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November 6, 1577 Humphrey Gilbert publishes a tract titled "A Discourse How Hir Majestie May Annoy the King of Spayne" which details exploring the coast between Newfoundland and Florida and establishing a colony there to raid the West Indies, attack Spanish merchant vessels and discover the Northwest Passage. Gilbert would explore the coast the following year in a little known voyage. Sir Walter Raleigh, who is Gilbert's half-brother, is closely associated with this trip.
November 6, 1765 First meeting of the Sons of Liberty at MacHenry's Tavern in Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
November 6, 1796 Nathan Brownson died at his home in Liberty County near the town of Riceboro. He is buried at the Old Midway Cemetery.
  Liberty County, Georgia
November 6, 1813 W. W. Bibb resigns his seat in the U. S. House to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of W. H. Crawford.
  William Wyatt Bibb
November 6, 1819 Freeman Walker appointed to fill the seat of John Forsyth in the U. S. Senate
  Freeman Walker
November 6, 1839 Charles James McDonald begins term as governor of Georgia
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
November 6, 1857 Joseph Emerson Brown begins term as governor of Georgia
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
  Joseph Emerson Brown
November 6, 1861 Jefferson Davis elected president of the CSA
November 6, 1894 Cason J. Callaway born
  Cason J. Callaway
November 6, 1909 Atlanta becomes the third city to host an N. A. A. M. sanctioned automobile exhibition. Opened by Chamber of Commerce president Asa Candler, the meeting was attended by Henry Ford, Ransom E. Olds, Charles E. Duryea, Benjamin Briscoe and John N. Willys, each of whom will speak during the weeklong affair.
November 6, 1955 Russell announces he will not seek the 1956 Democratic nomination for President
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
November 6, 1962 Democrat Herman Talmadge is elected to the U. S. Senate. He was unopposed.
November 6, 1973 Forsyth County courthouse burns
  Forsyth County, Georgia
November 6, 1977 Toccoa Falls Bible College loses 39 students when a dam bursts above Toccoa Falls.
  Stephens County, Georgia
November 6, 1980 The Attorney General directs the FBI to join the investigation of missing and murdered children in the Atlanta, Georgia area.
  Atlanta Child Murders
November 6, 1980 FBI asked to join manhunt for man killing children and young adults in Atlanta
November 6, 1980 Georgia Senator Herman Talmadge requests a recount in the U. S. Senate race
November 6, 1984 Democrat Sam Nunn defeats Republican Jon Michael Hicks in the race for U. S. Senate
November 6, 1990 Georgia elects Sam Nunn (only candidate) for U. S. Senate and Democrat Zell Miller as governor over Republican Johnny Isakson.
  Zell Miller
November 6, 1990 Zell Miller defeats Johnny Isakson for governor 52.9% to 44.5%
  Zell Miller
November 6, 2009 United Security Bank of Sparta, GA fails. Its assets are purchased by Ameris Bank
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