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Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston is the second largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It was made the county seat of Charleston County in 1901 when Charleston County was founded. The city's original name was Charles Towne in 1670, and it moved to its present location from a location on the west bank of the Ashley River in 1680...
Timeline of Events
1733
1.13.1733
James Oglethorpe and 130 colonists arrive in Charleston, South Carolina.
1739
9.9.1739
Stono Rebellion, the largest slave uprising in Britain's mainland North American colonies prior to the American Revolution, erupts near Charleston, South Carolina.
1773
1.12.1773
The first public Colonial American museum opens in Charleston, South Carolina.
1777
6.13.1777
American Revolutionary War: Marquis de Lafayette lands near Charleston, South Carolina, in order to help the Continental Congress to train its army.
1780
5.12.1780
American Revolutionary War: Charleston, South Carolina is taken by British forces.
1861
1.9.1861
American Civil War: The "Star of the West" incident occurs near Charleston, South Carolina. It is considered by some historians to be the "First Shots of the American Civil War".
4.12.1861
American Civil War: The war begins with Confederate forces firing on Fort Sumter, in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina.
1863
8.17.1863
American Civil War: In Charleston, South Carolina, Union batteries and ships bombard Confederate-held Fort Sumter.
1886
8.31.1886
An earthquake kills 100 in Charleston, South Carolina.