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November 8, 1564 Captain Bourdet sets sail, heading south. He will surrender to Spanish authorities in Havana and betray de Laudonniere, revealing the location of Fort Caroline
November 8, 1837 George Rockingham Gilmer begins term as governor of Georgia
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
November 8, 1843 George Walker Crawford begins term as governor of Georgia
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
November 8, 1860 Flag of Independence raised in Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Civil War - 1860
November 8, 1860 Macon passes a "declaration of independence" setting out grievances with the North
  City of Macon, Georgia
November 8, 1887 John Henry "Doc" Holiday dies from tuberculosis in Glenwood, Colorado.
  Doc Holliday (John Henry Holliday)
November 8, 1889 Governor William Northern signs bill creating Georgia Normal College and State University, Milledgeville
November 8, 1890 William Jonathan Northen begins term as governor of Georgia
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
November 8, 1900 Author Margaret Mitchell, who penned "Gone With The Wind" is born, Atlanta, GA
  Margaret Mitchell
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
November 8, 1909 William H. Taft, President of the United States, speaks in Augusta
  City of Augusta, Georgia
November 8, 1932 Georgia votes overwhelmingly for Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt for President. Roosevelt's frequent visits to Warm Springs, plus Eleanor's lineage had made him a popular figure in the state. Also elected to the U. S. House were Carl Vinson, Eugene Cox, Homer C. Parker, Malcolm Tarver, John Wood, Braswell D. Deen, Bryant T. Castellow, Emmett M. Owens and Robert Ramspeck.
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  Carl Vinson, Father of the Two Ocean Navy
November 8, 1948 With 100 paintings from the collection of Alfred H. Holbrook, the Georgia Museum of Art opens on the campus of the University of Georgia.
November 8, 1966 No one wins the Election for governor of Georgia. "Bo" Callaway, Republican, wins the popular vote but not a majority, thanks to Ellis Arnell's third party run for the position. According to Georgia law at the time the legislature must decide the outcome. They choose segregationist Lester Maddox (Democrat) to the lead the state. Final totals in the election: Howard H. "Bo" Callaway: 449,894 (47.07%) Lester G. Maddox: 448,044 (46.88%) Ellis G. Arnall: 57,832 (6.05%)
  Lester Maddox
  1966 Election for Governor of Georgia
November 8, 1966 Democrat Richard B. Russell re-elected to the U. S. Senate.
November 8, 1969 The Allman Brothers Band, the group's self-titled first album is released by Capricorn Records
  Duane Allman and the Allman Brothers Band
November 8, 1975 The Fighting Irish played Georgia Tech. At the end of the game Senior Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger played in two plays against the Yellowjackets, sacking QB Rudy Allen. This would later be the inspiration for the 1993 movie Rudy.
November 8, 1976 Part 2 of Gone With The Wind airs on the NBC Television Network and draws a 47.4 share and 33,750,000 viewers, making it the second largest audience to ever watch a television broadcast at the time.
  Gone With The Wind
November 8, 1989 One person dies and 8 are injured when a series of 3 tornadoes strike Pineview, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
November 8, 2001 President Bush tells America "Let's Roll" in a nationally televised speech from the World Congress Center in Atlanta
  Georgia World Congress Center
November 8, 2008 A group of hackers coordinates a series of ATM withdrawals at 2,100 ATMs located around the world, including in the United States, Russia, Ukraine, Estonia, Italy, Hong Kong, Japan, and Canada.
  RBS WorldPay Hacked
November 8, 2009 Comedian/rapper Katt Williams was arrested in Newnan, Georgia after breaking into a home. The Woodland Hills, Calif. resident was in Georgia to film a movie.
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