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5 Fun Facts About December 21 In South Carolina History

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1. On December 21, 1864, during the American Civil War, Union forces under General William T. Sherman captured the city of Savannah, Georgia, which marked the end of their famous "March to the Sea" campaign. Many soldiers from South Carolina were involved in this campaign, as the state had been a major center of Confederate resistance.

2. In 1932, on December 21, the South Carolina State House was formally dedicated. The building had been under construction for over a decade and was designed to be a reflection of the state's proud heritage and lasting legacy.

3. On December 21, 1968, the then-newly constructed Liberty Bridge was opened to traffic in Greenville, South Carolina. This suspension bridge spans the Reedy River and provides stunning views of the downtown area and surrounding landscape.

4. December 21, 1988, marked the beginning of one of the coldest winters on record in South Carolina. Temperatures dropped below freezing for weeks on end, causing widespread damage to crops, livestock, and infrastructure.

5. Finally, December 21, 2018, was a historic day for South Carolina's LGBTQ+ community. On this day, the state's LGBTQ+ flag was raised outside the State House for the first time ever, marking a significant step forward for equality and inclusivity in the Palmetto State.
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