May 6

Event:
1780
The British capture the unnamed and incomplete Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina. The fort was named for the commander in the battle, William Moultrie. Legend has it that the soft palmetto logs of the fort did not crack, but absorbed the shots.

Celebrated Birth:
Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre (1758 – 28 July 1794) leader of the French Revolution.

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For a Spiral Bound book with information on events that happened on each day of the year during the American Revolutionary Period click: American Revolutionary Period: 1760-1789

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