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Battle of the Chesapeake

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

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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