April 20, 1853
1853 Harriet Tubman started the Underground Railroad, which would help in the escape of some Georgia slaves -- especially those in the northern half of the state.
April 20, 1865
1865 Confederate general Howell Cobb surrendered Macon to Union General James H. Wilson. Macon had served as Georgia’s temporary capital since the capture of Milledgeville during Sherman’s March to the Sea in late 1864.
April 20, 1982
1982 In a home game, the Atlanta Braves beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 to win their 12th consecutive game of the 1982 season. The Braves’ victory established a new major league record for best start by a baseball team in either league.
April 20, 1992
1992 Gov. Zell Miller signed legislation designating Pogo ’Possum as Georgia’s official state ’possum.