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Today In Charleston History: February 10

 

1790

William Drayton was nominated by President George Washington as the first judge of the United State District Court for the District of South Carolina and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. He served until is death, May 1790. He also served as an associate judge, Supreme Court of South Carolina, 1789

1826 – Theater
Theater (c. 1792) sat on the corner of Broad and New Streets. Designed by James Hoban.

Theater (c. 1792) sat on the corner of Broad and New Streets. Designed by James Hoban.

Mr. Cowell, “formerly of the Theatre Royale, Drury Lane,” reopened the Broad Street Theatre promising new scenery and splendid pageants. He also brought the New-York and Philadelphia Company of Equestrians and its twenty horses to Charleston. They performed at the old circus facility in the back of Vauxhall Garden.

1835 – Duel

A duel took place between two Jews named Moise and Cohen at the race course. Cohen died of his wounds two days later.

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