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November 4, 1788 The convention to rewrite the Georgia state constitution meets
November 4, 1802 John Milledge, grandson of an original settler and the man for whom Milledgeville is named, elected governor
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
November 4, 1829 George Gilmer begins term as governor of Georgia
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
  George Gilmer
November 4, 1834 Allen Daniel Candler born, Auroria, Georgia
November 4, 1835 William Schley begins term as governor of Georgia
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
  William Schley
November 4, 1845 Jefferson Davis is elected to a seat in the House of Representatives from Mississippi
  Jefferson Davis
November 4, 1851 Davis loses the race for governor of Mississippi by less than 1,000 votes
  Jefferson Davis
November 4, 1882 Alexander Hamilton Stephens begins term as governor of Georgia
  Alexander Stephens
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
November 4, 1894 Georgia Tech defeats the University of Georgia in football, 22-6. This is the first game played between these traditional rivals
November 4, 1904 Elijah Clarke statue, at the corner of College and Hancock Streets in Athens is dedicated by University of Georgia Chancellor Walter B. Hill. It was moved to its present location on Broad Street in 1918.
  University of Georgia, Athens (UGA)
November 4, 1946 Gov. Ellis Arnell, during an interview with Atlanta Constitution reporter Celestine Sibley, announces a four-point program to help rid the state of groups such as the Colombians
  The Colombians
November 4, 1948 James Dickey marries Maxine Syerson
  James Dickey
November 4, 1950 During the Communist Chinese Forces offensive in North Korea, Corporal Lee Hugh Phillips leads his squad in an attack against fortified position held by a numerically superior force. He takes his objective. After the enemy regroups, they counterattack. With a total of 5 men Phillips boldly decides to attack the superior force, making the Chinese soldiers think the Americans had fortified the position. The enemy withdraws. For his actions on this day Corporal Phillips will receive the Medal of Honor.
  Corporal Lee Hugh Phillips
November 4, 1967 Sam and Dave's recording of Soul Man (written by Issac Hayes and Dave Porter) peaks at #2 on the Billboard pop chart.
November 4, 1979 Islamic militants seize the American Embassy in Tehran, the capital city of Iran.
  Jimmy Carter
November 4, 1980 Ronald Reagan defeats Jimmy Carter to become President of the United States. Mack Mattingly defeats Senator Herman Talmadge to become the first Republican U. S. Senator since Reconstruction
  Jimmy Carter
November 4, 1981 Premier of The Fall Guy
  JoAnn Pflug
November 4, 2008 In the general election, Republican John McCain receives 2,046,419 votes (52.3%) to Democrat Barrack Obama's 1,840,397 votes (47.0%). Libertarian Bob Barr received 28,771 (0.7). For the U. S. Senate, Republican Saxby Chambliss received 1,864,909 votes (49.8%), Democrat Jim Martin received 1840397 votes (46.8%) and Libertarian Allen Buckley received 127.785 votes (3.4%), forcing the election into a run-off. U. S. House elections sent Jack Kiingston, Sanford Bishop, Lynn Wesstmoreland, Hank Johnson, JR., John Lewis, Tom Price, John Linder, Jim Marshall, Nathan Deal, Paul Broun, Phil Gingrey, John Barrow, and David Scott to Washington
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