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South Carolina - Notable Historical Events

General ShermanFeb 1, 1865

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South Carolina - Historical Events
Date Event
1715-04-15

Pocotaligo Massacre triggers the start of the Yamasee War in colonial South Carolina.

1721-05-29

South Carolina formally incorporated as a royal colony

1778-02-05

Articles of Confederation ratified by 1st state, South Carolina

1780-05-12

British troops occupy Charleston, South Carolina (Revolutionary War)

1788-05-23

South Carolina becomes 8th state to ratify US constitution

1822-06-16

Denmark Vessy leads slave rebellion in South Carolina

1822-07-14

Slave revolt in South Carolina under Denmark Vesey/Peter Poyas

1828-12-19

South Carolina declares right of states to nullify federal laws

1832-11-24

South Carolina passes Ordinance of Nullification

1843-07-02

An alligator falls from sky during a thunderstorm in Charleston, South Carolina

1859-12-18

South Carolina declared an "independent commonwealth"

1860-12-20

South Carolina secedes from the Union (US Civil War)

1861-01-09

A Union merchant ship, the Star of the West, is fired upon as it tries to deliver supplies to Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina

1865-02-01

General Sherman's march through South Carolina begins

1869-03-03

University of South Carolina opens to all races

1871-11-28

Ku Klux Klan trials began in Federal District Court in South Carolina

1872-01-29

Francis L Cardoza elected State Treasurer of South Carolina

1910-06-13

William D Crum, a South Carolina physician, appointed minister to Liberia

1944-04-13

South Carolina rejects black suffrage

1953-03-11

American B-47 accidentally drops a nuclear bomb 15,000 feet on Mars Bluff, South Carolina; it created a crater 75 feet acrosss, but the nuclear core did not detonate, due to 6 safety catches

1954-06-28

111°F (44°C) at Camden, South Carolina (state record)

1980-12-01

46th Heisman Trophy Award: George Rogers, South Carolina (RB)

1985-01-21

-19°F (-28°C), Caesar's Head, South Carolina (state record)

1991-09-29

29th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 14½-13½ at Ocean Course (South Carolina, US)

1994-02-11

Lu Parker, (South Carolina), crowned 43rd Miss USA

1995-01-02

Carquest Bowl 5: South Carolina beats West Virginia, 24-21

1995-07-22

Susan Smith found guilty of drowning her two children in South Carolina

1995-12-03

Northwestern South Carolina begins using new area code 864

2015-10-26

Outrage after South Carolina officer arrests student

2016-10-10

3 deaths in South Carolina blamed on Hurricane Matthew

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South Carolina - Notable Birthdays

John C. CalhounMar 18, 1782

Melvin PurvisOct 24, 1903

Betsy RawlsMay 4, 1928

James BrownMay 3, 1933

Joe FrazierJan 12, 1944

Roscoe TannerOct 15, 1951

Willie RandolphJul 6, 1954

Sherri TurnerOct 4, 1956

Beth DanielOct 14, 1956

South Carolina - Birthdays
Date Event
1762-10-16

Paul Hamilton, Governor of South Carolina (1804-06) and U.S. Secretary of Navy (1809-12) (d. 1816)

1782-03-18

John C. Calhoun, Abbeville South Carolina, Andrew Jackson's VP (1825-32)

1861-01-12

James Mark Baldwin, Columbia South Carolina, American Philosopher and Psychologist

1878-01-09

John Broadus Watson, Travelers Rest South Carolina, American Psychologist (behaviorism approach)

1883-08-14

Ernest Everett Just, Charleston South Carolina, African-American embryologist known for his pioneering work in the physiology of development, especially fertilization and cell division

1887-04-04

William Cumming Rose, Greenville South Carolina, American Biochemist who discovered threonine (an amino acid)

1903-10-24

Melvin Purvis, Timmonsville South Carolina, American FBI agent

1916-06-04

Robert Furchgott, Charleston South Carolina, American Chemist and Nobel Laureate

1927-03-29

Arthur Ravenel Jr, (Rep-R-South Carolina)

1928-05-04

Betsy Rawls, Spartanburg South Carolina, golfer (US Womens Open-51, 53, 57, 60)

1933-05-03

James Brown, Barnwell, South Carolina, American soul singer (Hot Pants, Living in America) and originator of funk music (d. 2006)

1937-11-15

Jimmy Ellis, RockHill, South Carolina, soul singer (The Trammps - Disco Inferno), (d. 2012)

1940-07-21

James E Clyburn, (Rep-D-South Carolina)

1944-01-12

Joe Frazier, Beaufort South Carolina, HW boxer (Olympic-gold-1964)/champ (1968-73)

1951-10-15

Roscoe Tanner, Kiawah Island South Carolina, tennis player (Wimbledon Finals 1979)

1953-03-08

Jim Rice, Anderson, South Carolina, American MLB left fielder (AL MVP 1978)

1954-07-06

Willie Randolph, Holly Hill South Carolina, former New York Mets manager

1956-10-04

Sherri Turner, Greenville South Carolina, LPGA golfer (1988 Mazda LPGA Champ)

1956-10-14

Beth Daniel, Charleston South Carolina, LPGA golfer (1990 Kemper Open)

1959-10-11

Bob Inglis, (Rep-R-South Carolina)

1969-10-26

Mike Pritchard, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks)

1972-03-15

Casey Cristin Mizell, Miss USA-South Carolina (1997)

1974-07-25

Lysa Jackson, Miss South Carolina USA (1996)

1978-03-30

Wendy Christina Roberts, Miss South Carolina Teen USA (1996)

1978-07-25

Caroline Nicole Brigman, Miss South Carolina Teen USA (1997)

1989-03-27

Caite Upton, Miss Teen South Carolina

South Carolina - Notable Weddings

Melvin PurvisAug 22, 1931

James BrownOct 22, 1970

Reese WitherspoonJun 5, 1999

South Carolina - Weddings
Date Event
1931-08-22

FBI agent Melvin Purvis (27) weds childhood sweetheart Marie Rosanne Willcox at St. John's Episcopal Church in Florence, South Carolina

1970-10-22

Singer James Brown (37) weds Deidre Jenkins in Barnwell, South Carolina

1999-06-05

Actress Reese Witherspoon (23) weds actor Ryan Phillippe (24) at the Old Wide Awake Plantation along the Sono River in Charleston, South Carolina

2008-03-29

Biggest Loser contestant Amy Hildreth (28) weds Marty Wolff (27) in Charleston, South Carolina

2011-10-29

Actress Eva Amurri (26) weds former Major League Soccer player Kyle Martino (31) in Charleston, South Carolina

2012-09-09

"Gossip Girl" actress Blake Lively (25) weds "Green Lantern" actor Ryan Reynolds (35) at Boone Hall in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

South Carolina - Deaths
Date Event
1836-03-06

James Butler Bonham, American lawyer from South Carolina and soldier (b. 1807)

1851-03-11

George McDuffie, Governor of South Carolina (b. 1790)


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