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Sunday, March 21, 2010
September 23, 1779
On this date Captain John Paul Jones, commanding the USS Bonhomme Richard, famously told the British captain who demanded his surrender:
"I have not yet begun to fight!"
An interesting fact about this incident - the reason that the British (eventually) surrendered was not because they were outgunned. Rather, the HMS Serapis was forced to concede to the Americans because the ships were tied together.