Today in History - March 15

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Today in History - March 15

Tuesday, Mar 15 2011 by kjfitz

1776 – South Carolina becomes the first American colony to declare its independence from Great Britain and set up its own government.

1781 – American Revolutionary War: Battle of Guilford Courthouse – Near present-day Greensboro, North Carolina, 1,900 British troops under General Charles Cornwallis defeat an American force numbering 4,400.