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5 Fun Facts About November 13 In Georgia History

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1. On November 13, 1732, James Oglethorpe and his colonists arrived in Georgia, marking the establishment of the British colony.

2. On November 13, 1864, Union troops under General Sherman began their four-day occupation of Milledgeville, the state capital at the time, during the Civil War.

3. On November 13, 1927, the Bell Aircraft Corporation was founded in Buffalo, New York, by Georgia natives Lawrence Bell and Robert Woods. The company would later move its headquarters to Marietta, Georgia, and become known for producing famous military aircraft such as the Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter (also known as the "Huey") and the Bell AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter.

4. On November 13, 1973, Atlanta native Steve Bartkowski was selected as the first overall pick in the NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons, marking the beginning of a successful 12-year career as an NFL quarterback.

5. On November 13, 2002, Georgia Governor Roy Barnes was defeated in a re-election bid by Republican Sonny Perdue, making him the first Georgia governor in 134 years to be denied a second term.
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