January 27, 1785

On January 27, 1785, the first American state university was chartered in Athens, Georgia. However, it wasn’t until January 30, 1892 that the school became a real and recognized center of learning. UGA did have many distinguished alumni in the 107 years before 1892, with many of the Governors, Senators, and Representatives having attended and graduated from the University. There were also a multitude of doctors, lawyers, and teachers who also attended and graduated from the University of Georgia at this same time. But on January 30, 1892, UGA played its first football game and the University of Georgia set its foot on the path of football dominance, as well as educating those people who couldn’t play football. Go Dawgs!

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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