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5 Fun Facts About August 26 In South Carolina History

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1. In 1780, the Battle of Camden was fought in South Carolina during the Revolutionary War. British forces, led by General Charles Cornwallis, defeated American troops under the command of General Horatio Gates in a decisive victory.

2. On August 26, 1872, Susan B. Anthony visited Charleston, South Carolina, during her campaign for women's suffrage. She gave a speech at the Academy of Music, urging women to fight for their right to vote.

3. In 1919, a race riot erupted in Charleston, South Carolina, after a white sailor was allegedly assaulted by a black man. The violence lasted for several days and resulted in the deaths of five black men and one white man.

4. On August 26, 1963, civil rights leader Medgar Evers spoke at a rally in Columbia, South Carolina, just months before he was assassinated. He encouraged listeners to continue the fight for racial equality and justice.

5. In 2017, Hurricane Irma struck South Carolina, causing widespread flooding and power outages. The storm caused extensive damage along the coast, particularly in the historic city of Charleston.
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