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5 Fun Facts About May 25 In Georgia History

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1. On May 25, 1725, the city of Savannah was officially founded by General James Oglethorpe, making it the oldest city in the state of Georgia.

2. In 1798, the Georgia House of Representatives passed a resolution urging the federal government to declare war against France due to mounting tensions between the two nations.

3. In 1883, the Georgia State Board of Health was established to oversee public health initiatives and enforce sanitation laws throughout the state.

4. On May 25, 1925, the Atlanta Braves played their first home game at Ponce de Leon Park, winning 5-4 against the St. Louis Cardinals.

5. In 1962, civil rights activist Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter became the first African American students to enroll at the University of Georgia, following a legal battle that ended racially segregated admissions policies at the school.
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