Free Shipping On All Orders

5 Fun Facts About October 13 In Georgia History

---Learn Every Day: GA Today In History Facts Texted Each Day - Text: history ga To: 618-270-4005---

1. On October 13, 1736, the founding of Augusta, Georgia took place. Named after Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, the city was originally intended to serve as a buffer between colonists and Native American tribes.

2. The first steamship to travel up the Savannah River arrived in Augusta on October 13, 1819. This marked an important milestone in the city's development as a major trade and transportation hub in the region.

3. Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the busiest airport in the world, opened on October 13, 1980. The airport was created through the merger of two smaller airports, and has since grown to handle tens of millions of passengers each year.

4. On October 13, 2006, a tornado struck downtown Atlanta, causing significant damage to buildings and injuring dozens of people. The tornado was part of a larger storm system that caused other tornadoes and severe weather across the southeastern United States.

5. On October 13, 2020, the Atlanta Braves defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series, en route to their first World Series appearance since 1999. The Braves ultimately fell to the Dodgers in the series, but the team's performance generated excitement and pride among Georgia sports fans.
  • Tags: GA

Older Post Newer Post

Added to cart!
Free Shipping on Every Order | Unconditional Lifetime Warranty | Purchase Orders Accepted | Family Owned and Operated Free Priority Shipping On All USA Orders You Have Qualified for Free Shipping Spend $x to Unlock Free Shipping You Have Achieved Free Shipping Fee Free Financing Available - Pay Just 25% Today - Just Choose Installment Pay At Checkout Free Shipping On All Orders You Have Achieved Free Shipping Free shipping when you order over XX ou Have Qualified for Free Shipping