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5 Fun Facts About February 5 In Georgia History

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1. On February 5, 1918, the Georgia General Assembly ratified the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, which prohibited the production, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages in the United States. Georgia was one of the first states to ratify the amendment.

2. The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area was established on February 5, 1978, by President Jimmy Carter. The park, located in the Atlanta metropolitan area, preserves a 48-mile stretch of the Chattahoochee River for recreational use and wildlife habitat.

3. On February 5, 1865, Union General William T. Sherman's troops entered Savannah after completing their march to the sea. The fall of Savannah marked a major victory for the Union army and contributed to the eventual defeat of the Confederacy.

4. In 2000, on February 5th, Super Bowl XXXIV was played in Georgia at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The St. Louis Rams defeated the Tennessee Titans 23-16, making this the first and only Super Bowl to be held in Georgia to date.

5. On February 5, 1963, civil rights leader and activist Charles Sherrod founded the Albany Movement in Albany, Georgia. The movement aimed to desegregate public facilities in the city and led to a series of protests and legal battles for civil rights in Georgia and the South.
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