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    It took nearly 125 years to change its name from Charles Towne to Charleston.
    In 1780 they surrendered and were occupied by the British.
    President Andrew Jackson was forced to send troops when they attempted to nullify the protective tariff (1832).
    Slave rebellion leader Denmark Vesey and his 5 aides were hanged here (1822).
    It was part of the first state to secede from the U.S. (December 20, 1860-July 9, 1868)
    After the civil war, there were many race riots here.
    It was home of the first recorded major earthquake on the east coast of the U.S. (1886).
    85 died when Hurricane Hugo tore through the city (September 17, 1989).
    It shares its name with the capitol of West Virginia.
    Up until 1840 it was among the top 10 most populated cities in America.
    The city has strong religious tolerance including the 4th US Jewish congregation (1749) and first Jewish Reform congregation (1824).
    It is still home to the only French Huguenot Church in the U.S.
    Etiquette expert consider it to be the 'best-mannered' US city.
    Famed American newspaper publisher, Joseph Pulitzer, retired and died here.
    It is site to the first opera, 'Flora,' to be performed in America (1735).
    The musical 'Porgy and Bess' is set here.
    The Lifetime TV series 'Army Wives' and the movie 'The Notebook' were filmed here.

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