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November 17, 1732 Ann sails from Gravesend, England
November 17, 1756 Governor Reynolds reads a communique from Earl of Loudoun announcing the defeat of the English fleet at Oswego (N. Y.) . Georgia is advised to prepare for invasion from the nearby French during the French and Indian War.
November 17, 1824 An amendment to the Georgia constitution provides for the direct election of the Governor
November 17, 1862 Gustavus W. Smith selected Secretary of War ad interum, Confederate States of America
November 17, 1864 Kilpatrick engages Wheeler near Forsyth ahead of the Right Wing of Sherman's Army. Right Wing spends the night in Jackson and Indian Springs, Georgia
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November 17, 1864 Lithonia's railroad depot, track, and some homes are destroyed by the Left Wing
  March to the Sea
November 17, 1910 The Technique, Georgia Tech's Alumni magazine, begins publication
November 17, 1912 Construction begins on St. Joseph's Church, Athens
November 17, 1974 Serial killer Paul John Knowles is captured at a roadblock in McDonough
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