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To­day in his­tory

In 1780, dur­ing the Revo­lu­tion­ary War, the be­sieged city of Charleston, S.C., sur­ren­dered to Bri­tish forces.

In 1937, Bri­tain’s King Ge­orge VI was crowned at West­min­ster Abbey.

In 1943, in WW II, Axis forces in North Africa sur­ren­dered.

In 1958, the U.S. and Canada signed an agree­ment to cre­ate the North Amer­i­can Air De­fense Com­mand (later NORAD).

In 2002, Jimmy Carter ar­rived in Cuba, be­com­ing the first U.S. pres­i­dent in or out of of­fice to visit since the 1959 revo­lu­tion that put Fidel Cas­tro in power.

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