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5 Fun Facts About May 20 In Georgia History

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1. In 1861, Georgia officially seceded from the United States and joined the Confederacy on May 20th. This decision would lead to years of civil war and ultimately impact the future of the entire country.

2. On May 20th, 1932, the very first Coca-Cola headquarters outside of Atlanta was opened in Augusta, Georgia. The building is now a historic landmark and serves as an important cultural center for the community.

3. In 2002, Jordan Pruitt, a singer and songwriter from Georgia, won a nationwide talent search competition called "Disney's Circle of Stars" on May 20th. She later signed with Hollywood Records and released several successful albums.

4. On May 20th, 2017, the Georgia Bulldogs won their first gymnastics national championship in school history. They defeated Oklahoma to take home the title in front of a packed stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.

5. In 2005, the Georgia Aquarium opened its doors to the public for the first time on May 20th. With over 10 million gallons of water and over 100,000 animals, it is currently the largest aquarium in the world and is an important tourist attraction for Georgia.
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