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5 Fun Facts About June 25 In South Carolina History

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1. In 1778, South Carolina experienced a devastating drought that lasted for several months. The drought caused crops to fail, and many residents were forced to rely on imports from other colonies.

2. In 1864, Union forces under the command of General William T. Sherman began their siege of Charleston. The city remained under siege for over a month, and suffered extensive damage before finally surrendering to the Union forces.

3. On June 25, 1935, South Carolina ratified the Twenty-First Amendment to the United States Constitution, which repealed the nationwide prohibition of alcohol. The amendment had been passed by Congress the previous year.

4. In 1963, civil rights activist Medgar Evers was assassinated by a white supremacist in Mississippi. Evers had played a key role in fighting for desegregation and voting rights in South Carolina and other southern states.

5. On June 25, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality in the landmark case of Obergefell v. Hodges. The decision effectively legalized same-sex marriage across the entire United States, including in South Carolina.
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