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5 Fun Facts About June 29 In Georgia History

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1. In 1864, the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain was fought during the American Civil War, resulting in a Confederate victory. It was one of the deadliest battles of the Atlanta Campaign.

2. In 1936, the novel "Gone with the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell was published, becoming an instant bestseller and cultural phenomenon. The book was set in Georgia and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937.

3. In 1978, the film "Animal House" was released, which featured scenes shot on location at the University of Georgia in Athens. The movie is considered a classic of the comedy genre.

4. In 2009, the Georgia Dome in Atlanta hosted its final event, a college football game between Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia. The dome was demolished in 2017 to make way for a new stadium.

5. In 2010, the Atlanta Braves played their first game at their new home, SunTrust Park. The stadium is located in the suburb of Cumberland and features state-of-the-art amenities and beautiful views of the surrounding area.
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