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5 Fun Facts About March 16 In South Carolina History

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1. The 1716 Tuscarora War came to a close on March 16. Governor Charles Eden of North Carolina and his allied Native American troops defeated the Tuscarora tribe in a decisive battle near present-day Snow Hill, South Carolina. This marked the end of the month-long conflict that took place across North and South Carolina.

2. March 16, 1780, saw the beginning of the Siege of Charleston, a major battle during the American Revolutionary War. British forces, led by General Henry Clinton, surrounded the city of Charleston, South Carolina, and after a month-long siege, the Patriots surrendered on May 12.

3. In 1865, on March 16, the Confederates recovered the city of Aiken, South Carolina, after it had been occupied by Union troops for nearly a year during the American Civil War. This was a significant victory for the Confederate army as they were able to reclaim territory lost to the Union.

4. March 16, 1935, marked the dedication of the Catawba River Hydroelectric Station on the border of York and Lancaster counties in South Carolina. This station was one of the largest hydroelectric plants in the country at the time and was instrumental in bringing electricity to rural areas in the region.

5. On March 16, 1972, the University of South Carolina Gamecocks men's basketball team won their first-ever Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship. The team, led by legendary coach Frank McGuire, defeated North Carolina State in the championship game, 76-74, in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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