First Barbary War ends in American victory 210 years ago today (June 10 1805)


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(Monday, June 10, 1805; during the First Barbary War) — The First Barbary War, the first of two Barbary Wars between the United States and the four North African states known collectively as the Barbary States to battle pirates seizing American merchant ships and holding the crews for ransom, ended today when Yusuf Karamanli, the best-known Pasha of the Karamanli dynasty of Tripolitania (in present-day Libya) signed a treaty ending hostilities.

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