1525 – Born on September 25th in Northam, Devon. English navigator. 1553 – Under the direction of Richard Chancellor he was master of the Edward Bonaventure, the first ship to round North Cape and reach Russia by the arctic route, and the only ship to return safely from the expedition. 1556 – Borough in a ..
1734 – Born on 2nd of November in Berks County, Pennsylvania. He was a American frontiersman and legendary hero who helped blaze a trail through Cumberland Gap, a notch in the Appalachian Mountains near the juncture of Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky. 1755 – Participated in Edward Braddock’s attack on Fort Duquesne. 1767 – ..
1796 – He was born on the 14th of April in Paris or nearby, Fr. 1803 – Bonneville moved with his family to the United States. 1815 – He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. 1821 – He was assigned to Fort Smith. 1832 – He obtaining and leave from the army ..
1618 – Thomas Blood was born in County Clare in Ireland. 1660 – The monarchy was restored, these grants were cancelled, and he lost most of his income. Conspired to kidnap James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, and the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. 1670 – He tried to abduct Butler again, but ..
1680 – Born – Bristol, England 1700 – Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard The Pirate, was probably born somewhere near Bristol, England. Little is known of his early life – except that he went to sea as a young man. As a privateer (legalized pirate) during the War of the Spanish Succession ..
1861 – Vitus Jonassen Bering was born in Horsens, Denmark. Danish-Russian Arctic navigator whose exploration of the Bering Strait and Alaska prepared the way for a Russian foothold on the North American continent. 1703 – He joined the Russian Navy and served in the Baltic Fleet during the Great Northern War. 1710-1712 – Served in ..
German adventurer and soldier 1480 – Götz von Berlichingen was born at the Jagsthausen Castle in Württemberg. 1497 – Entered the service of Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach. 1498 – Fought in the armies of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I. 1508 – Berlichingen and his company fought for Albert IV, Duke ..
1798 – Born in April 26th in Virginia. American mountain man who lived for an extended period among the Indians. 1810 – His father took him to Louisiana Territory and eventually to St. Louis and there apparently manumitted him, for he was thereafter regarded as a “free Negro”. 1823 – Beckwourth signed on as a ..
American naturalist, explorer, and author 1877 – Born on the 29th of July in Brooklyn, New York. 1899-1852 – Became curator of ornithology for the New York Zoological Society. 1905-1918 – Wrote the book Two Bird-Lovers in Mexico (1905); The Bird (1906); The Log of the Sun (1906); Our Search for a Wilderness (1910); Tropical ..
1459 – Born at Nuremberg on the 6th of October. 1484-1485 – He claimed to have accompanied Diogo Cao in his second expedition to West Africa. 1486 – On his return from his West African exploration to Lisbon he was knighted by King John, who afterwards employed him in various capacities; but, from the time ..