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5 Fun Facts About November 29 In South Carolina History

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1. On November 29, 1864, the Union Army under General William T. Sherman began its march through South Carolina during the Civil War. Known as the "March to the Sea," the campaign aimed to destroy Confederate infrastructure and break the morale of Southern civilians.

2. In 1890, the South Carolina State House was completed in the capital city of Columbia. The building took over 14 years to construct and features a distinctive copper dome that has become a symbol of the state.

3. On November 29, 1939, the Clemson Tigers defeated the South Carolina Gamecocks 27-0 in their annual football rivalry game. The tradition of the "Palmetto Bowl" dates back to 1896 and is one of the oldest and most fierce college football rivalries in the country.

4. In 1947, the South Carolina Legislative Council was established to provide research and support services to the state's lawmakers. The agency remains an important resource for legislators in crafting policy and legislation.

5. On November 29, 2001, the University of South Carolina Gamecocks defeated the Clemson Tigers 20-15 in their annual football rivalry game. The victory secured a spot for the Gamecocks in the Outback Bowl, marking their first bowl appearance since 1995.
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