On January 27, 1785, a charter was approved by the Georgia legislature for the first publicly-supported state university in America.
On January 27, 1941, Delta Air Lines announced it would move its headquarters from Monroe, Louisiana to Atlanta, Georgia. It was an interesting case of public-money-fueled economic development.
In 1940, the city of Atlanta and Delta had signed an agreement whereby the city agreed to contribute $50,000 for construction of a new hanger and office building for Delta if it would move its headquarters to Atlanta. In turn, Delta agreed to pay the remaining construction costs and then assume a 20-year lease for the new facilities. On Jan. 16, 1941, Delta had secured a $500,000 loan from Atlanta’s Trust Company of Georgia, thus allowing it to make a public announcement of the move.
On January 27, 1965, the Shelby GT 350 was unveiled. Just for fun, here’s the current Shelby Cobra GT 500, photographed last Friday at the Washington DC Auto Show.
Otis Redding’s “Dock of the Bay” was released on January 27, 1965, seven weeks after his death.
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Georgia GOP Senate Caucus Agenda
Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Bill Cowsert (R-Athens), Senate HHS Chair Renee Unterman (R-Buford – Go Wolves!) and their Republican colleagues introduced the Senate Republican Caucus 2015 Agenda.
The Republican agenda for the 2015 Session of the Georgia General Assembly will focus on the following five issues:
1. Helping young children with autism
2. Providing opportunities and breaking down bureaucratic barriers for high school students ready to take college-level courses
3. Continuing and expanding the protection of our children
4. Pushing economic development and job creation
5. Ensuring that the founding principles of our constitutional republic are taught to our students so that they are equipped for self-government and able to maintain their heritage of freedom.
“If you take a look at the bills we are considering most pressing, it should be obvious that the Majority Caucus is focused squarely on the education, health and protection of Georgia’s children,” Sen. Cowsert said. “At the same time, we will work to ensure Georgia remains the best place in the U.S. for business, thereby continuing to push every viable job creation mechanism for the benefit of Georgians across the state.”Continue Reading..