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5 Fun Facts About March 6 In Georgia History

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1. In 1865, the Battle of Waynesboro, the last significant battle of Sherman's March to the Sea during the Civil War, took place in Waynesboro, Georgia.

2. In 1899, the Georgia State Legislature passed a bill creating the Georgia State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, now known as the Georgia Institute of Technology, in Atlanta.

3. In 1922, Atlanta's largest fire since the Civil War broke out, destroying over 700 homes and businesses in the city's Fourth Ward.

4. In 1983, the Atlanta Hawks defeated the Detroit Pistons 118-106, setting a then-NBA record with their 24th consecutive home win.

5. In 1996, Georgia Governor Zell Miller signed the HOPE Scholarship program into law, which provides free college tuition to Georgia students who meet certain academic requirements.
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