1884 – Born in Stavanger, South West Norway. Lutheran bishop. 1937 – After some years as a teacher, pastor, and prison chaplain, he became Bishop of Tromsø and then Bishop of Oslo and Primate of the Norwegian Church. 1941 – He led the Church’s opposition to the Quisling government, and was imprisoned. 1950 – He ..
1697 – Born on April 23rd in Colwich, Staffordshire, England. Admiral George Anson was the first and last Lord Anson. – He was baptized on May 21st in Colwich, Staffordshire. 1711-1712 – Anson gained the rank of Midshipman on February 2nd, in the service of the Royal Navy. 1724 – He gained the ..
1872 – Born on July 16th in Borge, Østfold, Norway. Norwegian Arctic and Antarctic explorer. 1895 – After two years as a medical student at Oslo University, he went to sea in a sealer to East Greenland, obtaining his mate’s certificate. 1897 – He joined the Belgian Antarctic Expedition as first mate of Belgica. 1900 ..
1564 – Adams was born in Gillingham, Kent, England on September 24, 1564. 1576 – Became an apprenticed to Nicholas Diggins, a shipyard owner, at Limehouse. 1588 – Served in the Royal Navy under Sir Francis Drake as the master commander of the resupply ship. 1598 – Became a pilot major at the age of ..
1873 – Born on January 29; birth of an Italian explorer and naval officer 1870-1873 – Was the son of Amadeus, king of Spain, prince of Savoy-Aosta, and a cousin of Victor Emmanuel III, king of Italy 1897 – First to climb Mount St. Elias in Alaska 1899 – Led a polar ..