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Aiken, SC

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.cityofaikensc.gov/

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

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

Population:
25337 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
19-Dec-1835 (incorporated)

County:
Aiken County

Named for William Aiken (1779-1831), railroad owner.

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of South Carolina Aiken
1961

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
William "The Refrigerator" Perry
Football
16-Dec-1962   Chicago Bears defensive tackle
Big Show
Wrestling
8-Feb-1972   WCW and WWE wrestler
Lizanne Thomas
Attorney
c. 1957   Partner, Jones Day
Essie Mae Washington-Williams
Relative
12-Oct-1925 3-Feb-2013 Strom Thurmond's half-black daughter

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Hamilton Fish II
Politician
17-Apr-1849 15-Jan-1936 Congressman from New York, 1909-11
Samuel P. Langley
Astronomer
22-Aug-1834 2-Feb-1906 Heavier-than-air flying machine
Nicholas Longworth
Politician
5-Nov-1869 9-Apr-1931 Congressman from Ohio, 1903-31



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