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5 Fun Facts About August 18 In South Carolina History

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1. On August 18, 1765, a group of colonists met at the Liberty Tree in Charleston to protest against the Stamp Act, which required the use of stamped paper for legal documents and newspapers. This protest was part of a larger movement throughout the American colonies against British taxation policies.

2. In 1837, the South Carolina Railroad Company was chartered on August 18. This railroad was one of the first in the state and played a key role in developing transportation and commerce across the region.

3. On August 18, 1894, a devastating hurricane struck the coast of South Carolina, causing widespread damage and loss of life. The storm is estimated to have been a Category 3 hurricane, with winds of up to 125 miles per hour.

4. The first public library in Greenville, South Carolina was dedicated on August 18, 1904. This library was established through the efforts of local citizens and provided access to books and other resources for the community.

5. On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, granting women the right to vote. This momentous event was a significant step forward for women's rights and democracy in the United States.
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