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Today In Charleston History: May 23

1806-Religion

The new Independent Church opened for public worship. Due to demand for pews, a new church was needed at the Meeting Street location. During the two years of demolition (of the old building) and construction, the congregation worshiped at South Carolina Society Hall (72 Meeting Street). 362 more words

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23rd May - On This Day In History

Born:

1933 Joan Collins (actress)

Died:

1701 William Kidd (pirate – hanged)

On This Day:

1867 Jesse James gang rob a bank in Missouri, killing two and taking around $4000… 11 more words

IN THE MONEY

May 23rd in history: 

Walt Disney became rich and famous because of a cartoon mouse named Mickey. The first cartoon in which Mickey actually spoke, “The Karnival Kid,” debuted on May 23rd, 1929. 116 more words

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Today In Charleston History: May 22

1770

Henry Laurens’ wife, Eleanor, died in childbirth. Lauren’s fought a losing battle over his sorrow for several years. He wrote:

If I go here or there I find something or other to refresh my Sorrow and feel that some thing which constituted my Happiness is gone from me … I look round upon my Children, I lament for their Loss.

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