Tag Archives: South Carolina

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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