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 mutiny ship The Bounty, died in London.
1513 The Battle of Flodden Field was fought near Branxton in Northumberland, in which James IV of Scotland was defeated and killed by English troops under Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey 1963 Scotland's Jim Clark became the world's youngest motor racing champion at the age of 27 1754 William Bligh, captain of the Bounty, was born.
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.
1817: Captain Bligh, captain of The Bounty (replica used in the movie Mutiny on the Bounty, pictured), died in London.
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.