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5 Fun Facts About June 24 In South Carolina History

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1. In 1779, during the American Revolutionary War, British troops captured Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island. This was a significant blow to the American effort in the South.

2. On June 24, 1947, a United States Air Force B-25 bomber crashed into the Empire State Building in New York City. Among the casualties was Lieutenant Colonel William F. Smith Jr. of Columbia, South Carolina.

3. In 1983, Hurricane Alicia made landfall in Texas, causing significant damage and flooding. However, the storm also had an impact on South Carolina, as it contributed to heavy rainfall in parts of the state.

4. On June 24, 2006, the South Carolina Gamecocks baseball team won their first National Championship in program history. They defeated the University of Florida in the final game of the College World Series, held in Omaha, Nebraska.

5. In 2018, a solar panel manufacturer called Suniva declared bankruptcy. The company had been based in Georgia, but had recently opened a plant in Michigan. However, the plant was never fully operational, and the company blamed imports from China for its financial troubles. This had a ripple effect on companies in states like South Carolina, which had been planning to purchase solar panels from Suniva for various projects.
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