Bligh, Captain

Bligh, Captain

commander of H.M.S. Bounty who was cast adrift by mutinous crew. [Am. Lit.: Mutiny on the Bounty]

Bligh, Captain

tyrannical master of the ship Bounty. [Am. Lit.: Mutiny on the Bounty]
See: Cruelty

Bligh, Captain

(1754–1817) sadistic, heavy-handed captain of the Bounty [Am. Lit.: Mutiny on the Bounty]
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1817: Captain Bligh, captain of The Bounty (replica used in the movie Mutiny on the Bounty, pictured), died in London.
1817: Captain Bligh, captain of mutiny ship The Bounty, died in London.
Also on This Day: 1732: The Theatre Royal,Covent Garden, and the Royal Opera House, opened; 1783: William Pitt the Younger at the age of 24 became Prime Minister; 1817: Death of William Bligh, captain of the Bounty ; 1889: Gilbert & Sullivan's opera The Gondoliers was first produced in London; 1922: The parliament of Northern Ireland voted against being included in the Irish Free State; 1985: Death of poet Robert Graves.
Also on this day: 43 BC: Death of Cicero; 1431: Henry VI of England was crowned King of France in Paris; 1598: Birth of Italian sculptor Gian Lorzeno Bernini; 1783: William Pitt the Younger, aged 24, became the youngest British Prime Minister; 1815: Marshall Ney, Napoleon's most famous general shot for treason in Paris; 1817: Death of William Bligh, captain of the Bounty; 1922: Parliament of Northern Ireland voted against being included in the Irish Free State; 1985: Death of poet Robert Graves.
Anniversaries: 1513: James IV, King of Scotland, killed at the Battle of Flodden Field in Northumberland; 1585: Birth of French statesman Cardinal Richelieu; 1754: Birth of William Bligh, captain of the Bounty; 1828: Birth of Russian writer Count Leo Tolstoy; 1901: Death of French painter Toulouse Lautrec; 1958: Race riots started in London's Notting Hill Gate; 1971: Inmates at New York's Attica Jail took 32 guards hostage in riot that ultimately led to 42 deaths; 1976: Death of Chinese leader Mao Tse-tung; 1990: American Pete Sampras beat Andre Agassi 6-4, 6-3 and 6-2 to become the youngest US Open tennis winner at the age of 19.
Anniversaries: 43 BC: Death of Cicero; 1431: Henry VI of England was crowned King of France in Paris ; 1783: William Pitt the Younger, aged 24, became the youngest British prime minister; 1817: Death of William Bligh, captain of the Bounty ; 1922: Parlia ment of Northern Ireland voted against being included in the Irish Free State; 1941: Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbour; 1985: Death of poet Robert Graves.
1817 - Captain Bligh, captain of mutiny ship The Bounty, died in London.