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5 Fun Facts About March 10 In South Carolina History

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1. On March 10, 1776, Charleston, South Carolina was seized by the British. This was a significant event as Charleston was a major port and economic hub for the state at the time.

2. In 1865, on March 10, the Battle of Monroe's Crossroads took place in Cumberland County, North Carolina, which is not far from the South Carolina border. Confederate forces were defeated in this battle, which was part of the Carolinas Campaign of the American Civil War.

3. On March 10, 1899, Florence, South Carolina became the first city in the state to have electric streetlights installed. This was a major development for the city and helped to modernize it in the late 19th century.

4. The South Carolina House of Representatives passed a bill on March 10, 1971 that would allow the governor of the state to have more control over the state's budget. This was controversial at the time as some felt it gave too much power to the governor.

5. In 1993, the South Carolina State Museum opened its doors to the public for the first time on March 10. The museum is located in Columbia and features exhibits on the history and culture of South Carolina, including the state's art, science, and technology.
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