February 12, 1733
SAVANNAH, GEORGIA -- FIRST CITY founded in Georgia by James Edward Oglethorpe. He founded Georgia's FIRST Colony (America's 13th Colony, which later became the State of Georgia).
February 12, 1733
SAVANNAH, GEORGIA -- FIRST Capiltol of the 13th Colony
SAVANNAH, GEORGIA -- FIRST Capitol of the State of Georgia. later moved to Atlanta.
FIRST Jewish Congregation in the South.
FIRST Agricultural Experimental Garden in North America.
FIRST City Planned on a System of Squares in North America.
FIRST Silk Exportation from America (At Savannah, GA).
FIRST Moravian Church in America.
FIRST English Hymnal in America.
FIRST Sunday School in America.
FIRST Lighthouse on the South Atlantic Coast.
FIRST Horse Race in Georgia.
FIRST Garden for the Blind in the Southeast.
Georgia Gazette:The First Newspaper in the Colony.
The First African Baptist Church of Savannah, GA, is the FIRST and oldest black church in North America.
FIRST Public School in Georgia. (Massie school in Savannah, GA.)
FIRST Negro Baptist Congregation in the United States.
FIRST Practical Cotton Gin. (Invented near Savannah, GA. by Eli Whitney.)
FIRST Golf Course in America built at Savannah, GA.
FIRST ship named "Savannah" was built in Savannah, GA.
FIRST Steamship to Cross an Ocean. ("SS Savannah")
Georgia Infirmary:The first hospital for negroes in the United States. Chartered on December 24, 1832 and established under the authority of the General Assembly. Thomas F. Williams left $1,000 in his will for this hospital.
The FIRST Iron Sea Vessel, the John Randolph, was built in Savannah.
FIRST use of a Rifled Cannon in Modern Warfare at Ft. Pulaski.
FIRST Building in the United States Built Over a Public Street.
Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences:
The first art museum in the Southeast.
FIRST Public Health Agency established in Savannah, GA, more than one hundred years ago.
FIRST Motorized Fire Department in the United States.
March 12, 1912
FIRST Girl Scouts of America Founded in Savannah, GA, by Juliette Gordon Low.
Registered March 12, 1912
MARGARET DAISY GORDON (Neice of Juliette Low) was first registered Girl Guide in the United States (in Savannah, GA). (The name "Girl Guides" was changed to "Girl Scouts" in 1913.)
FIRST City to Introduce a Computerized Reservation System Available to 290,000 Travel Agency Computer Terminals Throughtout the World.