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August 11

2019: For a record fourth time, Rob Simmons won the Beaufort City Championship golf tournament at Fripp Island by 11 strokes.

August 13

2019: Beaufort Academy named Bobby Smith its head boys basketball coach.

2021: Tim Ogden was sworn in as the Chief of the City of Beaufort-Town of Port Royal Fire Department, replacing Reece Bertholf, who was named the Deputy City Manager for the City of Beaufort.

August 15

2019: Democratic Presidential candidate Andrew Yang spoke at the Grand Army of the Republic Hall in Beaufort.

2021: In a private service, Beaufort’s Jill Striebinger became the first South Carolina woman ordained by the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests. Her ordination is not recognized by the Roman-Catholic Church.

August 16

1965: Joe Frazier made his professional boxing debut with a heavyweight victory by TKO over Woody Goss at the Convention Center in Philadelphia.

August 17

1837: Charlotte Forten (Grimke) was born a free Black in Philadelphia. Forten would later become the first Black teacher at the Penn School on St. Helena Island. She would reside at Seaside Plantation and chronicle her time there in a collection of essays, published in 1864 in Atlantic Monthly, entitled Life on the Sea Islands. She became close friends with Robert Gould Shaw, the commander of the famous all-Black 54th Massachusetts Regiment during their Sea Islands campaign. Among her writings in 1862, she was also one of the first writers to make reference to “the blues,” a term already attached to a sad, depressed state, to refer to a style of song or music popular among Blacks, in church and among the slaves.

2019: South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a Democratic candidate for President, spoke to supporters at Whale Branch Middle School.

– Compiled by Mike McCombs

August 11

2019: For a record fourth time, Rob Simmons won the Beaufort City Championship golf tournament at Fripp Island by 11 strokes.

August 13

2019: Beaufort Academy named Bobby Smith its head boys basketball coach.

2021: Tim Ogden was sworn in as the Chief of the City of Beaufort-Town of Port Royal Fire Department, replacing Reece Bertholf, who was named the Deputy City Manager for the City of Beaufort.

August 15

2019: Democratic Presidential candidate Andrew Yang spoke at the Grand Army of the Republic Hall in Beaufort.

2021: In a private service, Beaufort’s Jill Striebinger became the first South Carolina woman ordained by the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests. Her ordination is not recognized by the Roman-Catholic Church.

August 16

1965: Joe Frazier made his professional boxing debut with a heavyweight victory by TKO over Woody Goss at the Convention Center in Philadelphia.

August 17

1837: Charlotte Forten (Grimke) was born a free Black in Philadelphia. Forten would later become the first Black teacher at the Penn School on St. Helena Island. She would reside at Seaside Plantation and chronicle her time there in a collection of essays, published in 1864 in Atlantic Monthly, entitled Life on the Sea Islands. She became close friends with Robert Gould Shaw, the commander of the famous all-Black 54th Massachusetts Regiment during their Sea Islands campaign. Among her writings in 1862, she was also one of the first writers to make reference to “the blues,” a term already attached to a sad, depressed state, to refer to a style of song or music popular among Blacks, in church and among the slaves.

2019: South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a Democratic candidate for President, spoke to supporters at Whale Branch Middle School.

– Compiled by Mike McCombs

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