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
Queen Mary I, also known as Bloody Mary for her persecution of Protestants.
George Peabody, U.S. merchant and philanthropist.
Louis Comfort Tiffany, glassware artist and designer.
Shalom Aleichem, Yiddish author.
Charles M. Schwab, "Boy Wonder" of the steel industry. President of both U.S. Steel and Bethlehem Steel.
Wendell Wilkie, Presidential candidate against President Franklin Roosevelt.
Wallace Stegner, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist (Angle of Repose).
Helen Gurley Brown, editor of Cosmopolitan magazine.
Len Deighton, English spy writer (The Ipcress File).
Toni Morrison, Nobel laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning author (The Bluest Eye, Beloved).
Audre Lord, poet.