1813 - He was born on the 19th of March in Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
1840 - She worked in Bechuanaland (now Botswana), but was unable to make inroads into South Africa because of Boer opposition.
1845 - He married Mary Moffat, daughter of Robert Moffat.
1852–1856 - He explored the African interior, and was the first European to see the Mosi-oa.
1858-1864 - He was appointed leader for the Zambezi Expedition.
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