In 1945, 42 German prisoners of war from Camp Gordon near Augusta, Georgia were assigned to work here.

  • The Augusta National Golf Course
  • The Lake Thurmond Dam
  • The Robert Trent Jones Memorial
  • The Battle of Thermopylae

Today in History: Born on April 1

1578

William Harvey, English physician and biologist.

1815

Otto Von Bismarck, chancellor of Germany.

1868

Edmond Rostand, French dramatist (Cyrano de Bergerac).

1883

William Manchester, U.S. historian and biographer.

1883

Lon Chaney, film actor.

1895

Alberta Hunter, blues singer.

1919

Joseph E. Murray, transplant physician.

1929

Milan Kundera, Czech writer (The Farewell Party, The Unbearable Lightness of Being).