November in Georgia History

A number of significant historical events have occurred in Georgia during the month of November.

1700-1749

1732
The Anne set sail from England, carrying James Oglethorpe and Georgia's first colonists.

1750-1799

1790

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Congregation Mickve Israel
Congregation Mickve Israel, pictured circa 1930, was built in 1878 on Bull Street, on the east side of Monterey Square. The synagogue is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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savannah, chatham county, architecture, religion, judaism, congregation mickve israel
Date Period: 
Wednesday, January 1, 1930
DC Location: 
The Coast, Chatham County, Savannah, Georgia, United States
Subject Headings: 
charter was granted to Congregation Mickve Israel, the oldest Jewish congregation in the South.

1800-1849

1808
The first steamboat appeared on the Savannah River.

1827
The final cession of Creek Indian land in Georgia was signed.

1838
The Okefenokee Campaign of the Second Seminole War began.

1846
The headgates of the Augusta Canal were opened for the first time.

1847
The Columbus canal was completed.

1850-1899

1858
The

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<i>Wanderer</i>
The Wanderer is pictured during the Civil War (1861-65). Prior to its service in the Union navy, the Wanderer was the last ship to transport Africans to Georgia as part of the slave trade. Commissioned as a yacht in 1857, the ship was converted into a slave ship the following year, and was seized by the Union navy in 1861.
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 last ship to bring slaves from Africa to Georgia, the Wanderer, arrived at Jekyll Island.
1863
During the Civil War, the Battle of Ringgold Gap took place.

1864
Union general William T. Sherman set fire to Atlanta on November 15, before embarking on his destructive March to the Sea.

1865
Captain Henry Wirz, the commander of Andersonville Prison, became one of the few Confederates executed for crimes committed during the Civil War.

1880
Joel Chandler Harris published his first book of Uncle Remus tales.

1884
Construction

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Georgia State Capitol
Atlanta has served as the capital city of Georgia since 1868. The current gold-domed capitol building, completed in 1889, houses the General Assembly in downtown Atlanta.
DC Description: 
Photograph of the large front portico that sits at the entrance of the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia Six white columns support the pediment that sits atop The gold dome rises above Atlanta has served as the capital city of Georgia since 1868 The current gold-domed capitol building, completed in 1889, houses the General Assembly in downtown Atlanta It is an example of Classic Renaissance architectural style Although dwarfed by nearby skyscrapers, the dome glistens from the same hill that supported the first state capitol building in Atlanta
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Georgia
Capital and capitol Public buildings
Atlanta Columns
Atlanta Porticoes
Atlanta Domes
Atlanta Architecture Renaissance
Atlanta Georgia State Capitol
Atlanta Ga
Buildings
Atlanta Atlanta
Ga
Buildings structures etc Color photographs
DC Location: 
Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia
Subject Headings: 
Georgia Performance Standards: 
 began on the new capitol building in Atlanta.
1895
The Georgia division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy formed.

1899
The Georgia Woman Suffrage Association held its first suffrage convention in Atlanta.

1900-1949

1914

1922

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Inauguration of Rebecca Latimer Felton
Rebecca Latimer Felton (seated) was the first woman to be sworn into the U.S. Senate on November 21, 1922, as a replacement for Thomas E. Watson, who died while in office. Her term lasted for twenty-four hours before the inauguration of Walter F. George, who won the special election for the seat.
DC Description: 
This image shows Rebecca Latimer Felton in Washington, D C, seated in front of a group of women who are smiling and waving Felton was the first woman to be sworn into the U S Senate on November 21, 1922, as a replacement for Thomas E Watson, who died while in office Her term lasted for twenty-four hours before the inauguration of Walter F George, who won the special election for the seat
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Legislators
United States Women
Washington
D C
Women legislators
United States Feminists
Social reformers
Women social reformers
Politicians
Women Politicians
Felton Rebecca Latimer 1835 1930 Black and white photographs
DC Location: 
Washington, District of Columbia
Subject Headings: 
was sworn in as the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate.
1935
U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke at the opening in Atlanta of Techwood Homes, the nation's first public housing project.

1936
Thornwell Jacobs, the president of Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, published his concept for a "crypt of civilization" in Scientific American 

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Song of the South (movie)
DC Description: 
Move still of Brer Bear and Brer Fox discussing their next meal, Brer Rabbit.
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song of the south, brer bear, brer fox
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magazine.
1942
Frank Sinkwich, a halfback for the UGA football team, won the Heisman Trophy.

1946
The Walt Disney film Song of the South, based on the Uncle Remus tales, premiered at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

1950-1999

1957
Eighty members of the Atlanta Christian Council issued a statement, known as the Ministers' Manifesto, providing tenets for the city to follow during its struggles with integration.

1960
Albany native Ray Charles's recording of "Georgia on My Mind" reached number one on the charts for the first time.

1961
The

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Albany Movement
(Left to right) Thomas Chatmon, Marion King, and an unidentified woman register to vote, to the apparent dismay of the office worker. They are accompanied by young Jonathon King and Slater King (far right).
DC Description: 
Photograph of Albany, Georgia residents Thomas Chatmon, Marion King, an unidentified voter, and Slater King participating in voter registration The office worker, a white woman, stands behind the counter and seems to be protesting their registration The Albany Movement began in fall 1961 and ended in summer 1962 It was the first mass movement in the modern civil rights era to have as its goal the desegregation of an entire community, and it resulted in the jailing of more than 1,000 African Americans in Albany and surrounding rural counties
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Civil rights workers
Georgia
Albany African American civil rights workers
Albany Albany Movement
Albany Ga
African American businesspeople
Albany Businesspeople
Albany Businessmen
Albany Civil rights
Albany African Americans
Civil rights
Albany African American children
Albany Children
Albany Women
Albany Men
Albany African American men
Albany African American women
Albany African American women civil rights workers
Albany Voter registration
Albany Racism
Race discrimination African Americans
Social conditions King Slater 1927 1969 Chatmon Thomas C
1919 2003 King Marion 1932 2007 Black and white photographs
DC Location: 
Dougherty County, Albany, Georgia
Subject Headings: 
  Albany Movement began after demonstrators were arrested for attempting to integrate the municipal bus station in Albany.
1966
The Atlanta Falcons football team won its first game on November 30.

1972
Andrew Young became the first black U.S. congressman elected from the Deep South since Reconstruction.

1976

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Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter, the only Georgian ever elected president of the United States, held the office for one term, from 1977 to 1981.
DC Description: 
Image of Jimmy Carter, posed in front of an American flag He faces forward and smiles Carter, the only Georgian ever elected president of the United States, held the office for one term, from 1977 to 1981
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Presidents
United States Governors
Georgia Politicians
Georgia Legislators
Georgia Flags
United States Carter Jimmy 1924
Black and white photographs
DC Location: 
Washington, District of Columbia
Subject Headings: 
 became the first Georgian to be elected president of the United States.
1977
The Atlanta Braves hired Bobby Cox to manage and rebuild the baseball team.

1983
U.S. president Ronald Reagan designated a federal holiday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

1988
Spelman College in Atlanta received a $20 million donation from actor/comedian Bill Cosby.

1989
The

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Georgia Dome
The Georgia Dome in Atlanta is the home of the Atlanta Falcons football franchise. Completed in 1992, the dome holds more than 71,000 seats and hosts a range of events, including basketball games, concerts, and religious conventions.
DC Description: 
Aerial photograph of the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia The large dome sits in the foreground, and the Atlanta skyline rises behind it This venue is the home of the Atlanta Falcons football franchise Completed in 1992, the stadium is home to the Atlanta Falcons football team and also serves as a venue for numerous other events
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Georgia Dome
Atlanta Ga
Skyscrapers
Georgia
Atlanta Football stadiums
Atlanta Atlanta Falcons
Football team
Stadiums
Atlanta Tall buildings
Atlanta Buildings
Atlanta Atlanta
Ga
Buildings structures etc Aerial photographs Color photographs
DC Location: 
Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia
Subject Headings: 
 groundbreaking for the Georgia Dome, the home of the Atlanta Falcons, took place.
1992
Georgia voters approved a statewide lottery to help fund public education.

1997
The

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<i>Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil</i>
The movie version of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil premiered in Savannah on November 20, 1997. John Cusack (left) starred as author John Berendt's character opposite Kevin Spacey (right) as Jim Williams, on trial for the murder of a male hustler.
DC Description: 
Photograph of actors John Cusack (left) and Kevin Spacey (right) during the 1997 filming of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil in Savannah, Georgia The actors, both clad in tuxedos, stand facing one another Cusack holds a knife in his right hand as if examining it A glass of champagne stands on a table next to him Cusack starred as author John Berendt s character opposite Spacey as Jim Williams, on trial for the murder of a male hustler The movie version of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil premiered in Savannah, Georgia on November 20, 1997
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Motion picture actors and actresses
Georgia
Savannah Actors
Savannah Knives
Savannah Champagne
Wine
Film adaptations Motion pictures
United States Tables
Savannah Spacey Kevin Cusack John 1966
Color photographs
DC Location: 
Chatham County, Savannah, Georgia
Subject Headings: 
 film adaptation of John Berendt's book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil premiered in Savannah.
1998
The Albany Civil Rights Movement Museum (later the Albany Civil Rights Institute) opened to commemorate the civil rights movement in southwest Georgia.
Dalton-based World Carpets merged with Mohawk Industries to become one of the largest tufted-carpet companies in the United States.

2000-2049

2001
The Atlanta Journal and Atlanta Constitution newspapers merged to publish a single newspaper under the masthead of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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"November in Georgia History." New Georgia Encyclopedia. 18 December 2017. Web. 25 June 2018.
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