FLW: lyricist feels he had lived for nothing

Famous Last Words Lorenz Hart New York, New York November 22, 1943 "What have I lived for?" Hart was a lyricist who wrote numerous hit songs including "Blue Moon" and "My Funny Valentine." Hart wrestled with depression, alcoholism, and homosexuality during an era that was merciless towards gay people, and the death of his mother…

Death of Blackbeard the pirate

November 22, 1718 Ocracoke, Province of North Carolina Edward Teach, best known as Blackbeard, is killed in battle Blackbeard's ship had been overtaken by the Royal Navy led by Lieutenant Robert Maynard. The pirates were out-trained and slightly out-numbered and so were doomed from the start. After an intense fight between Blackbeard and Maynard, including…