January 22: (1654) Captain Kidd was born.
January 28: (1596) Sir Francis Drake died of dysentery.
February 3: Pirates vs. Ninjas Day is held annually.more info
February 10: (1722) Captain Black Bart Roberts was killed. He was 39 years old.
March 8: (1862) Nat Gordon is the last pirate ever hanged in New York City.
March 22: (1720) Captain Charles Vane was hanged for piracy.
March 22: (1972) Fist of Fury had its theatrical release in Hong Kong. The film is noted for Bruce Lee's use of nunchaku, which made it the first feature film shown in the U.S. displaying their use. Fist of Fury is credited with popularizing the once obscure weapon.
(1578) Daimyo Uesugi Kenshin dies from a wound inflicted by the dwarf ninja Ukifune Jinnai four days earlier.
May 17: (1682) Captain Black Bart Roberts was born.
May 23: (1701) Captain Kidd was hanged for piracy. He was 47 years old.
July 8: Pirate Pride Week begins It is an annual event held during the second week of July.
July 14: Pirate Pride Week ends.
August 1: Ninja Respect Month begins. It is an annual event held every August.
August 6: (1982) The Pirate Movie had its theatrical release in the U.S. The film is noted as having the first scene of pirates and ninjas fighting in a feature film.
August 14: (1980) The Octagon had its theatrical release in the U.S. The film is noted as the first U.S. feature film to show ninjas.
August 23: (1594) Ishikawa Goemon was put to death by being boiled in oil.
August 25: (1688) Sir Henry Morgan died from tuberculosis. He was in his mid-50s.
August 31: Ninja Respect Month ends.
September 19: International Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day. It is held annually. more info
October 23: (1981) Enter the Ninja had its theatrical release in the U.S. The film is noted as having started “Ninjamania” in the United States.
November 17: (1717) Blackbeard and Captain Hornigold capture Concorde, the vessel that will be Blackbeard’s flagship and renamed Queen Anne’s Revenge.
November 19: (1720) Captain “Calico” Jack Rackham was hanged for piracy. He was in his late-30s.
November 22: (1718) Blackbeard died in battle. He was in his late-30s.
December 4: (1596) Hattori Hanzo is slain by a rival ninja clan.
December 4: (1695) Captain Kidd’s vessel Adventure Galley is christened.
December 5: Day of the Ninja is held annually. more info
December 10: (1718) Captain Stede Bonnet was hanged for piracy. He was in his early-40s.
December 28: (1964) The Samurai first aired on Australian television. The series is noted as having started “Ninjamania” in Australia.
For some ideas for pirate and ninja events, see the PvN Events section.
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