This month in Georgia history – April edition

April 1986

April 1986

As we at Georgia Trend celebrate 30 years of covering business, politics and economic development across this great state, we’re taking a look back at some of the events that brought us to where we are today.

It may seem like the only news worth covering this April is the pollen count  6,000 and climbing  but there have been some important April events in our state’s past. Let’s take a look.

April 23, 1985

New Coke is introduced. Consumers revolt, and the company brings back its original formula, this time as “Coca-Cola Classic.”

April 12, 1987

Augusta native Larry Mize becomes only the third Georgian to win the Masters golf tournament with a near-impossible 100-foot chip-in.

April 11, 1990

The Vidalia onion is designated as Georgia’s official state vegetable.

April 2004

April 2004

April 26, 1994 

Atlanta based hip-hop group OutKast releases their first album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik

April 24, 1999

The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame opens in Macon.

April 27, 2011

An EF-4 tornado strikes Ringgold and Cedartown, killing 15 in Georgia.

April 2008

April 2008

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