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Charleston, SC

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.charleston.sc.us/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.charlestonchamber.net/

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.charlestoncvb.com/

Population:
96650 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1690

County:
Berkeley County, Charleston County

Founded as Charles Town in 1670, moved in 1690, changed to Charleston in 1783.

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Charleston News and Courier

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Charleston Southern University
1964
The Citadel
1842
College of Charleston
1770

AQUARIUM

AquariumFounded
South Carolina Aquarium
2000

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Sovran Bank
1983

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
André Bauer
Politician
20-Mar-1969   Lt. Governor of South Carolina
Mo Brooks
Politician
29-Apr-1954   Congressman, Alabama 5th
James F. Byrnes
Politician
2-May-1882 9-Apr-1972 US Secretary of State, 1945-47
Beth Daniel
Golf
14-Oct-1956   Winner, 1990 LPGA Championship
Will Demps
Football
7-Nov-1979   Houston Texans
Andy Dick
Comic
21-Dec-1965   Matthew from NewsRadio
Shepard Fairey
Artist
15-Feb-1970   Andre the Giant Has A Posse
Arthur Freed
Film/TV Producer
9-Sep-1894 12-Apr-1973 MGM producer, big budget musicals
Robert F. Furchgott
Scientist
4-Jun-1916 19-May-2009 Nitric oxide as a cardiovascular signal
James Gadsden
Military
15-May-1788 26-Dec-1858 Gadsden Purchase
James I. Gadsden
Diplomat
12-Mar-1948   US Ambassador to Iceland, 2002-05
Harvey B. Gantt
Politician
14-Jan-1943   Mayor of Charlotte, 1983-87
Thomas Gibson
Actor
3-Jul-1962   Greg on Dharma & Greg
John Gorrie
Inventor
3-Oct-1803 29-Jun-1855 Invented air conditioning
D. Maybank Hagood
Business
4-Aug-1961   William M. Bird & Co.
Wade Hampton
Politician
28-Mar-1818 11-Apr-1902 Governor of South Carolina, 1877-79
Thomas F. Hartnett
Politician
7-Aug-1941   Congressman from South Carolina, 1981-87
DuBose Heyward
Novelist
31-Aug-1885 16-Jun-1940 Porgy
Fritz Hollings
Politician
1-Jan-1922   US Senator from South Carolina, 1967-2005
James L. Holloway III
Military
23-Feb-1922   Chief of Naval Operations, 1974-78
Josephine Humphreys
Author
2-Feb-1945   Rich in Love
Lauren Hutton
Model
17-Nov-1944   Paper Lion and American Gigolo
William Johnson
Judge
27-Dec-1771 11-Aug-1834 US Supreme Court Justice, 1804-34
Robert Jordan
Author
17-Oct-1948 16-Sep-2007 Wheel of Time series
Ernest Just
Biologist
14-Aug-1883 27-Oct-1941 Cell surfaces and egg fertilization
Alexander C. King
Attorney
7-Dec-1856 25-Jul-1926 US Solicitor General, 1918-20
Mabel King
Actor
25-Dec-1932 9-Nov-1999 What's Happening!
Henry Laurens
Politician
24-Feb-1724 8-Dec-1792 Captured negotiating treaty with Holland
John Laurens
Military
28-Oct-1754 27-Aug-1782 Military aide to George Washington
Eric Massa
Politician
16-Sep-1959   Congressman from New York, 2009-10
M. Blane Michael
Judge
17-Feb-1943 25-Mar-2011 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
Robert Mills
Architect
12-Aug-1781 3-Mar-1855 Washington Monument
Will Patton
Actor
14-Jun-1954   Remember the Titans
Charles Pinckney
Politician
26-Oct-1757 29-Oct-1824 Author of much of the US Constitution
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
Government
25-Feb-1746 16-Aug-1825 Not one cent for tribute
Thomas Pinckney
Politician
23-Oct-1750 2-Nov-1828 Governor of South Carolina, 1787-89
Robert Purvis
Activist
4-Aug-1810 15-Apr-1898 President of the Underground Railroad
Arthur Ravenel, Jr.
Politician
29-Mar-1927   Congressman from South Carolina, 1987-95
Thomas Caute Reynolds
Politician
11-Oct-1821 30-Mar-1887 Missouri governor, committed suicide
Alexandra Ripley
Author
8-Jan-1934 10-Jan-2004 Scarlett
Mackenzie Rosman
Actor
28-Dec-1989   Ruthie Camden on 7th Heaven
Darius Rucker
Singer
13-May-1966   Hootie and the Blowfish
Art Shell
Football
26-Nov-1946   Former Raiders player, coach
Johnny Whitworth
Actor
31-Oct-1975   Empire Records
Joe Wilson
Politician
31-Jul-1947   Congressman, South Carolina 2nd

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Robin Beard
Politician
21-Aug-1939 16-Jun-2007 Congressman from Tennessee, 1973-83
Mark Clark
Military
1-May-1896 17-Apr-1984 US Army Chief of Staff
John W. Davis
Attorney
13-Apr-1873 24-Mar-1955 US Solicitor General, 1913-18
James Gadsden
Military
15-May-1788 26-Dec-1858 Gadsden Purchase
Henry Laurens
Politician
24-Feb-1724 8-Dec-1792 Captured negotiating treaty with Holland
Robert E. McNair
Politician
14-Dec-1923 17-Nov-2007 Governor of South Carolina, 1965-71
Thomas D. Mutter
Doctor
9-Mar-1811 16-Mar-1859 Surgeon, Mütter Museum benefactor
Osceola
Military
c. 1804 30-Jan-1838 Seminole Indian chief
Henry Picard
Golf
28-Nov-1906 30-Apr-1997 Winner of 2 Majors
Charles Pinckney
Politician
26-Oct-1757 29-Oct-1824 Author of much of the US Constitution
Thomas Pinckney
Politician
23-Oct-1750 2-Nov-1828 Governor of South Carolina, 1787-89
Joseph Pulitzer
Business
10-Apr-1847 29-Oct-1911 Established the Pulitzer Prize
William Westmoreland
Military
26-Mar-1914 18-Jul-2005 Commanded US Army in Vietnam War



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