Today in South Carolina History

Cities in South Carolina: Charleston, SC

Historical Events

Events 1 - 19 of 19

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)
1822-06-16 - Denmark Vessy leads slave rebellion in South Carolina
1828-12-19 - South Carolina declares right of states to nullify federal laws
1832-11-24 - South Carolina passes Ordinance of Nullification
1859-12-18 - South Carolina declared an "independent commonwealth"
1861-01-18 - American Civil War - Georgia joins South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama in seceding from the United States.
Union General William Tecumseh ShermanUnion General William Tecumseh Sherman 1865-02-01 - General Sherman's march through South Carolina begins
1869-03-03 - University of South Carolina opens to all races
1872-01-29 - Francis L Cardoza elected State Treasurer of South Carolina
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)
1994-02-11 - Lu Parker, (South Carolina), crowned 43rd Miss USA
1995-01-02 - Carquest Bowl 5: South Carolina beats West Virginia, 24-21
1995-12-03 - Northwestern South Carolina begins using new area code 864

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 11 of 11

1762-10-16 - Paul Hamilton, Governor of South Carolina (1804-06) and U.S. Secretary of Navy (1809-12) (d. 1816)
1927-03-29 - Arthur Ravenel Jr, (Rep-R-South Carolina)
Singer James BrownSinger James Brown (1933-05-03) 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)
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)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 4 of 4

Actress Reese WitherspoonActress Reese Witherspoon (1999-06-05) 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

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 2 of 2

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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