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September 26 2008 Today in History Newsletter


YARR! Set sail, me ‘earties! Talk Like a Pirate Day was September 19, but one of the most famous “pirates” in history completed his most famous and historic voyage this week!

Drake's Circumnavigation (September 26, 1580)
Sir Frances Drake, one of the most famous privateers, completed a voyage around the world. What happened on that voyage? Piracy, of course! What's the difference between piracy and priavteering? There is a difference, though it has become grayed. How much was this trip worth...

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September 21
*John MacAdam (1756) (( A side note: In Central PA, asphalt is called “macadam” in honor of this man’s invention ))
*H.G. Wells (1866)
*Leonard Cohen (1934)
*Stephen King (1947)
September 22
*Micahel Faraday (1791)
*Tommy Lasorda (1927)
*Nick Cave (1957)
*Tom Felton (1987)
September 23
*Mickey Rooney (1920)
*John Coltrane (1926)
*Julio Iglesias (1943)
*Bruce Springsteen (1949)
September 24
*F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896)
*Konstantin Chernenko (1911)
*John Mackey (1941) (( No relation, though my Dad *is* a Baltimore Colts fan (Indianapolis, now) ))
*Phil Hartman (1948)
September 25
*Fletcher Christian (1764)
*Ethel Rosenberg (1915)
*Christopher Reeve (1952)
*Jamie Hyneman (1956)
September 26
*Saint Francis of Assisi (1181)
*Johnny Appleseed (1774)
*T.S. Elliot (1888)
*Jack LaLanne (1914)
September 27
*Samuel Adams (1722)
*Harry Blackstone, Jr. (1885)
*Wilford Brimley (1934)
*Meat Loaf (1947

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