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5 Fun Facts About July 10 In Georgia History

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1. In 1780, the Battle of Tugaloo took place in Georgia during the American Revolutionary War. A force of Loyalists attacked Patriot militia at Tugaloo Bend, resulting in a victory for the Loyalists.

2. On July 10, 1925, the Scopes Trial came to a close in Tennessee. Although not directly related to Georgia history, the trial marked a significant moment in the history of science and religion in the United States.

3. In 1953, Atlanta Mayor Hartsfield declared July 10 as "Bobby Jones Day" in honor of the famous golfer and Georgia native. Jones won the Grand Slam of golf in 1930 and played a key role in the development of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament.

4. On July 10, 1961, the city of Albany, Georgia was the site of significant civil rights protests. The demonstrations were part of the Albany Movement, which aimed to combat segregation and racial discrimination in the city.

5. In 2005, Georgia became the first state to pass a law requiring all new homes to have carbon monoxide detectors. The measure was enacted after several cases of carbon monoxide poisoning were reported in Georgia homes.
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