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Fort Dobbs was an 18th-century fort in the Yadkin–Pee Dee River Basin
region of the Province of North Carolina, near what is now Statesville
in Iredell County. Used for frontier defense during and after the French
and Indian War, the fort was built to protect the British settlers of
the western portion of what was then Rowan County from Cherokee,
Catawba, Shawnee, Delaware and French raids into North Carolina. The
fort's name honored Arthur Dobbs, the colonial Governor of North
Carolina from 1754 to 1765. When in use, it was the only fort on the
frontier between South Carolina and Virginia. On February 27, 1760, the
fort was the site of an engagement between Cherokee warriors and
provincial soldiers that ended in a victory for the provincials. Fort
Dobbs was abandoned after 1766, but archaeological work in the
20th century and historical research in 2005 and 2006 led to the
discovery of the fort's exact location and probable appearance. The site
on which the fort sat is now operated by North Carolina's Division of
State Historic Sites and Properties as Fort Dobbs State Historic Site,
and supporters of the site have developed plans for the fort's
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Dobbs_(North_Carolina)>
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The Treaty of Berwick was signed, which set the terms under
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French troops who were defending the Regency of Mary of Guise.
American Revolutionary War: A Patriot victory in the Battle of
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over the next few days.
The current flag of Japan was first adopted as the national
flag for Japanese merchant ships.
The Armenian community of Sumgait in Azerbaijan was the target
of a violent pogrom.
The initial version of the John Jay Report, with details about
the Catholic sexual abuse scandal in the United States, was released.
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