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Discussion in 'The Blind Parrot' started by v_Grimmelshausen, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. v_Grimmelshausen

    v_Grimmelshausen Landlubber

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    Today, in 1689, King William III, William of Orange, joined the League of Augsburg, consisting among others of the Netherlands and Spain (yes, they were allied as well for a change) against the France of Louis XIVth, where his predecessor, the Stuart tyrant James II, has fled to. Those who read "Captain Blood" will know that this is the war in which Blood raided Cartagena. The real siege of Cartagena by the French, supported by buccaneers, took place in 1698.

    And, most important, in 1978, the author of these lines was born <img src="http://www.piratesahoy.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/buds.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":drunk" border="0" alt="buds.gif" />
     
  2. CatalinaThePirate

    CatalinaThePirate Unholy Terror, Storm Modder

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    <!--QuoteBegin-v_Grimmelshausen+May 12 2005, 04:13 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(v_Grimmelshausen @ May 12 2005, 04:13 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteEBegin-->And, most important, in 1978, the author of these lines was born  <img src="http://www.piratesahoy.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/buds.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":drunk" border="0" alt="buds.gif" />
    <div align="right">[snapback]104986[/snapback]</div><!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd--><img src="http://www.piratesahoy.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/w00t.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":woot" border="0" alt="w00t.gif" /> Have an ale, Von Grimmelshausen! <img src="http://www.piratesahoy.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/beer2.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":beer" border="0" alt="beer2.gif" />

    Hope you have a marvelous day! <img src="http://www.piratesahoy.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/me.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":onya" border="0" alt="me.gif" />
     
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    Some rum for you mate!!!
     
  4. v_Grimmelshausen

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    Thanks a lot, and on birthdays, it´s custom that the one who has birthday pays for the drinks, so - drinks all around!

    Today, in 1607, Jamestown, Virginia was settled as an Englsh colony.
     
  5. Mr. Cotton

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    Today, 50 years ago, Austria got an independent state.
     
  6. v_Grimmelshausen

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    Been absent for the weekend, today´s catch-up time, though there is not much to catch up to:
    May 15th: In 1602 the first European, a Bartholomew Gosnold, sees Cape Cod and in 1701 the War of Spanish Sucession begins.
    And today, in 1792, the New York Stock Exchange is formed (for another sort of pirates than the sailing ones <img src="http://www.piratesahoy.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" /> )
     
  7. v_Grimmelshausen

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    Today, in 1604, the town of Montreal is founded
    In 1643, during the Thirty Years War, French forces under the Duke of Enghien defeat the Spanish in the Battle of Rocroi, ending Spains role as the supreme land power in Europe.
    In 1649, England is declared a Commonwealth by the Long Parliament, the ruler of which is Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell.
     
  8. CatalinaThePirate

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    <!--QuoteBegin-v_Grimmelshausen+Apr 23 2005, 01:17 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(v_Grimmelshausen @ Apr 23 2005, 01:17 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteEBegin-->1564: William Shakespeae is born
    <div align="right">[snapback]102239[/snapback]</div><!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd--> A follow-up on this; William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564, was baptized on April 26, 1564, and then died on April 23, 1616 and was buried on April 26, 1616.
     
  9. v_Grimmelshausen

    v_Grimmelshausen Landlubber

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    Today, in 1498, Vasco da Gama reaches India.
    In 1506 Christofer Columbus died.
    In 1570 the first modern atlas is published by Abraham Ortelius and in 1631 the city of Magdeburg is captured by the Imperial forces commanded by Tilly and Pappenheim, leading to one of the most cruel massacres in the Thirty Years War.
     
  10. CatalinaThePirate

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    Oh, I've got a good one for today:

    May 23 1701 <b>Captain Kidd walks the plank</b>

    At London's Execution Dock, British privateer William Kidd, popularly known as Captain Kidd, is hanged for piracy and murder.

    Born in Strathclyde, Scotland, Kidd established himself as a sea captain before settling in New York in 1690, where he bought property and married. At various times he was commissioned by New York and other American colonies to rid the coast of enemy privateers. In 1695, while on a trip to London, the recently appointed governor of New York commissioned him to defend English ships from pirates in the Red Sea. In 1696, Kidd sailed to New York aboard the Adventure Galley, enlisted men for the mission, and set sail for the Indian Ocean. The expedition met with little success and failed to capture a major prize until February 1698, when the Quedagh Merchant, an Indian vessel allegedly sailing under a French pass, was taken. Word of Kidd's capture of the boat, which was loaded with gold, jewels, silk, sugar, and guns, aroused significant controversy in Britain, as the ship had an English captain.

    Suspicions that he had turned to piracy were apparently confirmed when he sailed to St. Mary's, Madagascar, an infamous pirate haven. From there, he traveled to the West Indies on the Quedagh Merchant, where he learned of the piracy charges against him. Intending to clear his name, he sailed to New York and delivered himself to the colonial authorities, claiming that the vessels he had attacked were lawful prizes. He was arrested and taken to London.

    In 1701, he was tried on five charges of piracy and one charge of murdering a crewman. The Tories used the trial as a political opportunity to embarrass his Whig sponsors, and the latter chose to give up Kidd as a scapegoat rather than back his possibly correct claims to legitimacy. Convicted on all counts, he was executed by hanging on May 23, 1701. In later years, a colorful legend grew up around the story of William Kidd, including reports of lost buried treasure that fortune seekers have pursued for centuries.

    (from the <a href="http://www.historychannel.com/tdih/tdih.jsp?category=general&month=10272957&day=10272988" target="_blank">History Channel Website</a>)
     
  11. v_Grimmelshausen

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    <img src="http://www.piratesahoy.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/me.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":onya" border="0" alt="me.gif" /> A great one.
    As well, in 1568 the Netherlands declare their independence from Spain, opening the Eighty Years War.
     
  12. Mr. Cotton

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    @CatalinaThePirate: I found out that Captain Kidd was born in Greenock also in Scotland. I also found out that he was hung in London.
     
  13. CatalinaThePirate

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    <img src="http://www.piratesahoy.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/unsure.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":?" border="0" alt="unsure.gif" /> Well, maybe the History Channel got his birthplace wrong? <img src="http://www.piratesahoy.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/unsure.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":?" border="0" alt="unsure.gif" />
     
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    Speaking of Captain Kidd. A book you may want to check out is "The Pirate Hunter, The True Story of Captain Kidd," by Richard Zacks. The book is quite interesting. <img src="http://www.piratesahoy.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/par-ty.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cheers" border="0" alt="par-ty.gif" />
     
  15. v_Grimmelshausen

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    Today, in 1626 Peter Minuit bought the island of Manhattan for 60 guilders worth of trade goods. Had the ownership of the land been passe through his family, his nowaday heirs would easily be considered the richest people of the world.
     
  16. CatalinaThePirate

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    <!--QuoteBegin-Meigger+May 23 2005, 04:31 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Meigger @ May 23 2005, 04:31 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteEBegin-->Speaking of Captain Kidd. A book you may want to check out is "The Pirate Hunter, The True Story of Captain Kidd," by Richard Zacks.  The book is quite interesting.      <img src="http://www.piratesahoy.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/par-ty.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cheers" border="0" alt="par-ty.gif" /> <div align="right">[snapback]106747[/snapback]</div><!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd--> Oh yes, this one is on my list of books to read, most definitely. Looks like a GREAT book! <img src="http://www.piratesahoy.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/me.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":onya" border="0" alt="me.gif" />

    Well, not piratey, <i>per se,</i> but today -

    <b>May 24 1686 - Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit</b> was born. He was a physicist: developed system for cleaning mercury to keep it from sticking to glass; inventor: alcohol thermometer [1709], mercury thermometer [1714]; created measure of temperature which bears his name [1724]; died Sep 16, 1736

    That's for those of us "fighting naturalists" (haha!). <img src="http://www.piratesahoy.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/icon_mrgreen1.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cheeky" border="0" alt="icon_mrgreen1.gif" />
     
  17. CatalinaThePirate

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    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><b>May 25 1660</b> The English Restoration

    Under invitation by leaders of the English Commonwealth, Charles II, the exiled king of England, lands at Dover, England, to assume the throne and end 11 years of military rule.

    Prince of Wales at the time of the English Civil War, Charles fled to France after Oliver Cromwell's Parliamentarians defeated King Charles I's Royalists in 1646. In 1649, Charles vainly attempted to save his father's life by presenting Parliament a signed blank sheet of paper, thereby granting whatever terms were required. However, Oliver Cromwell was determined to execute Charles I, and on January 30, 1649, the king was beheaded in London.

    After his father's death, Charles was proclaimed king of England by the Scots and by supporters in parts of Ireland and England, and he traveled to Scotland to raise an army. In 1651, Charles invaded England but was defeated by Cromwell at the Battle of Worcester. Charles escaped to France and later lived in exile in Germany and then in the Spanish Netherlands. After Cromwell's death in 1658, the English republican experiment faltered. Cromwell's son Richard proved an ineffectual leader, and the public resented the strict Puritanism of England's military rulers.

    In 1660, in what is known as the English Restoration, General George Monck met with Charles and arranged to restore him in exchange for a promise of amnesty and religious toleration for his former enemies. On May 25, 1660, Charles landed at Dover and four days later entered London in triumph. It was his 30th birthday, and London rejoiced at his arrival. In the first year of the Restoration, Oliver Cromwell was posthumously convicted of treason and his body disinterred from its tomb in Westminster Abbey and hanged from the gallows at Tyburn.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->This is from the <a href="http://www.historychannel.com/tdih/tdih.jsp?category=general&month=10272957&day=10272990" target="_blank">History Channel website.</a>

    I always thought that digging up Cromwell and hanging his dead body was a bit of overkill... <img src="http://www.piratesahoy.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/unsure.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":?" border="0" alt="unsure.gif" />
     
  18. v_Grimmelshausen

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    Interesting, I found nothing about that in Wikipedia. In that case, the Commonwealth, established after the resignation of Richard Cromwell on this very date in 1659, lasted exactly one year. Please note, the term "Commonwealth" is often used to designate the whole period of the Cromwells´ rule from 1649 to 1660, which is not correct in a strict sense. The time when Cromwell ruled, the correct name for the government from 1653 to 1659 would be the "Protectorate", as it was ruled by a Lord Protector instead of a parliament.
     
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    You should update the Wiki, then! <img src="http://www.piratesahoy.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/icon_mrgreen1.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cheeky" border="0" alt="icon_mrgreen1.gif" />

    More happenings on <b>May 25:</b>

    <b>1661:</b> King Charles II of England marries Portuguese princess Catherina the Braganca

    <b>1768:</b> Explorer Captain Cook sets sail on his first voyage

    <b>1787:</b> The Constitutional Convention convened in Philadelphia under the leadership of George Washington, in order to establish a new U.S. government.

    <b>1878:</b> Gilbert/Sullivans opera "HMS Pinafore," premieres in London <img src="http://www.piratesahoy.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/icon_mrgreen1.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cheeky" border="0" alt="icon_mrgreen1.gif" />
     
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    <b>May 26th

    Happy Birthday! Though he played a Captain in one movie, can you name it?........The Duke (John Wayne for ye young-ins) would have been 98 <img src="http://www.piratesahoy.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/par-ty.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cheers" border="0" alt="par-ty.gif" />

    Hank Williams Jr. will be 56 also! <img src="http://www.piratesahoy.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/whistling.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wp" border="0" alt="whistling.gif" /> </b>
     

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