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Friday, October 15, 2010
Today in history: Hunley mishap
On Oct. 15, 1863, the Confederate submarine sank for the second time off Charleston, S.C., while performing a routine diving exercise. All eight men on board, including H.L. Hunley himself, succumbed. The sub was retrieved and put to use again, eventually sinking a Union warship before it, too, went under.