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5 Fun Facts About February 28 In Georgia History

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1. In 1733, General James Oglethorpe established Savannah as the first city in the new colony of Georgia on February 28.

2. The infamous lynching of four African Americans by a mob took place on February 28, 1889, in Brooks County, Georgia. The gruesome event was later known as the "Brooks County Race War."

3. On February 28, 1901, Georgia's first state park, Indian Springs, was established, becoming the oldest state park in the U.S.

4. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) held its first Georgia meeting in Atlanta on February 28, 1917.

5. On February 28, 1978, the Georgia State Capitol building was added to the National Register of Historic Places, recognizing its significance as a political and architectural landmark.
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