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5 Fun Facts About February 22 In Georgia History

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1. On February 22, 1732, the colony of Georgia was founded by British philanthropist James Oglethorpe. Oglethorpe had a vision of creating a colony that would serve as a refuge for debtors and other poor individuals in England.

2. February 22, 1864, marked the start of the Battle of Dalton during the American Civil War. Union forces under General William T. Sherman attempted to capture the strategic rail center of Dalton, Georgia, but were held off by Confederate troops.

3. Georgia Governor Herman Talmadge declared February 22 as Washington's Birthday in 1941, following a joint resolution by Congress in 1938 to establish a federal holiday for the first President of the United States.

4. In 1975, on February 22, the Georgia Dome was opened in Atlanta. The indoor stadium served as the home of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons and the NCAA's Georgia State Panthers until it was demolished in 2017 to make way for the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

5. On February 22, 1993, the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Building was dedicated in Atlanta. The building was named in honor of the civil rights leader who was born and raised in Georgia and is known for his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
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