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Blackbeard, Died in Battle Today in 1718


4 replies to this topic  – Started by Hey Joe , Nov 22 2012 01:27 PM

#1 Hey Joe

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:27 PM

Normally I read the 'On This Day' section of Wikipedia, it's a good way to stay brushed up on history and whatnot.

Anyway, like the title says, Blackbeard was killed in battle on this day (November 22nd) in 1718.  I thought you scurvy sea dogs might be interested.  This is the link to the Wikipedia article here.

Blackbeard and JFK on the same day?  Some connection perhaps?  I wonder if Oliver Stone knows?
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:02 PM

I'm not really sure if I should praise him or not, since he was a bad man I suppose. But as a pirate fan, may his soul rest in peace.
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#3 Hey Joe

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:27 PM

View PostGrimmbeard, on 22 November 2012 - 02:02 PM, said:

I'm not really sure if I should praise him or not, since he was a bad man I suppose. But as a pirate fan, may his soul rest in peace.

There's some interesting reading in that Wikipedia article about the perceptions of pirates then and now. Check it out.

Edited by bjtpro, 22 November 2012 - 02:28 PM.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:33 PM

He was a privateer that went rogue which earned him the title 'pirate', atleast that's how I see it.
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:40 AM

I hear that when they threw his body overboard, It circled the ship 3 times before sinking!  Truly a legendary pirate!

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