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5 Fun Facts About February 12 In South Carolina History

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1. On February 12, 1739, a group of enslaved Africans in South Carolina revolted against their captors in an event known as the Stono Rebellion. The revolt was the largest slave uprising in colonial America and led to stricter slave codes in South Carolina.

2. The first steamship to sail in South Carolina, the Savannah, arrived in Charleston on February 12, 1819. The ship had made the voyage from Savannah, Georgia in just 36 hours, marking a revolution in transportation and commerce.

3. On February 12, 1963, Civil Rights activist and leader NAACP Secretary Roy Wilkins spoke at a rally in Columbia, South Carolina, advocating for desegregation of public facilities and voting rights for African Americans.

4. The South Carolina State House was completed on February 12, 1907. The building, which underwent major renovations in the 1990s, is home to the state's legislative body and is a popular tourist destination.

5. On February 12, 1985, legendary football coach and Clemson University icon Frank Howard passed away. Howard coached at Clemson for 30 years, leading the Tigers to several conference championships and a national title in 1981. He is revered by Clemson fans to this day.
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