1. In 1780, during the American Revolutionary War, British forces captured Charleston, South Carolina, marking a major victory for the British and a significant setback for the Patriot cause.
2. On September 25, 1863, the Confederate States of America installed a provisional governor, A.G. Magrath, in South Carolina, following the state's secession from the Union.
3. In 1930, the musical drama "Porgy and Bess" by George Gershwin premiered on Broadway in New York City. The opera is set in Charleston, South Carolina and is based on the novel "Porgy" by DuBose Heyward, who was born in Charleston and lived much of his life in South Carolina.
4. On September 25, 1957, the Little Rock Nine, a group of African American students, entered Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas, marking a significant moment in the Civil Rights Movement. While this event did not take place in South Carolina, it had a profound impact on the state and the country as a whole.
5. In 2015, historic floods swept through South Carolina, resulting in 19 deaths and causing widespread damage. The flooding was caused by a series of storms that dumped heavy rainfall on the state over a period of several days, leading to the failure of dams and widespread evacuations.
5 Fun Facts About September 25 In South Carolina History
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