Friday, June 10, 2011

On June 10

On this day in ...
... 1805, a 4-years-long conflict known as the 1st Barbary War or the Tripolitan War came to an end. (credit for drawing of 1803 battle) Yussif Karamanli, the Pasha of Tripoli, signed a treaty ending hostilities with the United States in land and of waters of what's now called Libya. Article 2 of the Treaty called for the exchange of captured nationals and the U.S. payment to Tripoli of $6,000, "for the difference between the Prisoners herein."

(Prior June 10 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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