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March 11, 1811 William Lowndes begins his first term in the House of Representatives from Georgia
  William Lowndes
November 12, 1811 An American seaman, sailing under a French flag, begins a fight with local sailors who question his motives for sailing on a foriegn vessal. The fight explodes across Savannah's riverfront, begining three days of riots. The riots caused an international incident and the French began raiding American shipping.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
December 5, 1811 Madison County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Madison County, Georgia
December 11, 1811 John Howard, John W. Devereux and Hubert Reynolds are appointed commisioners to contract for the state penitentiary. The facility is to be built in Milledgeville.
December 11, 1811 John Calhoun, a war hawk, calls for the United States to go to war with Great Britain on the floor of the U. S. Senate.
  John C. Calhoun
December 16, 1811 7.7 (est) earthquake centered in Northeast Arkansas, shakes the state of Georgia. Aftershocks reach 7.0. Today it is generally considered to be the first of the "New Madrid" earthquakes
  Earthquakes that have struck Georgia
  Missouri earthquake shakes Georgia
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