This is one of Wikipedia’s features in the “On This Day” section.
- 1718 – The pirate Blackbeard (pictured) was killed in battle by a boarding party of British sailors off the coast of the Province of North Carolina.
I never really knew about Blackbeard until reading the detailed biography of one of the most famous pirates here in North America.
Looking at the fun that he had during his tenure, and how he achieved his success, reminds me of today’s Crypto hype and hysteria.
Unfortunately, the Commonwealth doesn’t dispatch them like they did in the old days - hanged - or worse!
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