On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1717

Historical Events


<b>Pirate</b> AttackPirate Attack

English pirate Blackbeard ransacks the merchant sloop "Margaret" and keeps her captain, Henry Bostock prisoner for 8 hours before releasing him. Bostock later provides 1st record of Blackbeard's appearance, and the source for his name

Pirate Blackbeard
Pirate
Blackbeard

1717 Highlights

About December 5, 1717

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 302 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius