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Today in Charleston History: June 12

1749
Lord George Anson

Lord George Anson

War of Jenkin’s Ear ended.  Celebration lasted in Charles Town throughout the day and into the night with “Demonstrations of Joy … sky-rockets … and other illuminations.” One of the heroes of the war, Commodore George Anson, had been stationed in Charles Town with the Royal Navy.  Anson formed a squadron and raided Spanish possessions in the Pacific.

1785
Noah Webster

Noah Webster

Noah Webster arrived in Charleston for a lecture. He was traveling across the country trying to gain support for his idea of simplifying English spelling and to explain his phonetic alphabet.

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