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5 Fun Facts About July 28 In Georgia History

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1. On July 28, 1834, the first issue of the Cherokee Phoenix was published in New Echota, Georgia. This newspaper was significant because it was the first newspaper published in a Native American language and it played a key role in the Cherokee Nation's efforts to resist forced removal by the U.S. government.

2. On July 28, 1868, the Georgia State Constitutional Convention of 1867-1868 reconvened to consider the proposed amendments to the state constitution. The amendments included provisions for black suffrage, public education, and the establishment of a state militia.

3. On July 28, 1948, Congressman James J. Davis of Pennsylvania spoke at the annual Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner in Atlanta. His speech was interrupted by members of the Ku Klux Klan who were protesting his support for civil rights legislation. Davis replied to the protesters by saying, "I am sorry you do not like my idea of democracy. But I am not going to let you keep me from expressing my opinion."

4. On July 28, 1986, the Atlanta Braves played their first game in their new home stadium, Turner Field. The stadium was built for the 1996 Summer Olympics and served as the Braves' home stadium from 1997 to 2016.

5. On July 28, 1996, the Centennial Olympic Games opened in Atlanta with a ceremony that included appearances by Muhammad Ali and President Bill Clinton. The Games were marred by a bombing in Centennial Olympic Park that killed two people and injured over 100 others.
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