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5 Fun Facts About October 15 In Georgia History

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1. In 1872, Augusta native Susan B. Anthony was arrested for voting in the presidential election. She was later found guilty and fined $100, which she refused to pay.
2. In 1875, the first game of football was played in the state of Georgia between the University of Georgia and the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA).
3. In 1903, the Savannah River flooded, causing extensive damage and death in Augusta and the surrounding areas.
4. In 1970, Atlanta hosted the first ever Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards ceremony, honoring the state's music pioneers and legends.
5. In 2005, the Atlanta Hawks played their first game in the newly built Philips Arena. The arena has since become a major venue for concerts and sporting events in the city.
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