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Charleston - Notable Historical Events

Paul RevereApr 18, 1775

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Charleston - Historical Events
Date Event
1733-01-13

James Oglethorpe & 130 English colonists arrive at Charleston, SC

1735-02-08

1st opera in US "Flora," opens in Charleston, SC

1735-02-18

1st opera performed in America, "Flora," in Charleston, SC

1775-04-18

Paul Revere & William Dawes ride from Charleston to Lexington warning the "regulars are coming!"

1776-06-28

Charleston, SC repulses British sea attack

1780-05-12

British troops occupy Charleston, South Carolina (Revolutionary War)

1782-12-14

Charleston, SC evacuated by British

1824-11-21

First Jewish Reform congregation forms, Charleston, SC

1831-01-15

1st US railroad honeymoon trip, Mr & Mrs Pierson, Charleston, SC

1838-04-27

Fire destroys half of Charleston

1843-07-02

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

1860-04-23

Dem convention in Charleston SC divided over slavery

1861-01-02

SC seizes inactive Ft Johnson in Charleston Harbor

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

1861-10-06

Naval Engagement at Charleston, SC USS Flag vs BR Alert

1863-04-07

Battle of Charleston SC, failed Federal fleet attack on Fort Sumter

1863-07-10

Battle of Charleston, SC (Morris Island) [->SEP 06]

1863-08-15

Submarine "HL Hunley" arrives in Charleston on railroad cars

1864-08-21

BBT Charleston, SC [->DEC 31]

1865-02-17

-18] Battle of Charleston SC

1865-02-18

Evacuation of Charleston, SC

1876-09-06

Race riot in Charleston SC

1878-04-21

Ship Azor leaves Charleston with 206 blacks for Liberia

1886-08-31

1st major earthquake recorded in eastern US, at Charleston SC, 110 die

1893-08-24

Tornado destroys coast of Savannah & Charleston, about 1000 die

1893-10-27

Hurricane hits coast between Savannah Ga & Charleston SC

1919-05-10

Race riot in Charleston SC, 2 blacks killed

1923-10-29

Gibbs/Grey/Wood's revue "Runnin' Wild" (introducing Charleston) opens on Broadway, New York City

1926-02-02

3 men dance Charleston for 22 hours

1949-11-15

WSAZ TV channel 3 in Huntington-Charleston, NV (NBC) 1st broadcast

1953-06-19

WCSC TV channel 5 in Charleston, SC (CBS) begins broadcasting

1954-08-15

WCHS TV channel 8 in Charleston-Huntington, WV (ABC) begins

1954-09-25

WCBD TV channel 2 in Charleston, SC (ABC) begins broadcasting

1955-10-02

WHTN (now WOWK) TV ch 13 in Huntington-Charleston, WV (CBS) begins

1961-03-27

Black demonstrators in Charleston staged ride-ins on street cars

1962-10-23

WCIV TV channel 4 in Charleston, SC (NBC) begins broadcasting

1963-10-20

WITV TV channel 7 in Charleston, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting

1976-02-09

Oscar Charleston selected to baseball's the Hall of Fame

1989-09-17

-21] Hurricane Hugo, kills 85 in Charleston SC

1998-02-23

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Charleston SC on WAVF 96.1 FM

2016-12-16

Dylann Roof Found Guilty in Charleston Church Massacre

2017-01-11

Dylann Roof Is Sentenced to Death in Charleston Church Massacre

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Charleston - Notable Birthdays

Beth DanielOct 14, 1956

Charleston - Birthdays
Date Event
1855-04-18

Miles B. McSweeney, President Roosevelt Reviewing the Troops at Charleston Exposition

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

1894-02-01

James P. Johnson, American pianist and composer (Charleston, If I Could be With You One Hour Tonight)

1909-02-01

Helen Chandler, Charleston SC, actress (Christopher Strong, Dracula)

1911-07-16

Sonny Tufts, [Bowen Charleston Tufts II], Bost, actor (Variety Girl)

1916-04-03

Robert Jesse Charleston, museum Curator

1916-06-04

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

1920-02-03

George A. Miller, Charleston, West Virginia, cognitive psychologist (the magical number seven), (d. 2012)

1920-03-06

Roger Price, Charleston WV, actor/writer (Who's There, Droodles)

1929-10-24

George H Crumb, Charleston WV, composer (Pulitzer 1968-Echoes of Time)

1932-04-11

Willie Moore, Come Back, Charleston Blue

1933-04-11

Tony Brown, Charleston WV, newsman (Tony Brown's Journal)

1935-08-17

Corrado Colabucci, Charleston

1943-03-28

Conchata Ferrell, Charleston WV, actress (Deadly Hero, Susan-LA Law)

1943-08-14

Jon Andrew McBride, Charleston WV, Capt USN/astronaut (STS 41G)

1943-11-17

Lauren Hutton, [Mary], Charleston SC, model/actress (American Gigolo)

1949-05-15

Frank L Culbertson Jr, Charleston SC, Cmdr USN/astro (STS-38)

1954-06-14

Will Patton, Charleston SC, actor (No Way Out, Ballzaire the Cajun)

1956-01-04

Ann Magnuson, Charleston WV, actress (Anything But Love, Hunger)

1956-10-14

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

1960-12-14

Catherine G Coleman, Charleston SC, Phd/Capt USAF/astronaut (STS 73)

1961-09-28

Anne White, Charleston WV, tennis (Wore spandex in '85 Wimbledon)

1965-09-19

Katrina McClain, Charleston SC, basketball forward (Olympics-gold-96)

1965-12-21

Andy Dick, Charleston SC, actor (Matthew-Newsradio)

1966-06-16

[Eric] Randy Barnes, Charleston WV, shot putter (Oly-silv/gold-88, 96)

1970-04-29

William Martin III, Charleston SC, finn yachter (Olympics-23rd-1996)

1970-07-21

Bryce Florie, Charleston FLA, pitcher (San Diego Padres)

1983-01-15

Kaine Bennett Charleston, Frost/Nixon

1985-03-04

Holly Metts, Charleston Auditions

1994-04-03

Dylann Roof, Charleston Church Shooting

2001-06-30

Emma Charleston, I Love You, I Hate You

2001-06-30

Caitlin Charleston, It's a Boy Thing

Charleston - Notable Weddings

Reese WitherspoonJun 5, 1999

Charleston - Weddings
Date Event
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

Charleston - Deaths
Date Event
1822-07-02

Denmark Vesey, & 5 aides hanged at Blake's Landing, Charleston, SC

1842-04-11

John England, bishop of Charleston Carolina, dies

1909-09-29

Miles B. McSweeney, President Roosevelt Reviewing the Troops at Charleston Exposition

1911-10-29

Joseph Pulitzer, American newspaperman, dies in Charleston, SC

1984-04-22

Willie Moore, Come Back, Charleston Blue

1990-05-05

Johnny Hudgins, Charleston Parade

1993-12-06

André Cerf, Charleston Parade

1994-12-04

Robert Jesse Charleston, museum curator, dies at 78

2002-12-26

Corrado Colabucci, Charleston


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