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 February 18

1516

Queen Mary I, also known as Bloody Mary for her persecution of Protestants.

1795

George Peabody, U.S. merchant and philanthropist.

1848

Louis Comfort Tiffany, glassware artist and designer.

1859

Shalom Aleichem, Yiddish author.

1862

Charles M. Schwab, "Boy Wonder" of the steel industry. President of both U.S. Steel and Bethlehem Steel.

1892

Wendell Wilkie, Presidential candidate against President Franklin Roosevelt.

1909

Wallace Stegner, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist (Angle of Repose).

1922

Helen Gurley Brown, editor of Cosmopolitan magazine.

1929

Len Deighton, English spy writer (The Ipcress File).

1931

Toni Morrison, Nobel laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning author (The Bluest Eye, Beloved).

1934

Audre Lord, poet.