1849 – John Wilson Danenhower, was born on the 30th of September in Chicago, Illinois. 1870 – He served in the European Squadron aboard both the Plymouth and the Juniata. Assigned to the Portsmouth surveying party in the North Pacific. 1875 – Assigned to the U.S. Naval Observatory. 1879 – He ..
1910 – Born in Saint André de Cubzac, Gironde on the 11th of June. 1930 – He entered French Navy. 1937 – On the 12th of July 1937, he married Simone Melchior. 1973 – Along with his two sons, and Frederick Hyman who was the first President, he created the Cousteau Society for the protection ..
Francisco Vásquez de CoronadoBorn 1510 ADDied 1554 at 54 years of age.Nationality SpanishCategories Conquistador, Explorer 1510 – Born in Spain.1535 – Went to Mexico with Antonio de Mendoza, the Viceroy of New Spain. Married Beatriz de Estrada.1539 – Sent Friar Marcos de Niza and Estevanico on expedition to find the legendary Seven Cities of ..
1728 – He was born this year. 1745 – He left home to be apprenticed in a grocery/haberdashery in the fishing village of Staithes. 1755 – He was offered command of this vessel, but within the month, he volunteered for service in the British Royal Navy. 1757 – He was quickly promoted ..
1774 – Born near Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia. Colter is credited with being the first white man to enter what is now Yellowstone National Park. American explorer, frontiersman, and trapper. 1803 – He was recruited by Captain Lewis at Maysville on October 15th, one of the “Nine young men from Kentucky” and a permanent member of ..
1451 – He was born between August and October in Genoa a seaport in Northern Italy. 1470 – He was in the service of René I of Anjou (Duke of Anjou Western France) in a Genoese ship, he was hired to support the attempt to conquer the Kingdom of Naples mainland of southern Italy. ..
1792 – Clark joined the United States army. 1795 – Lewis joined a rifle company where he met Clark for the first time. – Clark left the army. 1803 – Clark got Lewis’s letter asking him to join the journey. 1804 – The explorers reached what is now Yank, ..
1570 – Samuel de Chaplain, born in Brouage, France. He was the Founder of Quebec and father of New France. He was a navigator and geographer to the king, and suggested uniting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans by a canal through Nicaragua. 1603 – He visited Canada, and chose the site of Quebec for a ..
1491 – Jacques Cartier was born in Saint-Malo, a port on the north coast of the duchy of Brittany. 1532 – He become incorporated to France. 1520 – He also improved his social status by marrying Catherine des Granches, member of a leading ship-owning family. 1534 – He set sail hoping to discover a western ..
1476 – Cano, Juan Sebastian de was born. – He was a Spanish navigator, the first to circumnavigate the globe. – Under Magellan he commanded the Concepción and after Magellan’s death in the Philippines took command of the expedition. 1522 – From the Philippines to the Molucca islands Cano sailed new ..