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October 16, 1862 Eight of Andrew's Raiders escape from Fulton County jail, eventually reaching Union lines
  Fulton County, Georgia
October 16, 1918 Clifford West Henry dies following the during the first major American offensive of World War I. He is the boyfriend of Margaret Mitchell
  Margaret Mitchell
October 16, 1962 Jimmy Carter loses the Democratic primary in a run for the Georgia senate. Carter asks for a recount and wins, thanks to Baker v. Carr
  Jimmy Carter
October 16, 1962 Martin Luther King meets with President John F. Kennedy to discuss the issues King is involved with.
  Martin Luther King
October 16, 1970 Camp Sumter, a Union POW camp, becomes Andersonville National Historic Site.
  Camp Sumter, Andersonville, Georgia
October 16, 1973 Maynard Jackson becomes the first African-American Mayor of Atlanta. Thomas Bradley (Los Angeles) and Coleman Young (Detroit) were also elected mayors this year.
October 16, 2000 Groundbreaking for the Booth Western Museum, Cartersville
October 16, 2006 After a tumultuous 14-year marriage marked by drug arrests and stints in rehab, Whitney Houston files for divorce from husband Bobby Brown.
  Whitney Houston
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