By George C. Rogers
Describes the primary occasions occuring within the historical past of the Palmetto country from 1497-1970.
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Extra resources for A South Carolina chronology, 1497-1992
April 10. War against Spain was proclaimed in Charles Town. June 5. Henry Laurens bought Mepkin plantation on the Western Branch of the Cooper River. Laurens, like many other merchants, invested his wartime profits in land. September 13. Governor Boone refused to administer the state oaths to Christopher Gadsden upon his election to the Assembly from St. Paul's parish, a hotbed of dissent. This raised a constitutional crisis. December 16. The Assembly resolved to do no further business with the governor until he should recognize the rights and privileges of members of the Commons House of Assembly.
1629 October 30. Charles I of England granted to his attorney general Sir Robert Heath the territory in America between thirty-one and thirty-six degrees north latitude. This land, which extended from the northern limits of modern Florida to Albemarle Sound and from ocean to ocean, was to be called Carolana in honor of King Charles I. 1660 May 8. Charles II was proclaimed king of England in Westminster Hall, London. 1663 March 24. Charles II granted the territory which had been called Carolana to Edward Hyde (Earl of Clarendon), George Monck (Duke of Albemarle), William Craven (Earl of Craven), John Berkeley (Baron Berkeley of Stratton), Anthony Ashley Cooper (Baron Ashley of Wimborne St.
His mother was only fifteen at the time of his birth. September 9. Slaves from the Stono River plantations marched off toward St. Augustine, having heard that the Spaniards promised freedom. Forty blacks and twenty whites died in the insurrection. September 19. Andrew Pickens was born in Pennsylvania. October 23. The War of Jenkins' Ear began. Page 28 December 29. Charles Town printer Lewis Timothy died and his wife Ann continued publishing the South-Carolina Gazette. She was America's first female printer.
A South Carolina chronology, 1497-1992 by George C. Rogers