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Today in Charleston History: November 16

1699

A law passed by the Assembly established a tax-supported free provincial library on St. Philip’s Street. It operated for 14 years, possibly the first Public library in the American colonies. library marker copy

1863 -Bombardment of Charleston

Union guns fired fifteen shells into Charleston overnight.

broad street shelling

Broad Street shelling.

 

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