1965

A gallon of gas costs 31¢.

1965

First Golden Pantry Food Store opens in Athens, Georgia’s Five Points Neighborhood.

1969

Macon’s The Allman Brothers Band forms.

1969

Neil Armstrong walks on the moon.

1973

Golden Pantry begins to sell gas at their food stores.

1978

Barbara Dooley promotes a Golden Pantry pantyhose offer.

1978

Golden Pantry opens its first deli / food service.

1979

The first Twilight Criterium bicycle race is held in Athens.

1980

CNN, founded by Ted Turner, is broadcast worldwide, thus breaking the mold of television news.

1980

The University of Georgia wins the National Championship in football in the Sugar Bowl.

1988

Golden Pantry begins selling their made-from-scratch golden biscuits.

1988

Widespread Panic holds a free concert in downtown Athens and draws an estimated 100,000 people.

1995

Golden Pantry Food Stores opens its first Mimi’s Deli.

1996

Atlanta hosts the 1996 Summer Olympics.

2005

The Georgia Aquarium, the world’s largest, opens in Atlanta.

2007

Apple debuts the iPhone, a multimedia-enabled smartphone in June.

2010

Uga VIII becomes the official mascot of UGA, a lineage dating back to Uga I, who took the sidelines in 1956.

2012

The Mars Science Laboratory, known as Curiosity, the largest and most powerful rover ever, lands on planet Mars.

2013

100,000 visitors gather in Washington, D.C. for the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

2015

Golden Pantry celebrates its 50th Anniversary.

2015

Golden Pantry founder, Tom Griffith accepts the Key to the City from Athens-Clarke County Mayor Nancy Denson

2016

First Annual Golden Pantry Charity Classic Golf Tournament held to support United Way of North East Georgia