This Day In History
This Day In History
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

«pirate»

Calico Jack

Calico Jack
(December 21, 1682 - November 18, 1720)
John Rackham commonly known as Calico Jack, was an English pirate captain operating in the Bahamas during the early 18th century (Rackham is often spelled as Rackam or Rackum in historical documentation). His nickname was derived from the calico clothing he wore.
Calico Jack, pirate

Francis Drake

Francis Drake
(1540-28.01.1596 )
Sir Francis Drake, Vice Admiral was an English sea captain, privateer, navigator, slaver, and politician of the Elizabethan era. Elizabeth I of England awarded Drake a knighthood in 1581. He was second-in-command of the English fleet against the Spanish Armada in 1588. He also carried out the second circumnavigation of the world, from 1577 to 1580. He died of dysentery in January 1596 after unsuccessfully attacking San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Francis Drake, pirate, privateer, captain, politician
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