#107 July Factoids


Dates below are from the July 2017 calendar.*

These factoids were compiled by Imani-Grace King, 2017 ETV Endowment Intern (Digital Media/Knowitall)

July 1-31

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Elizabeth Dinndorf was appointed the 18th president of Columbia college on July 1, 2012. She is an advocate for education and women's leadership.


Independence day - A day Americans commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. View our galleries of historical documents that set the foundation for the United States:


On July 6, 1907 painter, Frida Kahlo was born. She used her art to vividly and faithfully record parts of her life.

On July 6, 1917 David Sloan Lewis was born. He was the recipient of many honors for his work in aviation, aeronautics, and astronautics.


On July 7, 1887 influential artist, Marc Chagall was born. He is best known for his colorful lithographs, book illustrations, paintings and stained glass windows for Roman-Catholic cathedrals.


On July 10, 2015 the Confederate flag was removed from the grounds of the S.C. State House. View our Collection, SC Confederate Flag, to learn more about the removal of the flag.


On July 12, 1780 the Patriot militia, led by Colonel Bratton, defeated the British Legion. This battle became known as the "Battle at Williamson's Plantation" or "Huck's defeat"


On July 14, 1912 famous musician, Woody Guthrie, was born. He is the father of the social protest song.


On July 15, 1936 Charles J. Bradshaw was born. He has been inducted into South Carolina Business Hall of Fame.


On July 16, 1911 dancer, Ginger Rogers was born. She and her dancing partner, Fred Astaire, created a dancing style that wove together movements from vaudeville, ballroom, tap, soft shoe and ballet.


On July 18 1936 South Carolina Business Hall of Famer Jerome J. Richardson was born. He is a former NFL player and the founder and principal owner of Carolina Panthers.


Nam June Paik was born on July 20, 1932 in Seoul, Korea. Throughout his career, Paik has found inspiration in working with some of the most innovative musicians, artists, poets, dancers, and technicians of his day.


On July 28, 1915 South Carolinian scientist, Charles H. Townes was born. He is the only person other than Dalai Lama and Mother Teresa to win both a Templeton Prize and a Nobel Prize.