wesleyan College in Macon, the world’s first degree-granting women’s college, graduated its inaugural class​​.
  • 1864: The Battle of Atlanta took place during the Civil War, with Union General Sherman ordering the arrest of approximately 400 mill workers in Roswell​.
  • 1936: Margaret Mitchell sold the movie rights to her novel, “Gone With the Wind”, for an unprecedented sum​.
  • 1946: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta was established​.
  • 1964: Martin Luther King Jr. attended the signing ceremony for the Civil Rights Act at the White House​.
  • 1976: Hank Aaron set the all-time record for career home runs with his 755th and final hit on July 20​.
  • 1983: Georgia’s current state constitution went into effect​.
  • 1993: Groundbreaking ceremony for Centennial Olympic Stadium took place in Atlanta, marking the commencement of the 1996 Olympic Games three years later​.

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