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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.