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5 Fun Facts About October 6 In South Carolina History

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1. In 1780, during the American Revolution, the Battle of Fishing Creek took place in South Carolina. The Patriots, led by Thomas Sumter, defeated the British led by Banastre Tarleton in a surprise attack, which helped turn the tide in the southern theater of the war.

2. In 1863, Union troops under General William T. Sherman occupied the town of Anderson, South Carolina during the Civil War. The town was later burned by Confederate troops in retaliation, and the ruins were a notable landmark in the area for many years.

3. In 1949, the South Carolina State Fair opened in Columbia for the first time. The fair has since become an annual tradition, featuring agricultural exhibits, amusement rides, and live entertainment.

4. In 1987, Shannon Faulkner became the first female cadet to attend The Citadel, the prestigious military college in Charleston. Faulkner faced significant opposition and harassment from male cadets and ultimately withdrew from the school.

5. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina caused significant damage in South Carolina, despite the storm being primarily associated with Louisiana and Mississippi. High winds and heavy rain caused flooding and extensive power outages in many areas of the state.
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