Tag Archives: Georgia

July 4, 2019

On July 4, 2019, Mad Magazine announced it would stop publishing new material after 67 years of providing the sophomoric and infantile humor that 15-year old boys as well as men and women with a 15-year old boy’s sense of humor… Continue reading

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March 21, 1925

On March 21, 1925, the state of Tennessee enacted the Butler Act. This law made it a crime for any teacher in any state-supported public school, including colleges and universities, to teach any theory that was in contradiction to the … Continue reading

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February 5, 1777

On February 5, 1777, Georgia became the first US state to abolish the entail and primogeniture system of inheritance. What is entail and primogeniture? It’s where the first born or eldest surviving son is the only legal inheritor of his … Continue reading

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January 19, 1861

On January 19, 1861, Georgia seceded from the Union. They said all the cool kids were doing it. They weren’t. It was the usually quartet of troublemakers South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida and Alabama. You know, the ones that sit in … Continue reading

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May 4, 1932

On May 4, 1932, mobster Al Capone, began serving an eleven-year prison sentence for tax evasion in Atlanta, Georgia. The police and prosecuting attorneys weren’t able to prosecute Capone for the brothels he ran, for the illegal liquor he sold, … Continue reading

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April 2, 2008

On April 2, 2008, President Bush backed Ukraine’s and Georgia’s bid to join NATO over the staunch opposition of Russia. Alabama Governor, Bob Riley, secretly sent President Bush a note that whined, “How the H E double hockey sticks is … Continue reading

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March 3, 1801

On March 3rd, 1801, David Emmanuel took office as the elected Governor of the state of Georgia. There has been the reoccurring rumor that he and his family were Jewish, and that would have made him the first Jewish governor … Continue reading

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February 22, 1819

On February 22, 1819, Spain ceded Florida to the United States via the Adams-Onis Treaty of 1819. No money was exchanged but the western boundaries of the United States and the Spanish Territories in the Americas were negotiated. This treaty … Continue reading

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February 21, 1857

On February 21, 1857, the US Congress outlawed foreign currency as legal tender in the United States. Up until that time, foreign coin (especially the Spanish dollar) was allowed as legal tender throughout America, with the metal value of the … Continue reading

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February 12, 1733

On February 12, 1733, James Oglethorpe and his colonists on his ship, the ‘Anne’ landed and settled near the present site of Savannah, Georgia, and started the British Colony of Georgia, which was named after the English King who gave … Continue reading

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