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November 5, 1739 In preparation for war, Oglethorpe returns to Frederica
  Fort Frederica
  James Oglethorpe
November 5, 1765 Demonstration of sailors in Savannah to protest the new Stamp Act
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Stamp Act
November 5, 1813 Peter Early begins term as governor of Georgia
  Peter Early
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
November 5, 1819 John Clark begins term as governor of Georgia
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
November 5, 1844 Democrat James Polk defeats Whig Henry Clay in the Presidential election
  Henry Clay
November 5, 1851 Howell Cobb begins term as governor of Georgia
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
  Howell Cobb
November 5, 1861 General Robert E. Lee placed in charge of Georgia coastal defenses
  Civil War - 1861
November 5, 1892 Ferdinand vanDerveer dies, Hamilton, Ohio
November 5, 1912 Woodrow Wilson elected President of the United States, defeating Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt.
  Woodrow Wilson
November 5, 1948 Bob Barr is born, Johnson City, Iowa
November 5, 1968 Democrat Herman Talmadge defeats Republican E. Earl Patton, Jr. in the general election for U. S. Senator
November 5, 1974 Democrat Herman Talmadge defeats Republican Jerry Johnson in the race for U. S. Senate
November 5, 1974 Paul John Knowles kills Carswell Carr and his daughter Mandy in Milledgeville
November 5, 1996 William Clinton defeats Robert Dole for President of the United States. Georgia voted for Dole. Democrat Max Cleland, who is running to fill the seat vacated by Sam Nunn's retirement, is elected U. S. Senator, defeating Republican Guy Milner.
  Max Cleland
November 5, 1997 Monica Lewinsky speaks with Clinton pal Vernon Jordan, looking for a job. She had just been listed as a potential witness against President Clinton in a sexual harassment case filed by Paula Jones
  Vernon Jordan
November 5, 1999 United Parcel Service delivers Yang-Yang and Lun-Lun to ZooAtlanta. The two giant pandas will be on display at the zoo for the next 10 years. Additionally, around-the-clock scientific observation aimed at increasing the population of this endangered species may help the panda's long term survival
  ZooAtlanta
November 5, 2002 Georgia elects Sonny Perdue as its first Republican governor since 1872
  Sonny Perdue
November 5, 2003 Dernell Stenson is found murdered following a night out with friends. The Cincinnati Reds rookie was killed as he tryed to escape four men who were hijacking his SUV.
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