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Today in History: May 12

Microsoft News | Slide 1 of 12: Map of British Defenses At Charlestown, South Carolina, 1780. (Buyenlarge/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

1780: Americans suffer worst defeat of revolution at Charleston

During the Revolutionary War, the besieged city of Charleston, South Carolina, surrenders to British forces.

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