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5 Fun Facts About December 30 In Georgia History

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1. On December 30, 1828, the Georgia state legislature enacted a law to abolish the Creek Nation, which was one of the few Native American tribes still residing in the state. This law paved the way for the forced removal of the Creek Nation from their ancestral lands, as part of the Trail of Tears.

2. In 1862, during the Civil War, Confederate forces under the command of General John Hunt Morgan raided Hartwell, Georgia, and engaged in a skirmish with Union troops. The battle resulted in the capture of several Union soldiers, and the destruction of a railroad bridge and a telegraph line.

3. On December 30, 1889, the Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, was officially opened in Atlanta. The school was originally founded as the Georgia School of Technology, with the goal of educating students in engineering and related fields.

4. In 1913, on December 30, a deadly flood struck the city of Columbus, Georgia. The flood, caused by heavy rainfall and swollen rivers, destroyed homes and businesses, and resulted in the deaths of at least 21 people.

5. On December 30, 1996, the Centennial Olympic Park bombing occurred during the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. The bombing, carried out by a domestic terrorist, killed one person and injured more than 100 others. The incident remains one of the most high-profile acts of terrorism on American soil.
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