Captain Jack Sparrow is a fictional character portrayed by Johnny Depp,
introduced in the film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black
Pearl (2003). He appears in the back-to-back sequels, Dead Man's Chest
(2006) and At World's End (2007), as well as in a future film, On
Stranger Tides (2011). He is the main protagonist in all the films. He
is also the subject of a children's book series, Pirates of the
Caribbean: Jack Sparrow, which chronicles his teenage years, and the
character's image was introduced into the theme park ride that inspired
the films when it was revamped in 2006. The character has also appeared
in numerous video games. Sparrow is one of the Brethren Court, the
Pirate Lords of the Caribbean Sea and can be treacherous, surviving
mostly by using wit and negotiation rather than weapons and force;
although he will fight if necessary, he tries to flee most dangerous
situations. Sparrow is introduced seeking to regain his ship, the Black
Pearl from his mutinous first mate Hector Barbossa, and attempts to
escape his blood debt to the legendary Davy Jones while battling the
East India Trading Co.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
In the decisive battle in the First War of Scottish Independence,
Scottish forces led by Robert the Bruce defeated English troops under
Edward II near Bannockburn, Scotland.
Napoleonic Wars: The French Grande Armée under Napoleon crossed the
Neman River, marking the start of their invasion of Russia.
"O Canada", today the national anthem of Canada, was first performed in
Quebec City, Quebec, during a Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day banquet.
Cold War: The Soviet Union blocked access to the American, British, and
French sectors of Berlin, cutting off all rail and road routes going
into Soviet-controlled territory in Germany.
A United States Air Force B-52 Stratofortress based at Fairchild Air
Force Base in Spokane County, Washington, US, crashed, killing all four
crew members , and later providing a case study on the importance of
compliance with safety regulations.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
In a diffident manner; without confidence in oneself
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Guilt, n. The condition of one who is known to have committed an
indiscretion, as distinguished from the state of him who has covered
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