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Battle of the Chesapeake

Our research found that the Royal Navy lost 24 warships sunk or heavily damaged in October 1780, which must have affected Britain's ability to fight in the months before the surrender at Yorktown.

The outcome of the American Revolution may have been affected by catastrophic storms in the deadliest hurricane season in recorded history.

Editor's Note: Weather affects so much in our own lives, yet too few historians consider its impact on major events in the past. Read more >>

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