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5 Fun Facts About March 30 In Georgia History

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1. On March 30, 1867, the Reconstruction Acts were passed by the U.S. Congress, which included the readmission of Georgia to the Union under military control.

2. In 1870, on March 30, Hiram Revels became the first African American to be sworn in as a U.S. Senator, representing Mississippi. He was also a minister and a Union Army chaplain during the Civil War.

3. March 30, 1973, was when Atlanta-native John Lewis was appointed as the director of the Voter Education Project. This initiative aimed to increase voter registration among African Americans in the South and played a crucial role in the Civil Rights Movement.

4. On March 30, 2011, the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta welcomed two new residents: two whale sharks, Alice and Trixie. These sharks, along with several other species, are part of the aquarium's conservation and education efforts.

5. Finally, on March 30, 2013, the Atlanta Braves hosted their final home opener at Turner Field before moving to a new stadium in 2017. The Braves had called Turner Field home since it was built for the 1996 Summer Olympics.
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