1603 – Born in Lutjegast, Neth. 1632-1633 – Tasman entered the service of the Dutch East India Company. 1634 – His first voyage of exploration to Ceram Island as captain of the Mocha. 1639 – He sailed under Commander Mathijs Hendrickszoon Quast on an expedition in search of the “islands of gold and silver” in ..
1795 – Born in Bengal, India on the 28th of April. 1827 – He became military secretary to the governor of New South Wales, Sir Ralph Darling. 1828–1829 – He led the first of his major expeditions, tracing the Macquarie, Bogan, and Castlereagh rivers and discovering the Darling River. 1828-1831 – He ..
1799 – Smith was born in Jericho, New York, (now known as Bainbridge) on January 6, His early New England ancestors include Thomas Bascom, constable of Northampton, Massachusetts, who came to America in 1634. Thomas Bascom was of Huguenot and French Basque ancestry. 1822-1830 – Jedediah Smith is best known in history for ..
US army officer and explorer. 1807 – Born on the 24th of April in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1825 – Graduated from the United States Military Academy and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the 2nd U.S. Artillery. 1838-1843 – Returned to West Point as an instructor and was appointed Commandant of Cadets as a first lieutenant. ..
1868 – Born on the 6th of June. A Royal Naval officer and Antartic explorer. 1901 – Scott commanded the National Antarctic Expedition in Discovery. 1902 – After his discovery expedition returned to Antartica. 1908 – He married Kathleen Bruce on the 14th of September. 1910 – He left London and commensed his 2nd polar ..
1585 – He was born this year in Norfolk, England. At the time, Spain held a virtual monopoly on the lucrative tobacco trade within Europe. Most Spanish colonies in the New World were located in southern climates more favorable to tobacco growth than the English settlements. 1607 – Jamestown had been established by an ..
1552 – He was born this year in the house of Hayes Barton, not far from Budleigh Salterton in Devon. 1568 – He was registered as an undergraduate at Oriel College, Oxford, but does not seem to have taken up residence. 1575 – He was registered at the Middle Temple. 1578 – ..
380 – Pytheas, probably born this year. He was a Greek merchant, geographer and explorer from the Greek colony Massilia (today Marseille, France). He is the first person on record to describe the Midnight Sun, the aurora and Polar ice, and the first to mention the name Britannia and Germanic tribes.He was one of the ..
1834 – Born on the 24th of March in Mount Morris, New York. 1830 – Had emigrated to the US from Shrewsbury, England. 1855 – He spent four months walking across Wisconsin. 1856 – He rowed the Mississippi from St. Anthony to the sea. 1857 – He rowed down the Ohio River from Pittsburgh to ..
1460 – Born in Tierra de Campos Palencia. 1493 – He began his career of exploration as part of Christopher Columbus’ second expedition to the New World. 1502 – He was in the West Indies as a captain serving under Nicolás de Ovando, governor of Hispaniola. 1508-1509 – Explored and settled that island, founding the ..