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Ian

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Re: Special Days
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2019, 08:29:22 AM »
Today's the day in 1789 when Fletcher Christian led a mutiny on HMS Bounty against its captain, William Bligh.
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Re: Special Days
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2019, 01:19:06 PM »
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Today's the day in 1789 when Fletcher Christian led a mutiny on HMS Bounty against its captain, .William Bligh

Captain William Bligh is the most maligned man in Royal Naval History. His superb contribution to Navigation is only surpassed By Captain James Cook. After the Mutiny on the Bounty, Bligh completed a 6.000 mile open boat voyage across the Pacific to Britavia in what was then the Dutch East Indies and never lost a member of his loyal crew. on his return to the U.K. he was exonerated at his Court Martial for the loss of the Bounty,promoted and ended up in Botany Bay as the Governor of New South Wales. His life story is well worth reading, and to Hell with Hollywood for damaging the reputation of one of Britain's most illustrious mariners  $uk   
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Ian

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Re: Special Days
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2019, 01:47:15 PM »
Today's the day 1990 when cranes began tearing down the Berlin Wall.
“Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.”   ― Michel de Montaigne

Si hoc legere scis, nimis eruditionis habes.