February The Battle of Cape St. Vincent occurs. In spite of Spain's greater numbers, Britain is victorious. Nelson is promoted to rear admiral and awarded him the honor of knight of the Bath. The navy sustains casualties and his right arm is amputated. June Malta surrenders to Napoleon. It becomes known as the Battle of the Nile. Its destruction, the most devastating naval victory of the century, is a crushing defeat for Napoleon and strands his army in Egypt. The British Admiralty publishes the first official signal book for the Royal Navy.
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January 9: Income tax introduced in Britain. November: Napoleon seizes power in France. He becomes First Consul of France. It is for shipping to and from the West Indies. August Touissant L'Ouverture imprisoned in France. April Napoleon abdicates and is exiled to Elba. July 5: Venezuela is the first repu blic in Spanish America. William Henry Harrison destroys Prophet's Town. Congress also authorizes any citizen to attack an armed British vessel without a privateering commission; if a person sank a British vessel, that person would be paid one half of the ship's value.
Napoleon retreats, but refuses to admit defeat. Only 15 sailors survive. Hippolyte de Bouchard attacks California's coast. November Whale ship Essex is rammed by a whale. Shap-'ng-Tsai establishes a smuggling and pirate base at Tien Pai. September Flogging is banned aboard U. Paris Declaration Respecting Maritime Law outlaws privateering. The United States chooses not to sign, which allows this government to continue to issue letters of marque to privateers during times of war. Only one survivor, Thomas Nye, rescued by Germania. During first three months of year, nearly passengers and crew go missing in North Atlantic because of unusual amount of ice floating farther south than usual.
October 8: Second Opium War begins.
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Circa The Little Ice Age ends. October Grace Bedell, who is 11 years old, writes a letter to Abraham Lincoln in which she suggests he grow a beard. The Mary Celeste is found abandoned at sea. No reason for the crew's disappearance is discovered. October 3: Bloomingdale's department store opens in New York City. September A devastating typhoon strikes Hong Kong.
In six hours, thirty-five European ships sink or are destroyed, and about 2, people die. The bridge over the River Tay at Dundee, Scotland gives way during a gale. The train crossing the bridge at the time dropped into the river, killing seventy-five people. April Thirteen pirates are beheaded in China as punishment for their attack on and the murder of two crewmembers, including the captain, of the SS Namoa. May Six more pirates are executed for the attack. Winston Churchill becomes First Lord of the Admiralty. U, a German U-boat, torpedoes the Lusitania off the coast of Ireland.
More than 1, innocent passengers lose their lives. July Pancho Villa is assasinated while driving in his car through Parral, Chihauhua. October The stock market crashes.
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September Explosion at Gresfor d Colliery in Wales kills miners and those working to rescue them. Formation of the International Maritime Organization. May: Chiang Kai-shek establishes his government on Taiwan. January 1: The first female doctor is commissioned in the U.
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Navy Medical Corps. June North Korea's army crosses the 38th parallel to start the Korean War.
America's first televised presidential debate pitting Senator John F. Kennedy against President Richard M. Francis Gary Powers U-2 spy trial opens in Moscow. The Santa Maria , a luxury liner, is hijacked soon after leaving Curacao. Last time someone is hanged on British soil for civil crimes. August Woodstock opens in New York for three days of music. September Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kidd premieres. The film stars Paul Newman and Robert Redford. General Mohamed Siad Barre assumes power and controls the country for two decades.
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All twenty-nine crewmembers go down with her. The Great Train Robbery in England takes place. Earthquake and tsunami in the Philippines kills as many as 8, people. Somali pirates attack a Greek-owned cargo ship and take the crew hostage. One week later, the crew overpowers the pirates and escapes. June 4: The Chinese army kills protesters in Tiananmen Square.
August Pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling. The International Chamber of Commerce begins reporting instances of pirate attacks. President Siad Barre's socialst government falls and anarchy rules in Somalia. January Somali pirates board the Naviluck , and take three crewman ashore, where they are executed.
Then the pirates force the remaining crew to jump overboard before setting the cargo ship on fire. A passing trawler rescued the crew from the water.
bbmpay.veritrans.co.id/alcaracejos-conocer-mujeres-solteras.php December The dissolution of the Soviet Union. British Royal Navy integrates women into the regular navy as full-fledged sailors. October: During the Battle of Magadishu in Somalia, a Black Hawk helicopter goes down and 18 American solders die, while another 73 are wounded during the two-day battle. October 7: Toni Morrison received the Nobel prize for literature.
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Hunley , the Confederate submarine that blew up the Housatonic , buried in the sand and silt out side Charleston Harbor. December: Sir Peter Blake is killed by pirates in Brazil. August Diana , Princess of Wales, dies in a car crash in Paris. November 7: Pirates attack the Ploflat , an Australian yacht.
The skipper defends himself with Molotov cocktails until the attack is broken off. The South China Sea is deemed "the most dangerous" spot for pirate attacks. MV Bonella attacked off coast of Somali a by 26 pirates in two speedboats. The captain and crew are released five days later because the ship is too slow to catch other prey.
August 8: The H. Hunley is raised from her watery grave and taken to the Warren Lasch Conservation Center for conservation. April: Nigeria is named the hottest spot for pirate attacks. By mid-year that title is given to Somalia.