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    (May 23, 1788- )
    8th state to join
    First of eleven states to secede and join the Confederacy
    Seceded: December 20, 1860
    Readmitted: July 9, 1868
    Giovanni de Varrazano of France sights land around area of Carolinas (March 19, 1524)
    King Charles II signs Carolina Charter (April 6, 1663)
    Charles Towne (Charleston) was the first permanent settlement (1670)
    Formally incorporated as a royal colony (May 29, 1721)
    Nickname: Palmetto State
    Capital: Columbia
    Size: 31,055 square miles (ranks 40th)
    Motto: While I Breathe, I Hope
    Bird: Carolina Wren
    Flower: Yellow Jasmine
    Tree: Palmetto
    Song: Carolina
    Carolina divided into North and South (1729).
    Native Americans were buried with living horses.
    Pirates harassed the coast of South Carolina.
    ¾ of Charleston was destroyed by an earthquake (August 31, 1886).
    South Carolina refused to join the union until abolishment of slavery was removed from the constitution.
    South Carolina declares Ordinance of Nullification right of states to nullify federal laws (December 19, 1828).
    South Carolina declared itself an 'independent commonwealth' (December 18, 1859).
    Temperatures ranged from -19ºF (-28ºC) (January 21, 1985) to 111ºF (44ºC) (June 28, 1954).
    An American B-47 accidentally dropped a nuclear bomb on South Carolina, (March 11, 1953).
    Quakers, Huguenots, Swiss, Germans and the Dutch settled here.
    President Andrew Jackson, Lauren Hutton, Vanna White and Andie MacDowell were born in South Carolina.
    The first state to ratify the Articles of Confederation (February 5, 1778).
    University of South Carolina opened to all races (March 3, 1869).
    The NFL football team, the Carolina Panthers (1995- ) played their first season in Clemson before moving to North Carolina in 1996.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 54 Votes: 51.85% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 19 Votes: 36.84% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 174 Votes: 89.08% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 35 Votes: 45.71% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 1073 Votes: 61.14% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 3451 Votes: 68.65% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 76 Votes: 52.63% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 22 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 70 Votes: 62.86% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 62 Votes: 74.19% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 47 Votes: 57.45% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 121 Votes: 57.02% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 230 Votes: 57.83% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 399 Votes: 46.37% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 362 Votes: 60.22% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 593 Votes: 59.36% Annoying
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