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5 Fun Facts About August 25 In Georgia History

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1. On August 25, 1919, the first woman registered to vote in Georgia. Lizzie Robbins of Atlanta was the first woman to register to vote after the 19th Amendment was ratified.

2. In 1948, on August 25, Atlanta Mayor William B. Hartsfield broke ground on the city's new airport, which eventually became Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the world's busiest airport.

3. On August 25, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act, which created the Office of Economic Opportunity to oversee a variety of programs aimed at fighting poverty, including the Job Corps and Head Start.

4. On August 25, 1993, a mass shooting occurred in the cafeteria of a suburban Atlanta high school, killing six students and injuring 13 others. The shooter, a 19-year-old former student named Mark O. Barton, later killed himself.

5. On August 25, 2014, President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts, a native of Mont Vernon, Georgia, for his actions during a battle in Afghanistan in 2008. Pitts was the ninth living recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan or Iraq.
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