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5 Fun Facts About March 11 In Georgia History

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1. In 1777, Georgia's first constitution was adopted on March 11th, making it the fourth state to adopt a constitution.

2. On March 11, 1865, Union General William T. Sherman captured Fayetteville, Georgia, during his March to the Sea campaign.

3. On March 11, 1929, John W. Heisman became the athletic director and head football coach at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Heisman is best known for creating the Heisman Trophy, which is awarded annually to the outstanding college football player in the United States.

4. On March 11, 1978, the Georgia State Capitol building was declared a National Historic Landmark.

5. On March 11, 1985, Atlanta-based Coca-Cola introduced a reformulation of its classic soft drink, which came to be known as "New Coke." The new formula proved to be highly unpopular with consumers, and the company quickly reinstated the original formula under the name "Coca-Cola Classic."
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