Atlanta magazine - This Week in Atlanta History


The first glass of Coca-Cola is served

May 8, 1886

Coca-Cola was billed as a versatile drug that could “cure all nervous afflictions—Sick Headache, Neuralgia, Hysteria, Melancholy, Etc. …” Read More

Al Capone heads for the Atlanta federal penitentiary

May 4, 1932

On May 4, 1932, Al Capone was put into a special rail car on the Dixie Flyer, under heavy guard, en route for the U.S. Penitentiary in Atlanta. He was destined for celebrity status. Read More