History & Facts
Augusta History & Facts
- 2nd largest city in Georgia, Founded in 1735
- Nickname: The Garden City
- Augusta was the 2nd state capital of Georgia from 1785-1795
- Originally 2nd established town (after savannah) in British colony of Georgia, under the supervision of colony founder James Oglethorpe.
- Road built in 1739 connecting Augusta and Savannah, causing more migration to Augusta
- Famous People
- Ben Shalom Bernanke (December 13, 1953) is the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the United States Federal Reserve.
- Terry Gene Bollea (August 11th, 1953), a.k.a. Hulk Hogan, is an American actor, and semi-retired professional wrestler.
- James Joseph Brown, Jr. (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American entertainer.
- Pete Drake (October 8th, 1932 – July 29th, 1988), a.k.a. Roddis Franklin Drake, was a major Nashville, Tennessee-based record producer and pedal steel guitar player.
- Laurence John Fishburne III (July 30th, 1961) is an Academy Award-nominated and Tony Award-winning American actor of screen and stage, as well as a playwright, director, and producer. (Best known for his role as Morpheus in the Matrix science fiction film trilogy).
- Charles Gordon Howell III (June 20, 1979) is an American golfer.
- Amy Lee Grant (November 25th, 1960) is an American singer-songwriter, author, media personality and occasional actress, best known for her contemporary Christian music.
- Jasper Johns, Jr. (May 15th, 1930) is an American contemporary artist who works primarily in painting and printmaking.
- Jessye Norman (September 15th, 1945) is a four-time Grammy Award-winning African American opera singer.
- James Brice White ( 1847-1917) an Irish immigrant, and J. B. Whites founder.
- Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856–February 3, 1924) was the 28th President of the United States
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