This Day in History

The First Fleet Arrives in Australia

A pivotal moment in Australian history occurred on January 18th, 1788, as the First Fleet, carrying convicts and settlers, arrived in Botany Bay. This laid the foundation for the European settlement of Australia.

Georgia Becomes the Fourth U.S. State

Georgia, known for its peaches and rich history, became the fourth state of the United States on January 2nd, 1788. It played a significant role in the development of the American South.