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5 Fun Facts About February 4 In Georgia History

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1. On February 4, 1783, Georgia officially ratified the Treaty of Paris, which ended the American Revolutionary War and recognized the independence of the United States.

2. In 1861, on February 4, delegates from Georgia attended the Montgomery Convention in Alabama, where they joined representatives from other Southern states to form the Confederate States of America.

3. On February 4, 1931, Georgia Governor Richard B. Russell Jr. signed into law the "Yellow Dog" bill, which outlawed political party primaries that excluded black voters. This was a significant step towards African American suffrage in Georgia.

4. February 4, 1974, marked the opening of the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), a large convention center in Atlanta that has hosted numerous high-profile events, including the 1996 Summer Olympics.

5. On February 4, 1996, the Atlanta Falcons lost to the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl XXX, which was held at the Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. Despite the loss, this was a historic moment for the Falcons, as it was their first Super Bowl appearance in franchise history.
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