Oct. 22, 1707: The British Royal Navy loses a major battle with Mother Nature. Four warships and more than 1,400 men are lost when the ships veer into the Scilly Rocks (at right) near England’s Cornwall Coast during a fierce storm.
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Oct. 18, 1851: "Moby-Dick," Herman Melville’s tale of an obsessive whaling captain who leads his crew to ruin, is published in London. The book is loosely based on the wreck of the whaleship Essex 31 years earlier.
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