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Merchant - Notable Historical Events

BlackbeardNov 28, 1717

Booker T. WashingtonSep 29, 1940

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Merchant - Historical Events
Date Event
1598-05-01

Jacob van Neck's merchant fleet departs for Java

1598-11-25

Jacob Cornelius van Neck's merchant fleet reaches Bantam West-Java on second Dutch expedition to Indonesia

1599-07-19

Jacob van Necks merchant fleet leaves Java

1613-01-24

Amsterdam merchant Hans Bontemantel baptized

1666-08-09

Rear Admiral Robert Holmes leads a raid on the Dutch island of Terschelling, destroying 150 merchant ships in the Vlie estuary, and pillaging the town of West-Terschelling, an act later known as "Holmes's Bonfire".

1717-11-28

Blackbeard attacks a French merchant vessel called "La Concorde", which he would capture and rename as the "Queen Anne's Revenge"

1717-12-05

Blackbeard ransacks the merchant sloop "Margaret" and keeps her captain, Henry Bostock, prisoner for 8 hours before releasing him. Bostock would later provide the first recorded of Blackbeard's appearance, with specific reference to his "very black beard", providing the source for his name

1771-10-09

The Dutch merchant ship Vrouw Maria sinks near the coast of Finland.

1779-12-31

English fleet beat Dutch Merchant vessels

1853-09-11

1st electric telegraph used (Merchant's Exchange to Pt Lobos)

1859-10-25

Merchant vessel Royal Charter runs aground at Liverpool, 459 die

1861-01-09

A Union merchant ship, the Star of the West, is fired upon as it tries to deliver supplies to Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina

1864-06-01

Confederate cruiser Georgia sold to a British merchant in Liverpool.

1914-09-02

The US Treasury Department establishes the Bureau of War Risk Insurance to provide up to $5 million worth of insurance for merchant ships and their crews

1914-12-26

The US Government protests British interference with American merchant ships at sea, but this same day the German announce they will treat food as contraband, subject to seizure; this will weaken America's protest

1915-02-10

US President Wilson protests to Britain on the use of US flags on British merchant ships to deceive the Germans

1915-03-25

German U boat torpedoes Neth merchant ship Medea

1915-04-14

Dutch merchant navy ship Katwijk sunk by Germany torpedo

1916-02-11

Germany and Austria-Hungary notify the US that they will sink any armed merchant ships starting on 1 March

1916-02-16

The US rejects the right of Germany and Austria-Hungary to sink armed merchant ships

1916-03-15

Dutch merchant ship Tubantia torpedoed by German submarine & sinks in North Sea

1916-10-07

The German submarine U-53 arrives off Newport, Rhode Island, and sinks 9 British merchant ships in international waters

1917-01-31

Germany notifies US that U-boats will attack neutral merchant ship

1928-05-22

US Congress accept Jones-White Merchant Naval Act

1940-02-14

British merchant vessel fleet is armed

1940-09-29

1st US merchant ship "Booker T. Washington" commanded by a black captain (Hugh Mulzac), launched at Wilmington Delaware

1942-04-11

Distinguished Service Medal for Merchant Marines authorized

1951-11-04

Vijay Merchant scores 154 v England in his last Test Cricket innings

1959-07-21

1st nuclear powered merchant ship, NS Savannah, named, Camden NJ

1975-05-12

US merchant ship Mayaguez seized by Cambodian forces

1976-12-14

Oil tanker Argo Merchant runs aground on the Nantucket Shoals, spilling 7.6 million US gallons (29,000 m3) of No. 6 fuel oil

1976-12-15

Argo Merchant tanker off Massachusetts' SE coast, spills 7.6 m gallons of crude when ship ran aground

2016-04-17

Greek Coast Guard Says Merchant Vessel Rescues 41 Migrants

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Merchant - Notable Birthdays

John HancockJan 23, 1737

Merchant - Birthdays
Date Event
1459-03-06

Jacob Fugger, German banker/merchant

1502-01-10

Hendrik Niclaes, German/Dutch merchant/cult leader (Children of God)

1515-07-21

St Philippus Nerius, [Philippo Neri], Italian merchant/priest

1535-07-09

Emanuel van Meteren, Southern Neth, merchant/historian

1549-12-01

Johan van der Veeken, merchant/co-founder (VOC)

1636-11-02

Edward Colston, English merchant and philanthropist (d. 1721)

1655-06-26

Jean Deutz, merchant/Amsterdam regent

1660-02-15

Frans Anneessens, Belgian merchant/dean of artisans

1679-03-18

Matthew Decker, English merchant and writer (d. 1759)

1693-02-04

George Lillo, bourgeois English dramatist (London Merchant)

1697-09-06

Willem Gideon Deutz, Amsterdam regent/banker/merchant

1701-03-18

Niclas Sahlgren, Swedish merchant and philanthropist (d. 1776)

1702-03-25

Pieter Teyler Van der Hulst, Dutch silk merchant (Teyler's Museum)

1709-10-25

John Wagenaar, Amsterdam merchant/historian, baptised

1719-01-17

William Vernon, American merchant (d. 1806)

1729-05-25

Jean de Neufville, Dutch/US merchant (started 4th English war)

1730-01-14

William Whipple, merchant/judge (Declaration of Independence signer)

1730-01-23

Joseph Hewes, US merchant (Declaration of Independence signer)

1731-04-08

William Williams, US merchant (signed Decl of Independence)

1734-01-31

Robert Morris, merchant (signed Declaration of Independence)

1737-01-23

John Hancock, merchant/statesman, (1st to sign Declaration of Independence), (d. 1793), [o.s. 1936-01-12]

1738-12-26

Thomas Nelson, merchant, signer of Declaration of Independence

1739-03-16

George Clymer, US merchant (signed Decl of Ind, Constitution)

1740-04-18

Francis Baring, banker/merchant

1756-11-04

Anthony van Hoboken, Rotterdam merchant/ship owner

1759-01-17

Paul Cuffe, Mass, merchant/shipbuilder/black nationalist

1795-01-15

Willem de Clerq, Dutch merchant/man of letters

1795-02-18

George Peabody, South Danvers Mass, merchant/philanthropist

1801-02-07

John Rylands, England, merchant/philanthropist

1812-04-26

Alfred Krupp, German arms merchant

1813-04-14

Junius S Morgan, US, merchant/philanthropist (Metro Museum of Art)

1813-12-10

Zachariah Chandler, US, merchant/politician (found Republican Party)

1838-07-11

John Wanamaker, merchant (Wanamakers Dept Store)

1840-08-28

Alexander Cameron Sim, Scottish merchant (d. 1900)

1845-05-07

Jacob van Stolk Azn, timber merchant/art collector

1849-10-06

Basil Zaharoff, arms dealer, "merchant of death"

1853-07-05

Cecil John Rhodes, South Africa, politician/diamond merchant

1860-09-03

Edward Albert Filene, merchant, established US credit union movement

1867-07-31

Sebastian S. Kresge, American merchant and philanthropist (d. 1966)

1871-09-21

Ernst Heldring, Dutch merchant/ship owner/financier

1872-03-11

Abraham van Stolk Jzn, lumber merchant/art collector

1874-12-04

Jean H L Bossard, actor/impresario (Merchant of Venice)

1885-9-11

Walter West, The Merchant of Venice

1901-03-02

Willem Bruynzeel, Dutch timber-merchant

1911-10-12

Vijay Merchant, cricketer (all-time great Indian batsman)

1915-01-23

Dan Sonney, The Flesh Merchant

1919-06-08

Max Jacoby, The Merchant of Venice

1919-10-03

Boyd Bradfield Upchurch, [John Boyd], US, sci-fi author (IQ Merchant)

1920-9-04

Wayne Winton, The Flesh Merchant

1926-11-27

Jirí Vala, The Treasure of a Byzantine Merchant

1926-12-06

Martti Katajisto, The Doll Merchant

1929-07-22

Vivien Merchant, Manchester England, actress (Under Milk Wood)

1929-07-22

Vivien Merchant, Frenzy

1930-08-07

Alan Howard, The Death Merchant

1930-10-24

Raj Bagri, Indies/British merchant in metal

1930-11-02

Václav Erben, The Treasure of a Byzantine Merchant

1931-02-11

Larry Merchant, author/boxing commentator (Showtime)

1931-02-11

Larry Merchant, Grudge Match

1933-04-22

Robin Hutton, merchant banker

1936-12-25

Ismail Merchant, Bombay India, producer (Householder)

1936-12-25

Ismail Merchant, The Remains of the Day

1938-04-30

Alan Helm, The Merchant of Venice

1940-02-10

Jimmy Merchant, New York City, New York, American rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & Teenagers-Why Do Fools)

1940-02-10

Jimmy Merchant, Why Do Fools Fall in Love

1940-03-15

Hans Hirschmüller, The Merchant of Four Seasons

1942-05-20

Simon Keswick, British financier/merchant (Hong Kong)

1945-11-15

Cathie Merchant, The Haunted Palace

1948-08-22

Peter James, The Merchant of Venice

1951-01-02

Piers Merchant, The 50 Greatest Kisses

1957-10-18

Leslie Ann Tristano, The Flesh Merchant

1960-05-17

Barry Navidi, The Merchant of Venice

1963-10-26

Natalie Merchant, US singer/songwriter (10,000 Maniacs)

1963-10-26

Natalie Merchant, Cheaper by the Dozen

1964-03-10

Andrea Schober, The Merchant of Four Seasons

1964-07-27

Pete Maggi, The Merchant of Venice

1973-9-01

Graham Johnston, The Merchant of Venice

1974-11-24

Stephen Merchant, British comedian

1974-11-24

Stephen Merchant, The Office

1977-05-23

Patrick Hoffmann, The Merchant of Venice

1978-9-08

Lucilla Agosti, The Stone Merchant

1982-10-19

John Merchant, Iron Man 3

1987-03-04

Tamzin Merchant, Jane Eyre

1987-9-07

Ben Crawley, The Merchant of Venice

Merchant - Weddings
Date Event
1956-09-14

British playwright (Nobel prize for literature 2005) Harold Pinter (26) marries 1st wife actress Vivien Merchant (27)

Merchant - Notable Deaths

John HancockOct 8, 1793

Arthur RimbaudNov 10, 1891

Merchant - Deaths
Date Event
634-08-22

Abd Allah Abu Bekr, Arabic merchant/1st kalief of Islam, dies

1358-07-31

Etienne Marcel, French textile merchant/reformer/Boer leader, dies

1456-11-25

Jacques Coeur, French merchant/banker, dies in battle

1517-01-01

Hermann Vischer, the Younger, German bronze merchant, dies

1525-12-30

Jacob Fugger, German banker/merchant, dies at 66

1559-03-14

Jacques d'Auchy, Walloon baptist merchant, executed

1579-11-21

Thomas Gresham, English merchant and financier

1588-02-10

Joost Sybrantsz Buyck, Amsterdam merchant/regent, dies at about 82

1595-05-26

Philippus Nerius, [Filippo Neri], Italian merchant/saint, dies at 79

1612-01-04

Henry L Spieghel, Dutch merchant/writer, dies at 62

1612-04-18

Emanuel Van Meteren, merchant/historian, dies

1616-08-26

Johan van de Veeken, merchant/co-founder (VOC), dies at 66

1626-01-01

Cornelis Pieterse Hoft, Amsterdam merchant/regent, dies at 68

1629-09-21

John Pieterszoon Coen, merchant/gov-gen of East-Indies, dies at 42

1637-08-13

Dirck J Bas, Dutch merchant/regent/government leader (OIC), dies

1640-12-06

Matthijs Elsevier, Flemish/Dutch book publisher/merchant, dies at 75

1645-08-06

Lionel Cranfield, 1st Earl of Middlesex, English merchant (b. 1575)

1652-06-24

Andries Bicker, merchant/Amsterdam regent, dies at 65

1652-09-17

Bonaventura Elsevier, book publisher/merchant, dies at about 69

1653-05-10

John Bicker, ship builder/merchant/regent, dies at 61

1654-09-15

Cornelis Bicker, merchant/mayor of Amsterdam, dies at 61

1660-02-15

Klaas Geritsz Compaen, Dutch buccaneer/merchant, dies at 72

1688-06-08

Hans Bontemantel, Amsterdams merchant, buried

1704-01-21

Willem B Schepers, Dutch merchant/ship owner, dies at about 83

1708-09-06

Sir John Morden, English merchant and philanthropist (b. 1623)

1719-09-19

Frans Anneessens, Belgian merchant/lord of the manor, executed at 59

1719-11-19

Jean Deutz, minster of Heemskerk/merchant/Amsterdam regent, dies at 64

1721-10-11

Edward Colston, English merchant and philanthropist (b. 1636)

1722-04-22

Pieter Erberfeld, German/Thais merchant on Java, dies

1747-02-01

Jacobus E J Capitein, Dutch slave/vicar/merchant, dies

1753-07-17

Andre-Joseph Panckoucke, French book publisher/merchant, dies

1757-06-27

Willem Gideon Deutz, Amsterdam regent/banker/merchant, dies at 59

1765-11-30

George Glas, British merchant and adventurer (b. 1725)

1776-03-10

Niclas Sahlgren, Swedish merchant and philanthropist (b. 1701)

1778-06-12

Philip Livingston, American merchant (signed Declaration of Independance), dies at 62

1779-11-10

Joseph Hewes, US merchant/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 49

1785-11-28

William Whipple, merchant/judge/signer (US Declaration of Independence), dies at 55

1786-09-05

Jonas Hanway, English merchant, traveler, and philanthropist (b. 1712)

1787-08-13

Isaac de Pinto, merchant/lender/Dutch States-general, dies

1793-10-08

John Hancock, US merchant/statesman (Decl of Independence), dies at 56

1797-11-18

Jacques-Alexandre Laffon de Ladebat, French shipbuilder and merchant (b. 1719)

1800-04-18

Pieter Fouquet, art merchant (Atlas of Fouquet), dies

1802-12-31

Francis Lewis, Welsh/US merchant/signer (Decl of Ind), dies at 89

1806-12-22

William Vernon, American merchant (b. 1719)

1811-08-02

William Williams, US merchant/signer (Decl of Indep), dies at 80

1813-01-23

George Clymer, US merchant (signed Decl of Independence), dies at 73

1814-11-23

Elbridge Gerry, US merchant/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 70

1844-02-04

Willem de Clerq, Dutch merchant/literary, dies at 49

1850-01-14

Anthony van Hoboken, Rotterdam merchant/ship owner, dies at 93

1891-11-10

Arthur Rimbaud, French poet/arms merchant (Saison en Enfer), dies of a bone cancer at 37

1905-02-20

Jeremiah W. Farnham, American merchant captain

1905-06-13

Tippo-Tip, [Hamed ben Mohammed], Zanzibar merchant, dies at about 67

1917-07-12

Fournier, Swiss/French postage stamp merchant/forger, dies

1931-10-02

Thomas Johnstone Lipton, sportsman/merchant, dies

1940-03-10

Louis de Vries, Dutch actor (Merchant of Venice), dies at 68

1947-01-09

Lambertus Zijl, sculptor (Merchant Exchange-Amsterdam), dies at 80

1951-08-21

Constant Lambert, Merchant Seamen

1954-04-29

Ernst Heldring, Dutch merchant/ship owner/financier, dies at 82

1958-03-07

Walter West, The Merchant of Venice

1966-10-18

Sebastian S. Kresge, American merchant (Kmart) (b. 1867)

1982-10-03

Vivien Merchant, actress (Accident, Offense), dies at 53

1985-02-07

Uday Merchant, cricket (bro of Vijay, prolific scorer), dies

1987-10-27

Vijay Merchant, cricketer (Test average 47 72, 1st-class avg 71), dies

2000-01-24

Martti Katajisto, The Doll Merchant

2002-03-03

Dan Sonney, The Flesh Merchant

2003-03-06

Alan Howard, The Death Merchant

2003-04-19

Václav Erben, The Treasure of a Byzantine Merchant

2003-11-15

Jirí Vala, The Treasure of a Byzantine Merchant

2005-05-25

Ismail Merchant, The Remains of the Day

2009-03-15

Max Jacoby, The Merchant of Venice

2009-09-21

Piers Merchant, The 50 Greatest Kisses

2013-02-02

Cathie Merchant, The Haunted Palace


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