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Apart from the brief visit of the Scandinavians in the early eleventh century, the Western Hemisphere remained unknown to Europe until Columbus's voyage in 1492. However, the native peoples of North and South America arrived from Asia long before, in a series of migrations that began perhaps as early as forty thousand years ago across the land bridge that connected Siberia and Alaska.
South Carolina History Timeline
Important Dates, Events, and Milestones
Offers a chronological timeline of important dates, events, and milestones in South Carolina history.
1500-1600: Early Carolina Expeditions and Settlements
1600-1670: The Seeds of Carolina
1670-1720: The Proprietors' Fortress
1672 - Charles Town is reported to consist of 30 houses and some 200-300 settlers
1680 - April 30 - The Richmond arrives carrying the first large group of French Huguenots.
1698 - October 8 - Increasing importation of African slaves prompts a law providing cash incentive for bringing white servants into Carolina.
1704 - First known map of the Walled City: the Crisp Map of 1704
1713 - September 5 - Hurricane of 1713 strikes the city.
1729 - July 25 - King George buys out the Lords Proprietors, finalizing South Carolina's transformation into a Royal Colony.
1733 - January 13 -James Oglethorpe and the first settlers for Georgia arrive in Charles Town Harbor on the Anne. Savannah is founded soon after.
1739 - September 9 - Some 40 blacks and 21 whites are killed during a slave revolt along the Stono River.
1742 - Charles Town's population estimated to be 6,800.
1745 - Lots laid out for Ansonborough neighborhood.
1773 - January 12 - A committee of The Library Society establishes the Charleston Museum - the oldest in the country.
1774-1782: Revolution and the Siege of Charles Town
1777 - February 13 - The new state government stipulates that each male citizen shall denounce the King and pledge loyalty to the state.
1782 - December 14 - Defeated British Army marches out of city, ending the occupation.
1791 - May 2 - President George Washington arrives in Charleston for a week's visit. His itinerary includes lodging at the Daniel Heyward House 87 Church St. -, a reception at the Old Exchange, and a social evening at McCrady's Longroom 153 East Bay -.
1804 - September 7 - Hurricane of 1804.
1828-29 - A young Army recruit named Edgar Allan Poe is stationed at Ft. Moultrie on Sullivans Island for a year. Later sets his first published story, The Gold Bug, on Sullivan's Island, incorporating coastal Carolina pirate lore.
1864 - The Confederate submarine CSS H. L. Hunley rams the Housatonic; the first submarine to sink a vessel in war.
1870-Present: Modern Era Begins
1900 - Charleston's population estimated to be 55,807.
1931 - The City of Charleston adopts a Planning and Zoning Ordinance establishing the "Old and Historic District," protecting some 400 residential properties in a 23-block area south of Broad Street.
State History Timelines
State History Timelines
Chronological timeline of important dates, events, and milestones in United States history from discovery to present
What is the past, and why is it important? How do we learn about events in the past?
Study history will allow students to gain a frame of reference for understanding history and for recognizing that the past is different depending on who is remembering and retelling it.