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* 1656 – Claude de Forbin, French naval commander ( d. 1733 )
From October 1784 to September 1786 he was employed by Nepean, who was in charge of the Secret Service relating to the Bourbon Powers, France and Spain, to spy on the French naval arsenals at Toulon and other ports.
The Alien and Sedition Acts were four bills passed in 1798 by the Federalists in the 5th United States Congress in the aftermath of the French Revolution and during an undeclared naval war with Britain and France, later known as the Quasi-War.
The Battle of the Nile ( also known as the Battle of Aboukir Bay, in French as the Bataille d ' Aboukir or in Egyptian Arabic as معركة أبي قير البحرية ) was a major naval battle fought between British and French fleets at Aboukir Bay on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt from 1 – 3 August 1798.
The battle was the climax of a naval campaign that had ranged across the Mediterranean during the previous three months, as a large French convoy sailed from Toulon to Alexandria, carrying an expeditionary force under General Napoleon Bonaparte.
He instructed his naval commander, Vice-Admiral François-Paul Brueys D ' Aigalliers, to anchor in Alexandria harbour, but naval surveyors reported that the channel into the harbour was too shallow and narrow for the larger ships of the French fleet.
The convention in naval warfare of the time was that ships of the line did not attack frigates when there were ships of equal size to engage, but in firing first French Captain Claude-Jean Martin had negated the rule and Saumarez waited until the frigate was at close range before replying.
On November 24, 1897, French naval authorities found three Americans on Clipperton working for the American Guano Company, who had raised the American flag on the island.
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The port of Djibouti functions as a small French naval facility, and the United States also has stationed hundreds of troops in Djibouti, its only African base, in an effort to counter terrorism in the region.
Throughout the year 1690, French naval ships from Pondicherry ravaged the coast in order to drive the English and the Dutch out of the East Indies but were unsuccessful.
In 1809 an Anglo-Portuguese naval squadron took French Guiana ( ousting governor Victor Hugues ) and gave it to the Portuguese in Brazil.
* 1778 – The United States Flag is formally recognized by a foreign naval vessel for the first time, when French Admiral Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte rendered a nine gun salute to USS Ranger, commanded by John Paul Jones.
* 1806 – Battle of San Domingo: British naval victory against the French in the Caribbean.
In 1702, the Dutch, who were interested in Shetland's herring fisheries, fought a naval battle against the French warships just off the island.
The Continental Army having been funded by $ 20, 000 in French gold, Washington delivered the final blow to the British in 1781, after a French naval victory allowed American and French forces to trap a British army in Virginia.
In 1697, d ' Iberville again commanded a French naval raid on York Factory.
The settlement of Yacanagua was burnt to the ground three times in its just over a century long existence as a Spanish settlement, first by French pirates in 1543, again on 27 May 1592 by a 110 strong landing party from a 4 ship English naval squadron led by Christopher Newport in his flagship Golden Dragon, who destroyed all 150 houses in the settlement, and finally by the Spanish themselves in 1605, for reasons set out below.
During a naval campaign of 1339, and again in 1377, the town was raided and burnt by the French, and seems then to have gone into a decline.

French and piece
A biting, pithy parable of the all-pervading hollowness of modern life, the piece has been set by Mlle Lagoon to a sumptuous score ( a single motif played over and over by four thousand French horns ) by existentialist hot-shot Jean-Paul Sartre.
Chabrier's little one-act operetta, presented yesterday afternoon at Town Hall, is a fragile, precious little piece, very French, not without wit and charm.
These may include a tire patch kit ( which, in turn, may contain any combination of a hand pump or CO < sub > 2 </ sub > Pump, tire levers, spare tubes, self-adhesive patches, or tube-patching material, an adhesive, a piece of sandpaper or a metal grater ( for roughing the tube surface to be patched ), and sometimes even a block of French chalk.
A bain-marie (; also known as a water bath in English,,, or ) is a French term for a piece of equipment used in science, industry, and cooking to heat materials gently and gradually to fixed temperatures, or to keep materials warm over a period of time.
In 1989, French composer Pascal Dusapin ( born 1955 ) wrote a solo piece called In et Out for double bass.
In 1674 the French West India Company was dissolved and Grenada became a French Colony rather than a piece of private property in the hands of Companies of Frenchmen.
His adaptation of a French operetta by Émile Jonas called The Two Harlequins opened the new Gaiety Theatre, London in 1868, together with his distant cousin, W. S. Gilbert's, Robert the Devil and another piece.
5 French francs Hercule de Dupré 1996 F346-2 obverse. jpg | Commemorative 5-franc piece ( 1996 ), Hercules in center
At one time, the word, " Engine " ( from Latin, via Old French, ingenium, " ability ") meant any piece of machinery — a sense that persists in expressions such as siege engine.
With the aid of French session musicians Barney Wilen, Pierre Michelot, and René Urtreger, and American drummer Kenny Clarke, he recorded the entire soundtrack with an innovative procedure, without relying on written material: starting from sparse indication of the harmony and a general feel of a given piece, the group played by watching the movie on a screen in front of them and improvising.
An exceptional piece of evidence for the use of microliths has been found in the excavations of the cave at Lascaux in the French Dordogne.
The piece was titled La Liberté éclairant le monde, the French version of the statue's announced name.
The piece, composed in 1787, was commissioned to mark the death of the wife of the French ambassador in St. Petersburg.
In one piece of good fortune, some French supply ships managed to depart France, eluding the British blockade of the French coast.
The siege is also notable for the first use of anti-aircraft artillery, a Krupp piece built specifically to shoot down the hot air balloons being used by the French as couriers.
Some surviving early medieval pieces depict the piece as a queen, and the word fers became grammatically feminized in several languages, for example alferza in Spanish and fierce or fierge in French, prior to its replacement with names such as reine or dame ( lady ).
As with English, most uncountable nouns are grammatically treated as singular, though some are plural, such as les mathématiques (" mathematics "), and some nouns that are uncountable in English are countable in French, such as une information (" a piece of information "), or une nouvelle (" a piece of news, a news item ").
Caroline's nephew, Duke Karl Friedrich, was later known to possess a blue diamond which was widely thought to be another piece of the French Blue.
Primary among these are the compasses, used for drawing simple arcs and circles, and the French curve, typically a piece of plastic with complex curves on it.
An exploit ( from the same word in the French language, meaning " achievement ", or " accomplishment ") is a piece of software, a chunk of data, or sequence of commands that take advantage of a software " bug " or " glitch " in order to cause unintended or unanticipated behavior to occur on computer software, hardware, or something electronic ( usually computerized ).
A kerchief ( from the French couvre-chef, " cover the head "; also Bandana ) is a triangular or square piece of cloth tied around the head or around the neck for protective or decorative purposes.

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