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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.
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NBC orders Blackbeard adventure series

NBC orders Blackbeard adventure series

NEW YORK, May 15 (UPI) -- NBC says it has ordered a new pirate action-adventure series from Neil Cross, the creator of the contemporary British police drama, "Luther."

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008.
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New pirates terrorize oil-trade routes from Middle East

New pirates terrorize oil-trade routes from Middle East

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Piracy is back. And in a big way. The heirs of Blackbeard -- 18th century Caribbean pirate Edward Teach -- and Anne Bonny are alive and well on the Somali main, looting the great ships of the world.
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DreamWorks planning Blackbeard bio-pic

DreamWorks planning Blackbeard bio-pic

LOS ANGELES, May 20 (UPI) -- DreamWorks reportedly is planning a big-screen biography of British buccaneer Edward Teach, better known as the pirate Blackbeard.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006.
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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2005 with 39 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Nov. 22, the 327th day of 2004 with 39 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2003 with 39 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2002 with 39 to follow.
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Edward Teach or Edward Thatch (c. 1680 – November 22, 1718), better known as Blackbeard, was a notorious English pirate operating in the Caribbean Sea and western Atlantic during the early 18th century, a period referred to as the Golden Age of Piracy. His best known vessel was the Queen Anne's Revenge, which is believed to have run aground near Beaufort Inlet in the Inner Banks of North Carolina in 1718.

Blackbeard often fought, or simply showed himself, wearing a big feathered tricorn, and having multiple swords, knives, and pistols at his disposal. In A General Historie of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pyrates, it was reported that, during battle, he wore lit matches woven into his enormous black beard to intimidate his enemies. Blackbeard is often regarded as the archetypal image of the seafaring pirate.

Little is known about Blackbeard's early life. Most likely, he was born around 1680 in the British port town of Bristol. It has been suggested that his father was also a sailor aboard privateers in the waters off Port Royal in Jamaica, during the War of the Grand Alliance from 1688 to 1697.

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