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November 7, 1793 George Mathews begins term as governor
  Governors of Georgia, 1733-1800
November 7, 1801 Josiah Tattnall, Jr. elected governor
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
November 7, 1823 George Michael Troup begins term as governor of Georgia
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
  George Michael Troup
November 7, 1827 John Forsyth begins term as governor of Georgia
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
November 7, 1848 Zachary Taylor defeats Lewis Cass in the race for President of the United States.
  Lewis Cass
November 7, 1861 Battle of Port Royal Sound
  Civil War - 1861
November 7, 1916 Woodrow Wilson elected President of the United States for a second term, defeating Charles Evans Hughes.
  Woodrow Wilson
November 7, 1955 In a pivitol ruling, the U. S. Supreme Court desegregates public golf courses, playgrounds and beaches. Georgia Governor Eugene Talmadge says the public has the right to "refuse to comply." (Actually, they don't)
November 7, 1964 "Last Kiss," a song written by Wayne Cochran, and recorded by J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers reaches #2. The song is dedicated to a young woman who died in an accident in Barnesville, Georgia.
November 7, 1972 Richard Nixon defeats George McGovern for President. Georgia votes for Nixon. Democrat Sam Nunn defeats Republican Fletcher Thompson in the U. S. Senate race to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Richard B. Russell
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
November 7, 1976 Part 1 of Gone With The Wind airs on the NBC Television Network and draws a record 47.4 share and 33,960,000 viewers, making it the largest audience to ever watch a television broadcast at the time. Roots Pt. VIII will surpass it the following January.
  Gone With The Wind
November 7, 1978 Democrat Sam Nunn defeats Republican John W. Stokes in the U. S. Senate race.
November 7, 2002 R&B singer Bobby Brown is arrested in Buckhead on drug charges
November 7, 2006 Sonny Perdue (Republican) defeats Mark Taylor (Democrat) by a margin of 3-2. In other races, Casey Cagle (R) was elected Lieutenant Governor over Jim Martin (D), Karen Handel (R) defeated Gail Buckner (D) for Secretary of State. U. S. House winners were :Jack Kingston, District 1; Sanford Bishop, District 2; Lynn Westmoreland, District 3; Henry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr., District 4; John Lewis, District 5; Tom Price, District 6; John Linder, District 7; Jim Marshall, District 8; Nathan Deal, District 9; Charlie Norwood, District 10; Phil Gingrey, District 11; John Barrow, District 12; David Scott, District 13
  Election of 2006
November 7, 2008 Brian Nichols is convicted for the murder of four people including a judge, a federal agent, an officer of the court, and a deputy sheriff as well as 50 other crimes. Although the jury deadlocked on the death sentence, Judge James Bodiford sentenced Nichols to the maximum time on each offense.
  Atlanta courthouse attack
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