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On this day in 1788, South Carolina became a state

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

It's a very special day in the Palmetto State. 

South Carolina became a state on this day in 1788. The state was just the eighth to join the union at the time. 

It was ratified by a vote of 149-73. A map shows how the vote broke down at the constitutional convention.

Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Maryland all ratified it before South Carolina. 

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