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  1. Thread: On this day.

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    Sticky: A pity Rudyard Kipling hadn't come along 100...

    A pity Rudyard Kipling hadn't come along 100 years earlier; then this stupidity wouldn't have occurred. (One word: "Danegeld".)
  2. Thread: On this day.

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    Sticky: Except he wasn't actually a pirate -- he was...

    Except he wasn't actually a pirate -- he was stunningly-unsuccessful (and unlucky) privateer; for all practical purposes, when he returned from his voyage with nothing to show his sponsors for it, he...
  3. Thread: On this day.

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    Sticky: One of all-too-many events for which he never...

    One of all-too-many events for which he never received due credit, leading to his changing sides.
  4. Thread: On this day.

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    Sticky: On This day 17 May

    ...absolutely nothing happened.

    ;)
  5. Thread: On this day.

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    Sticky: The response of the locals has not been printed...

    The response of the locals has not been printed by historians, due to its extensive use of profanity and racial epithets. :)
  6. Thread: On this day.

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    Sticky: ...and 200+ years later.... :P

    ...and 200+ years later.... :P
  7. Thread: On this day.

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    Sticky: Praise, Faint, Damning With, 1 ea. >;)

    Praise, Faint, Damning With, 1 ea. >;)
  8. Thread: On this day.

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    Sticky: A likely story.... :)

    A likely story.... :)
  9. Thread: On this day.

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    Sticky: "Almost"? De Grasse accomplished exactly what he...

    "Almost"? De Grasse accomplished exactly what he needed to accomplish -- get the merchies safely away. Meanwhile, Hood showed a complete lack of spirit and initiative. This one is a French victory,...
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