#On This Day – Accidents
Friday, November 9th, 2018
William Bligh was born 9 September 1754. Perhaps best known for being the victim of not just one mutiny, on board HMS Bounty in 1789, but also of the Rum Rebellion in Australia where Bligh was Governor in 1808. Bligh would eventually go on to become vice admiral of the blue in 1814.
But what connects a mutiny in 1797, topmen, Thomas Tussler’s poem written in 1573, Tufty Fluffytail, and the Wellington Pit disaster in 1910?
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