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

  1. CatalinaThePirate

    CatalinaThePirate Unholy Terror, Storm Modder

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    <b>May 26th - </b>

    1596 - England, France and Netherlands signs Drievoudig Covenant against Spain

    1670 - A treaty was signed in secret in Dover, England, between Charles II and Louis XIV ending hostilities between them.

    1805 - Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned king of Italy.

    1819 - The first steam-propelled vessel to attempt a trans-Atlantic crossing, the 350-ton Savannah, departed from Savannah, Ga., May 26 and arrived in Liverpool, England, Jun 20.

    1834 - Portuguese Civil war ends, Dom Miguel capitulates

    1861 - US Civil War - Union blockaded New Orleans, LA., and Mobile, AL.

    1867 - Mary, queen of Great Britain-North Ireland, was born

    1876 - HMS Challenger returns from 128,000-km oceanographic exploration

    1896 - Nicholas II, the last Czar of Russia, was crowned.
     
  2. Mr. Cotton

    Mr. Cotton Landlubber

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    1328 - Philip VI is crowned King of France.
     
  3. CatalinaThePirate

    CatalinaThePirate Unholy Terror, Storm Modder

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    Since these dates are going to be a part of our PiratesAhoy! calendar, we should probably keep these dates in the classic Age of Pirates era or related to pirates if we can... (1500's - 1800's) <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" />
     
  4. v_Grimmelshausen

    v_Grimmelshausen Landlubber

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    Today, in 1588 the (first and most famous) Spanish Armada sets sail for the English Channel from Lisbon. It is 130 ships strong, crewed by 30.000 men under the command of Alonso de Guzman el Bueno, Duke of Medina Sidonia.
     
  5. v_Grimmelshausen

    v_Grimmelshausen Landlubber

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    On May 29th in 1660, Charles Stuart was restored as King Charles II of England on his 30th birthday
     
  6. CatalinaThePirate

    CatalinaThePirate Unholy Terror, Storm Modder

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    Missed a couple of days, so here's some brief stuff:

    <b>May 30,</b> 1536 English king Henry VIII marries Jane Seymour
    1539 Spanish explorer Fernando de Soto discovers Florida
    1574 Henry III follows brother Charles IX as king of France
    1588 Spanish Aramada under Medina-Sidonia departs Lisbon to invade England
    1646 Spain and Netherlands signs temporary cease fire

    <b>May 31,</b> 1659 Netherlands, England and France sign Treaty of The Hague
    1727 France, England and Netherlands sign accord of Paris
    1836 HMS Beagle anchors in Simons Bay, Cape of Good Hope

    <b>June 1,</b> 1533 Anna Boleyn crowned queen of England
    1641 France and Portugal sign anti-Spanish covenant
    1670 Engl king Charles II and Fr king Louis XIV sign anti-Dutch treaty
    1774 Boston Port Bill: British government orders Port of Boston closed
    1794 English fleet under Richard Earl Howe defeats French
    1813 Capt John Lawrence utters Navy motto "Don't give up the ship"
    1834 HMS Beagle for anchor in Port Famine, Magallanes Street
    1861 British territorial waters and ports off-limits during Civil War

    <b>June 2,</b> 1619 England and Netherlands signs treaty about business in the Indies
    1676 Battle at Palermo: French beats Dutch/Spanish fleet

    <b>Born June 3rd:</b>

    1808 Jefferson Davis (president of the Confederate States of America)

    1761 Henry Scrapnel English inventor (shrapnel shell)

    <b>Also on June 3rd:</b>

    1509 Henry VIII married wife No 1, Catherine of Aragon

    1539 Hernando De Soto claims Florida for Spain

    1540 Hernando de Soto crosses Appalachian Mountain, 1st European to do so

    1621 Dutch West India Company receives charter for "New Netherlands"

    1665 Duke of York defeats Dutch fleet off the coast of Lowestoft

    1781 Jack Jouett rides to warn Jefferson of British attack

    1861 1st Civil War land battle-Union defeats Confederacy at Philippi, WV
     
  7. v_Grimmelshausen

    v_Grimmelshausen Landlubber

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    Today, in 1494, the infamous Treaty of Tordesillas is signed by Spain and Portugal, dividing the world between the two countries.
    In 1654, Louis IVX is croned King of France, even though it´ll take six years, up to 1660, that he actually takes over the reign after the death of Cardinal Mazarin, Richelieus predecessor.
    In 1692, Port Royale is destroyed by an earthquake at 11.43 a.m., almost completely destroying the city. Among the parts of the town that sink under sea level is also the grave of Henry Morgan.
     
  8. tibmaker

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    1714 Anne Brennan beats a young man walking down a street. Marking her pirate life beginning.
     
  9. v_Grimmelshausen

    v_Grimmelshausen Landlubber

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    On June 12th, in 1653 the Battle of the Gabbard starts. It lasted to June 13th, ending with an English victory, reestablishing English control of the Channel.
    As well, on June 12th 1665 England installs a municipial government in New York.
    Today, in 1645, the Royalist forces were beaten by the Parliamentarian forces in the Battle of Naseby in the English Civil War.
     
  10. Mr. Cotton

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    1775 - American Revolutionary War: The United States Army is established by the Continental Congress.
     
  11. v_Grimmelshausen

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    Yesterday, in 1579, Francis Drake claims the land of Nova Albion (modern California) for England.
    Today, in 1685, James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, starts the Monmouth rebellion by declaring himself King of England. This rebellion is the background of the starting tale of Peter Blood in Rafael Sabatinis pirate novel "Captain Blood".
     
  12. Mr. Cotton

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    1631 - The sack of Baltimore: the Irish village of Baltimore was attacked by Algerian pirates.
    1597 - Willem Barents died
     
  13. Mr. Cotton

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    Very much things happened today in the Pirates era:

    1534 - Jacques Cartier makes the European discovery of Prince Edward Island.
    1535 - The Anabaptist state of Münster is conquered and disbanded.
    1597 - The first Dutch voyage to the East Indies reaches Bantam (on Java).
    1662 - Dutch attempt but fail to capture Macao.
    1664 - The colony of New Jersey is founded.
    1692 - Kingston, Jamaica founded.
    1793 - First republican constitution in France adopted.
     
  14. Sir LifeDude IX

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    <b>October 21

    <span style='font-size:12pt;line-height:100%'><span style='color:gray'>1797 USS Constitution Launched To Fight Barbary Pirates</span></span>
    <span style='font-size:12pt;line-height:100%'>1797 USS Constitution Launched To Fight Barbary Pirates</span></b>

    <i>The USS Constitution, a 44-gun U.S. Navy frigate built to fight Barbary pirates off the coast of Tripoli, is launched in Boston Harbor. The vessel performed commendably during the Barbary conflicts, and in 1805 a peace treaty with Tripoli was signed on the Constitution's deck.

    During the War of 1812, the Constitution won its enduring nickname "Old Ironsides" after defeating the British warship Guerriýre in a furious engagement off the coast of Nova Scotia. Witnesses claimed that the British shots merely bounced off the Constitution's sides, as if the ship were made of iron rather than wood. The success of the Constitution against the supposedly invincible Royal Navy provided a tremendous morale boost for the young American republic.</i>



    Want to see the schematics of this ship? See it in the <a href="http://forum.piratesahoy.net/index.php?act=ST&f=45&t=6374&st=0#entry133490" target="_blank">The Shipwright </a> topic area.
     
  15. Jack Davidson

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    <b> 21st October, 1805 - The Battle Of Trafalgar</b>

    Today is the 200th anniversary of Admiral Lord Nelsons victory over the combined fleet of France and Spain off Cape Trafalgar.
     
  16. William Red Wake

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    January 16

    1780 British demonstrate naval supremacy in The Moonlight Battle

    British Admiral Sir George Rodney, with 18 “ships-of-the-line,” engages an inferior Spanish squadron of 11 battleships commanded by Don Juan de Langara off the southwestern coast of Portugal at Cape St. Vincent, in what comes to be known as “The Moonlight Battle.” (“Ships-of-the-line” is the 18th century term for ships substantial enough to be used in a battle line, a tactic of war in which two lines of ships faced off against each other.)

    The Spanish, who were at war with the British because they had chosen to back the American rebels in the War for Independence, saw the British fleet in pursuit and attempted to retreat home to the port of Cadiz. As they fled, Rodney decided to ignore the accepted rules of naval engagement, which involved two lines of ships bombarding one another with cannon much like two lines of infantry confronting one another across a battlefield. Instead, he decided to attempt to overtake of the Spanish ships by giving orders of “general chase”--having each British ship chase the Spanish fleet to the best of its ability. The British hounded the Spanish until 2 a.m., when the Spaniards finally surrendered.

    Four Spanish battleships and two frigates escaped capture, but the British took De Langara’s flagship and five others before running into shoals and ending the chase. One Spanish ship with its entire crew was lost in battle. Thirty-two Britons died, and 102 were wounded.

    Credit for the British victory belongs not only to their greater number of ships and Admiral Rodney’s decision to give chase, but also to the British ships’ barnacle-free copper bottoms, which allowed them to outpace the less technologically advanced Spanish fleet. The fact that the two fleets engaged in battle overnight was an anomaly in 18th-century sea warfare, and earned the encounter the title “The Moonlight Battle,” and a painting by Francis Holman, despite its comparative insignificance in the Revolutionary War.
     
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    Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland died from a stroke converting to catholic faith on his deathbed.

    Known as Merry Monarch, but also in the pirate world as the King during whose reign, buccaneers flourished and committed their most bravest adventures: sack of Santiago de Cuba ( 1662 ), San Francisko de Campeche ( 1663 ), Panama ( 1670 ) and the raid of the South Seas ( 1680s ).

    HM made a Buccaneer King Henry Morgan a knight and the new governor of Jamaica in mid 1670s.

    Born on 29th of May 1630 and died on 6th of February 1685, Blessed be a Memory
     
  18. Rico

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    <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_6th" target="_blank">Wikipedia for today</a> <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/whistling.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wp" border="0" alt="whistling.gif" />
     
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    Comrade Tito died ( 1980 )

    With his death, economy dropped and serbian nationalists wake = Yugoslavia broken at six parts, posibility for more disintegration ( Kosovo )
     
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    1494 - Christopher Columbus first sights land that will be called Jamaica.
     

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