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Today In Charleston History: March 13

1826

Edmund Kean, Junius Booth’s great rival in the Shakespearian world, played King Lear, Othello, and Richard III in Charleston. He was touring America due to his scandalous affair the wife of a London city councilman which resulted in Kean’s wife leaving him. That created such a furor that he was forced to leave England for America to allow the scandal to cool down.

Edmund Kean

Edmund Kean

1834   

Charleston City Council approved the line of the Charleston & Hamburg Rail Road to be extended into the city, with a new depot built at Mary Street, between Meeting and King Streets.

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