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5 Fun Facts About November 18 In South Carolina History

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1. Fort Moultrie was completed on November 18, 1776, in what is now Charleston, South Carolina. The fort played a crucial role in the American Revolution, and its design influenced the construction of other forts throughout the country.

2. On November 18, 1833, the Charleston Observer ran an editorial condemning the practice of slavery, marking a rare instance of public criticism by southern newspapers during a time when slavery was widespread in the region.

3. The University of South Carolina was officially established on November 18, 1801, when the state legislature passed an act to create a publicly funded university system. The university's first students were admitted in 1805.

4. November 18, 1962, was the first day of operation for the Savannah River nuclear power plant, located near Aiken, South Carolina. The plant generated electricity using nuclear energy until its decommissioning in 1989.

5. On November 18, 1780, American forces under the command of General Nathanael Greene retreated from the Battle of Ninety Six, which was fought near the modern town of Greenwood, South Carolina. The battle resulted in a strategic victory for the British, but the American forces were able to regroup and eventually force the British out of the region.
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