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5 Fun Facts About May 31 In Georgia History

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1. In 1819, Georgia became the fourth state to ratify the Adams-Onís Treaty, which established the boundary between the United States and Spanish Florida. This treaty helped pave the way for the eventual annexation of Florida by the United States.

2. On May 31, 1918, a major fire broke out in downtown Atlanta that destroyed over 300 buildings and caused millions of dollars in damage. The fire is considered one of the worst disasters in the city's history.

3. In 1962, the Georgia state flag was officially redesigned to incorporate the Confederate battle flag. The controversial design remained in use until 2003, when a new flag was adopted without the Confederate symbol.

4. The Georgia General Assembly passed the state's first anti-miscegenation law on May 31, 1827. The law prohibited marriage between whites and free people of color or slaves.

5. On May 31, 1992, Atlanta hosted the Super Bowl, which featured the Buffalo Bills and the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys won the game by a score of 52-17, marking their third Super Bowl victory in four years.
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