Savannah is the oldest city in the U. S. is the county seat of Chatham County. Established in 1733 on the Savannah River, the city of Savannah became the British colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and the first state capital of Georgia. A strategic port city in the American Revolution and during the American Civil War, Savannah is today an industrial center and an important Atlantic seaport, it is Georgia's fifth-largest city, with a 2018 estimated population of 145,862. The Savannah metropolitan area, Georgia's third-largest, had an estimated population of 389,494 in 2018; each year Savannah attracts millions of visitors to its cobblestone streets and notable historic buildings. These buildings include the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, the Georgia Historical Society, the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, the First African Baptist Church, Temple Mickve Israel, the Central of Georgia Railway roundhouse complex. Savannah's downtown area, which includes the Savannah Historic District, the Savannah Victorian Historic District, 22 parklike squares, is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States.
Downtown Savannah retains the original town plan prescribed by founder James Oglethorpe. Savannah was the host city for the sailing competitions during the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta. On February 12, 1733, General James Oglethorpe and settlers from the ship Anne landed at Yamacraw Bluff and were greeted by Tomochichi, the Yamacraws, Indian traders John and Mary Musgrove. Mary Musgrove served as an interpreter; the city of Savannah was founded on that date, along with the colony of Georgia. In 1751, Savannah and the rest of Georgia became a Royal Colony and Savannah was made the colonial capital of Georgia. By the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War, Savannah had become the southernmost commercial port in the Thirteen Colonies. British troops took the city in 1778, the following year a combined force of American and French soldiers, including Haitians, failed to rout the British at the Siege of Savannah; the British did not leave the city until July 1782. In December 1804 the state legislature declared Milledgeville the new capital of Georgia.
Savannah, a prosperous seaport throughout the nineteenth century, was the Confederacy's sixth most populous city and the prime objective of General William T. Sherman's March to the Sea. Early on December 21, 1864, local authorities negotiated a peaceful surrender to save Savannah from destruction, Union troops marched into the city at dawn. Savannah was named for the Savannah River, which derives from variant names for the Shawnee, a Native American people who migrated to the river in the 1680s; the Shawnee destroyed another Native people, the Westo, occupied their lands at the head of the Savannah River's navigation on the fall line, near present-day Augusta. These Shawnee, whose Native name was Ša·wano·ki, were known by several local variants, including Shawano, Savano and Savannah. Another theory is that the name Savannah refers to the extensive marshlands surrounding the river for miles inland, is derived from the English term "savanna", a kind of tropical grassland, borrowed by the English from Spanish sabana and used in the Southern Colonies.
Still other theories suggest that the name Savannah originates from Algonquian terms meaning not only "southerners" but "salt". Savannah lies on the Savannah River 20 mi upriver from the Atlantic Ocean. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 108.7 square miles, of which 103.1 square miles is land and 5.6 square miles is water. Savannah is the largest port in the state of Georgia, it is located near the U. S. Intracoastal Waterway. Georgia's Ogeechee River flows toward the Atlantic Ocean some 16 miles south of downtown Savannah, forms the southern city limit. Savannah is prone to flooding, due to abundant rainfall, an elevation at just above sea level, the shape of the coastline, which poses a greater surge risk during hurricanes; the city uses five canals. In addition, several pumping stations have been built to help reduce the effects of flash flooding. Savannah's climate is classified as humid subtropical. In the Deep South, this is characterized by long and tropical summers and short, mild winters.
Savannah records few days of freezing temperatures each year. Due to its proximity to the Atlantic coast, Savannah experiences temperatures as extreme as those in Georgia's interior; the extreme temperatures have ranged from 105 °F, on July 20, 1986, down to 3 °F during the January 1985 Arctic outbreak. Seasonally, Savannah tends to have hot and humid summers with frequent thunderstorms that develop in the warm and tropical air masses, which are common. Although summers in Savannah are sunny, half of Savannah's annual precipitation falls during the months of June through September. Average dewpoints in summer range from 67.8 to 71.6 °F. Winters in Savannah are mild and sunny with average daily high temperatures close to 60 °F. November and Decembe
"Fire Meet Gasoline" is a song recorded by Australian singer and songwriter Sia for her sixth studio album, 1000 Forms of Fear. It was written by Greg Kurstin and Samuel Dixon. Kurstin produced the song, it was released in Germany on 19 June 2015 as the album's final single. The music video was released on 23 April 2015 on YouTube, it was filmed for Heidi Klum's lingerie line, stars Klum and Game of Thrones actor Pedro Pascal as a couple in the throes of a dramatic relationship. Somewhere in the middle of the video, Klum's character sets their home on fire and together they watch it burn by its end. Sia never appears in the visual. Sia herself was not involved with the shooting of the video, directed by Francesco Carrozzini. Although it was believed that she would release a new single, the singer said: "Fire Meet Gasoline is not an official music video, nor is it my new single. It's a lingerie commercial to which I licensed a song."Klum said she was "thrilled" to have Sia's song in her video. "Sia is one of those incredible artists who puts so much passion into her work, I am thrilled to be part of a music video," Klum said in a statement.
"I remember being blown away the first time I heard her voice on'Breathe Me'. And I love many songs. I love great collaborations and to be given the opportunity to appear in the video while wearing my Heidi Klum Intimates collection, is up there." "Fire Meet Gasoline" official video on YouTube Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
The Visible Vote ’08: A Presidential Forum aired live on August 9, 2007 on the TV channel Logo. It was the first-ever live televised forum with U. S. Presidential candidates discussing LGBT-related issues. Logo co-sponsored the first live one in its history, with the Human Rights Campaign; each candidate appeared on the program in the order in which they accepted the invitation from Logo and the Human Rights Campaign to participate. Three panelists posed questions to the candidates: Human Rights Campaign president Joe Solmonese, singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge, journalist Jonathan Capeheart. Margaret Carlson was moderator. Issues discussed at the forum included same-sex marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships. Six of the eight top Democratic Party presidential candidates attended the forum: Senator Hillary Clinton, Senator John Edwards, former Senator Mike Gravel, Representative Dennis Kucinich, Senator Barack Obama, Governor Bill Richardson. Senators Christopher Dodd and Joseph Biden could not attend due to scheduling conflicts.
Logo invited Republican Party candidates, but they declined or did not respond to the invitation. Several LGBT figures and allies attended the forum, including actress Jane Lynch. Melissa Etheridge, one of the three panelists at the forum, asked Gov. Bill Richardson, "Do you think homosexuality is a choice or is it biological?" Richardson responded, "It's a choice." Etheridge restated the question: "Do you think a homosexual is born that way, or do you think that around seventh grade we go,'Oh, I want to be gay'?" Richardson replied, "Well, I'm not a scientist."Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton faced scrutiny from gay advocates when she was asked by Joe Solmonese about her opposition to same-sex marriage. Clinton replied, "I prefer to think of it as being positive about civil unions." Clinton stated she supported civil unions that would have the full equality and benefits of heterosexual marriage. Other views on same-sex marriage included Senator Barack Obama's statement that he would "make sure the legal rights that have consequences on a day-to-day basis for loving same-sex couples all across the country... are recognized and enforced."
Senator John Edwards renounced his previous statements that, due to his religious views and Southern Baptist background, he opposed same-sex marriage. Edwards stated "I shouldn’t have said that."In contrast to the leading Democratic candidates' support for civil unions with all rights similar to marriage, only Representative Dennis Kucinich and former Senator Mike Gravel stated their support for same-sex marriage. On gays in the military, Senator Clinton claimed that the creation of the "Don’t Ask, Don't Tell" policy in the administration of her husband, former President Bill Clinton, was meant to prevent a "witch hunt" for gays and lesbians in the military; the Visible Vote'08: A Presidential Forum on IMDb