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Today In Charleston History: February 6

1719 – Fortifications.

The Assembly passed an act “for the more speedy putting the bastions of the Fortification of Charles Town in a posture of defence” by repairing the existing fortifications.

1740 – Religion.
Charles Pachelbel

Charles Pachelbel

Charles Theodore Pachelbel (baptized Karl Theodorus) became the organist at St. Philip’s Church.

 Pachelbel arrived in Charlestown in April 1736.  Born in Germany in 1690, he was the son of the famous Johann Pachelbel, composer of the popular Canon in DPachelbel initially migrated to Providence, Rhode Island to install an organ in Trinity Church in 1733. Three years later he arrived in Charlestown and stayed until his death.

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