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October 7, 1763 Following the French and Indian War, King George III declares the boundaries of Georgia and Florida (now in possession of England). This is different from the Proclaimation of 1763.
October 7, 1763 King George III issues the Proclamation of 1763
October 7, 1775 Georgia seizes British Ship
  Georgia and the American Revolution
October 7, 1780 Battle of King's Mountain (South Carolina)
  Georgia and the American Revolution
October 7, 1861 James Longstreet promoted to major general
  James Longstreet
October 7, 1866 Martha Berry born, near Rome, GA (Floyd County)
  Martha Berry
October 7, 1872 Clockworks arrive in Rome, Georgia for the water tower on Neely Hill. The 9' diameter clock face will become a source of pride for the city's inhabitants. (more on Rome's Clock Tower)
  Rome, Georgia
October 7, 1916 Georgian Alexa Stirling becomes the state's first championship women's golfer by winning the Women's National Golf Title at the Belmont Springs Country Club in Massachusetts. She would win the title again in 1919 and 1920
October 7, 1916 Cumberland University is defeated by Georgia Tech, 222-0. While there were first downs in the game, neither team advanced to a first down. Cumberland never advanced 10 yards from the original line of scrimmage and Tech scored every time they had the ball.
October 7, 1991 I'll Fly Away a TV show set in fictional Bryland County, Georgia begins a two-year run on NBC. The show documented the life of the Bedfords and the Harpers, and the difference in their lifestyles in 1950's Georgia: one family was black, the other was white.
  Movies filmed in Georgia
October 7, 1995 Atlanta beats the Colorado Rockies 3 games to one in the best of 5 National League Division Series
  Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves
October 7, 2002 The Atlanta Braves lose the National League Division Series to the San Francisco Giants, 3 games to 2.
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