Today in History - January 17

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Sunday, Jan 17 2010 by

1781 – American Revolutionary War: Battle of Cowpens – Continental troops under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan defeat British forces under Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton at the battle in South Carolina.

Cowpens National Battlefield (Google Maps)
Cowpens National Battlefield

1899 – The United States takes possession of Wake Island in the Pacific Ocean.

Wake Island (Google Maps)
Wake Island