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November 9, 1789 Edward Telfair begins term as governor
  Governors of Georgia, 1733-1800
November 9, 1816 W. W. Bibb resigns his Georgia Senate seat to become the only territorial governor of Alabama.
  William Wyatt Bibb
November 9, 1831 Wilson Lumpkin begins term as governor of Georgia
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
November 9, 1853 Herschel Vespasian Johnson begins term as governor of Georgia
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
  Herschel V. Johnson
November 9, 1864 General William Tecumseh Sherman issues the first orders (Special Orders No. 120), from Kingston, Georgia (Bartow County) directly related to his "March to the Sea." Over the next few days the city of Rome will be destroyed and track from Atlanta to Chattanooga will be torn up, some transported to Tennessee for later use, some twisted into Sherman's hairpins or Sherman's neckties and left by the side of the railroad.
  Civil War - 1864
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  March to the Sea
  Rome, Georgia
November 9, 1886 John Brown Gordon begins term as governor of Georgia
  John Brown Gordon
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
November 9, 1909 "Fastest track in the world," Candler Field opens. It lasts one season
November 9, 1971 Referendum passes, allowing the start of MARTA, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rail Transit System
  Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
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