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5 Fun Facts About September 2 In South Carolina History

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1. On September 2, 1780, the Battle of Camden was fought in Kershaw County, South Carolina during the American Revolutionary War. The British army, led by General Charles Cornwallis, defeated the American army commanded by General Horatio Gates. This battle was a significant turning point in the war and led to a strategic retreat by the American forces.

2. In 1850, on September 2, the first state fair of South Carolina was held in Columbia. The fair showcased agriculture, livestock, and various products made in South Carolina. This event has become an annual tradition and is now known as the South Carolina State Fair.

3. On September 2, 1927, the Francis Marion National Forest was established in South Carolina. The forest covers over 250,000 acres and is home to numerous species of wildlife, including the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker.

4. In 1964, on September 2, Hurricane Dora made landfall in South Carolina, causing widespread damage and flooding. The hurricane was a category 2 storm and resulted in several deaths and over $280 million in damages.

5. On September 2, 1989, South Carolina native and legendary baseball player Larry Doby was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Doby was the first African American player in the American League and played for the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox. He was a seven-time All-Star and helped the Indians win the 1948 World Series.
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