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5 Fun Facts About June 5 In South Carolina History

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1. On June 5, 1775, the First Provincial Congress of South Carolina met in Charleston, marking the colony's first step towards independence from British rule.

2. June 5, 1867, saw the establishment of South Carolina's first state-supported mental institution, the South Carolina Lunatic Asylum (now called the Columbia Regional Care Center).

3. In 1944, on June 5, the U.S. Navy launched the USS South Carolina, a battleship named after the state, which saw action in World War II and the Korean War.

4. On June 5, 1968, James H. Meredith, the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi, began a "Walk Against Fear" from Memphis, Tennessee to Jackson, Mississippi, passing through South Carolina on the way.

5. The South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum opened its doors to the public for the first time on June 5, 1896, providing a permanent home for artifacts and memorabilia from the state's military history.
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