1. On July 30, 1810, the first issue of the Charleston Courier was published, which would become one of the most influential newspapers in South Carolina history.
2. The Confederate submarine, H. L. Hunley, was discovered off the coast of Charleston on July 30, 1995, over 130 years after it sank during the Civil War. The Hunley was the first submarine to successfully sink a ship in battle.
3. On July 30, 1933, the "City Beautiful" movement helped transform Greenville's Main Street by widening the sidewalks, planting trees, and adding fresh landscaping, creating a beautiful and inviting downtown area.
4. The US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, opened on July 30, 2006, which attracts thousands of visitors from South Carolina and the surrounding region for its adventurous outdoor activities.
5. South Carolina's first botanical garden, the South Carolina Botanical Garden, was established on July 30, 1958, in Clemson, South Carolina. The garden is home to over 300 acres of gardens, woodlands, and trails showcasing the state's unique flora and fauna.
5 Fun Facts About July 30 In South Carolina History
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