Tag Archives: South Carolina

January 19, 1861

On January 19, 1861, Georgia seceded from the Union. They said all the cool kids were doing it. They weren’t. It was the usually quartet of troublemakers South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida and Alabama. You know, the ones that sit in … Continue reading

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December 13, 1988

On December 13, 1988, a bankruptcy judge in Columbia, South Carolina, ordered that the assets of the PTL (Praise The Lord) television ministry be sold to a Toronto real estate developer for $65 million. Turns out that Jim and Tammy … Continue reading

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April 19, 1861

On April 19, 1861 Professor Thaddeus S.C. Lowe completed a test flight of a hot air balloon that he was going to try and use to make a transatlantic attempt. He sailed 900 miles in nine hours from Cincinnati, Ohio … Continue reading

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July 2, 1843

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1843 a two-foot long alligator was found to have fallen from the sky during an intense thunder storm in Charleston, SC. Interested observers noted that the alligator had a bewildered look on its face, … Continue reading

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August 29, 1957

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1957, Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina set a filibuster record in the U.S. when he spoke for 24 hours and 18 minutes in opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1957. He was … Continue reading

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May 8, 1784

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1784, the only known deaths by hailstones occurred in the US on the outskirts of Winnsborough SC. Thomas William Seabolt and his fiancé and 3rd cousin, Anna Courtney Seabolt, were found dead in a … Continue reading

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