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5 Fun Facts About January 10 In Georgia History

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1. In 1861, Georgia voted to secede from the United States and joined the Confederate States of America. The decision came during a statewide convention held in Milledgeville on January 10 of that year.
2. In 1920, the Georgia School of Technology (now known as Georgia Tech) defeated the University of Georgia 20-0 in the first football game played at Grant Field in Atlanta. This historic game took place on January 10.
3. On January 10, 1978, the Atlanta Hawks set a new NBA record by defeating the New Orleans Jazz 156-126. The combined score of 282 points was the highest ever in an NBA game at the time.
4. In 1982, Georgia Governor George Busbee signed into law a bill to create the Georgia Lottery Corporation. The lottery officially began on June 29, 1993, and has since contributed billions of dollars to education in the state.
5. January 10, 2012, saw the inauguration of Nathan Deal as the 82nd Governor of Georgia. Deal served two terms in this role and oversaw significant changes to the state's education system and transportation infrastructure.
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