Best Birthday Ever!

Most people dread hitting their 30th birthdays, but Charles II was delighted. Probably because he got a really awesome gift: the English throne. On May 29, 1660, Charles was reinstated to the throne his father was yanked off of, and with that monarchy returned to England and remains there to this day. After being forced to flee England in his teens during the Civil War, … Continue reading Best Birthday Ever!

Leading the Way to Independence

It’s the Ides of March! Aside from being the date Julius Caesar learned who his true friends weren’t, this is also the day South Carolina became the first of the 13 colonies to declare independence from Great Britain and set up its own government, in 1776. South Carolina set up its first government under John Rutledge, and on February 5, 1778 it became the first … Continue reading Leading the Way to Independence