President Carter

2 November 1976 

On this date in 1976 – Former Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter defeated Republican incumbent Gerald R. Ford, becoming the first U.S. president from the Deep South since the War of Northern Aggression. 

Other Years:

1734 – Frontier hero Daniel Boone was born
1861 – The British ship H.M.S. Bermuda ran the federal blockade out of Charleston, South Carolina.

1957 – The Levelland, Texas UFO Case generated national publicity, and remains one of the most impressive UFO cases in history.

1972 – A group of Indian activists finished the “Trail of Broken Treaties” march to Washington, D.C. and seized part of the Bureau of Indian Affairs building.

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