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November 20, 1780 Battle of Blackstock (or Blackstock's Farm)
  Thomas Sumter
November 20, 1785 James Wright dies, Westminster, England
  James Wright
November 20, 1789 The Virginia Yazoo Company (headed by Patrick Henry), the Tennesse Company and the Carolina Company apply for land grants from the state of Georgia
  Yazoo Land Fraud
November 20, 1856 Farish Carter Tate born in Jasper (Pickens County). Tate, who was educated at North Georgia Agricultural College in Dahlonega, went on to serve 6 consecutive terms in the U. S. House, and served as U. S. District Attorney
November 20, 1858 William Schley dies, Augusta, Georgia
  William Schley
November 20, 1864 Investigating the lack of a Union attack, Joseph Wheeler heads northeast of Macon into the Right Wing of Sherman's army. The army had bypassed Macon.
  City of Macon, Georgia
  March to the Sea
November 20, 1864 Henry Slocum spares Madison, Georgia (Morgan County). Joshua Hill, who knew Sherman's brother John, was the last Confederate senator to leave Washington D. C., and had met Sherman during the Atlanta Campaign, rode out to meet Slocum and ask that the town be spared destruction. Slocum granted the request, ordering the town be spared. In spite of the order the town was heavily looted.
  Morgan County, Georgia
  March to the Sea
November 20, 1946 Duane Allman born, Nashville, Tennessee
  Duane Allman and the Allman Brothers Band
November 20, 1951 Hank Aaron signed by Indianapolis Clowns, a team in the old Negro Leagues. He is one of the reasons they win the 1952 Negro Leagues World Series
  Hank Aaron
November 20, 1962 John F. Kennedy orders an end to racial discrimination in federal housing (Executive order 11063)
  The Road to Integration
November 20, 1966 The Atlanta Falcons defeat the New York Giants, 27-16, marking the first victory in franchise history (they had lost 9 games by this time)
  Atlanta Falcons
November 20, 1988 Bill Elliott wins the 1988 Winston Cup point championship
  Bill Elliott
November 20, 1997 Giant panda bear exhibit featuring Lun-Lun and Yang-Yang opens amid great fanfare at ZooAtlanta in Grant Park
  ZooAtlanta
November 20, 2011 Longtime "Voice of the Dogs" Larry Munson died in Athens, Georgia, from complications of pneumonia.
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