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5 Fun Facts About June 13 In South Carolina History

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1. On June 13, 1775, the first South Carolina Constitution was adopted. This document served as the state's governing principles until 1790 when it was replaced by a new constitution.

2. The University of South Carolina was chartered on June 13, 1801. Today, USC is a major research university with over 50,000 students and a strong athletic program.

3. On June 13, 1864, Confederate forces attacked a Union supply train near the village of Kennesaw, South Carolina, in what would become known as the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. The Union soldiers were outnumbered, but managed to repel the Confederate assault.

4. One of South Carolina's most famous writers, Pat Conroy, was born on June 13, 1945, in Atlanta, Georgia. Conroy spent much of his childhood in Beaufort, South Carolina, and later wrote several novels set in the Lowcountry region.

5. On June 13, 1996, the South Carolina Department of Archives and History unveiled the South Carolina Historical Marker Program. Since then, over 1,300 markers have been placed throughout the state, highlighting important people, events, and landmarks in South Carolina's history.
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