Free Shipping On All Orders

5 Fun Facts About October 18 In Georgia History

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

1. In 1777, the Battle of Savannah took place during the American Revolutionary War. British forces, led by General Augustine Prevost, attacked American forces led by General Robert Howe. The battle resulted in a British victory, with nearly 1,000 American casualties.

2. In 1867, the Georgia State Convention voted to ratify the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which granted citizenship and equal protection under the law to all people born or naturalized in the United States.

3. In 1877, Georgia politician Alexander H. Stephens, who served as Vice President of the Confederacy during the Civil War, was elected to the United States House of Representatives. He would go on to serve in the House until his death in 1883.

4. In 1931, the Georgia Institute of Technology (commonly known as Georgia Tech) dedicated its newly-built football stadium, Grant Field. The stadium is still in use today, and has undergone several renovations and expansions over the years.

5. In 1998, Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz became the first pitcher in World Series history to record at least 10 strikeouts and hit a home run in the same game. Smoltz's performance helped the Braves defeat the New York Yankees 7-2 in Game Three of the series.
  • 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