1807 – James Henry Hammond, born on the 15th of November in Newberry District, South Carolina. He was a politician from South Carolina.
1825 – Graduated from the South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina) at Columbia.
1828 – Studied law, admitted to the bar and practiced in Columbia.
1834 – Established a newspaper to support nullification; planter; elected as a Nullifier to the Twenty-fourth Congress.
1835 – 1836 – Served as Nullifer.
1842 – 1844 – Governor of South Carolina.
1857 – Elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Andrew P. Butler.
1864 – Died at “Redcliffe,” Beach Island, South Carolina on the 13th of November.