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November 18, 1818 Settlement for Yazoo Land Fraud claims is complete, with the government spending almost 4.3 million dollars to pay the claimants
  Yazoo Land Fraud
November 18, 1835 Joanna Troutman presents the first Lone Star flag to Col. William Ward, commander of the Georgia Battalion. The Macon, Georgia-area troops were headed west to join in the fight for Texas independence.
  City of Macon, Georgia
  Crawford County, Georgia
  Lone Star Flag
November 18, 1860 Georgia's legislature votes 1 million dollars to arm state.
November 18, 1864 Joseph Wheeler arrives to defend Macon. Along with Howell Cobb, William Hardee and G. P. T. Beauregard, the city had about 10,000 men to defend it.
  City of Macon, Georgia
  March to the Sea
  Howell Cobb
November 18, 1864 Forward elements of the Left Wing reach Social Circle.
  March to the Sea
November 18, 1864 Union troops pass through Covington, Georgia
  March to the Sea
  Newton County, Georgia
November 18, 1883 Carl Vinson born near Milledgeville, Baldwin County, GA
  Carl Vinson, Father of the Two Ocean Navy
  Baldwin County, Georgia
November 18, 1909 A schooner, the George Taulane, vanishes without a trace off the coast of Georgia
November 18, 1909 Songwriter Johnny Mercer was born in Savannah
  Savannah, Georgia births and deaths
  Johnny Mercer
November 18, 1915 Braves Field opens, Boston, Mass.
  Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves
November 18, 1927 Having spent nearly three years in the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary, Marcus Garvey's sentence is commuted by President Calvin Coolidge. He is taken to New Orleans, where he is deported.
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
November 18, 1931 Roberto Crispulo Goizueta born, Havana, Cuba
  Coca-Cola
November 18, 1933 While in Warm Springs, Franklin Delano Roosevelt journeys to Savannah for Georgia's 150th year celebration, speaking in Fitzgerald and Cordele during the trip
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt
November 18, 1933 Franklin Delano Roosevelt speaks in Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt
November 18, 1954 Ray Charles, in an Atlanta, Georgia studio, records "I Got a Woman," blending rhythm and blues and gospel for the first time, forming the roots of soul music.
  Ray Charles
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
November 18, 1956 Atlanta phone numbers are all 7 digits long
November 18, 1973 President Richard M. Nixon visits Robins Air Force Base
November 18, 1994 Georgia Lottery introduces Fantasy 5
  Georgia Lottery
November 18, 2004 Zell Miller bids good-bye to the U. S. Senate.
  Zell Miller
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