Explorers
Exploration is the act of searching for the purpose of discovery of information or resources. Exploration occurs in all non-sessile animal species, including humans. In human history, its most dramati...
Indigenous Peoples' Day Gains Momentum As A Replacement For Columbus Day
Denver, where Columbus Day was first celebrated about 100 years ago, now permanently recognizes Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Was Magellan The First Person To Circumnavigate The Globe?
The Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan is often credited as being the first person to have circumnavigated the globe, but the reality of his journey is a bit more complicated.
10 Things You May Not Know About Francis Drake
On April 4, 1581, a few months after he completed a daring circumnavigation of the globe, the British navigator Francis Drake was knighted by Queen Elizabeth I during a ceremony aboard his flagship Go...
Treasures Found Within Very Valuable Viking Hoard Finally Revealed
Around the time the Irish were stamping out the Viking presence in their country, local lore says the Scots and Vikings also fought a battle near Galloway, Scotland.
12 Unusual Underwater Discoveries
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History’s Great Romantics
From poets and presidents to kings and courtesans, history is filled with great romances and timeless love stories. This Valentine's Day, discover some of history's most famous tales of love and loss....
Why was a 9th century Viking woman buried with a ring that says ‘for Allah’ on it?
In the modern-era, Scandinavian countries have become known for their sometimes awkward embrace of migrants from the Arab and Muslim world. But the history behind that relationship goes back far furth...
Magellan Reaches The Pacific - Nov 28 1520
On this day in History, Magellan reaches the Pacific on Nov 28, 1520. After sailing through the dangerous straits below South America that now bear his name, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan en...
Did Columbus Bring Syphilis to Europe? New Study Says Yes
When Columbus returned to Europe from his voyage to America, he and his crew brought news that would reshape the world. And according to recent research, they very likely brought back something else.
The Fantastic Story of a Kidnapped Transylvanian Girl
Born Florence von Szasz in Transylvania she was kidnapped and raised in a harem in the Ottoman Empire, then put up for auction in 1859 where Sam Baker, a wealthy English adventurer and explorer, who h...
Neil Armstrong: On The Moon We Were Ordered By ALIENS To 'move Away'
Here are the statements by the former astronautProfessor What really happened out of Apollo 11Armstrong An amazing thing, even though we have always known of this possibility
Lawrence Of Arabia Dies - May 19, 1935
T.E. Lawrence, known to the world as Lawrence of Arabia, dies as a retired Royal Air Force mechanic living under an assumed name. The legendary war hero, author, and archaeological scholar succumbed t...
6 Explorers Who Disappeared — HISTORY Lists
For every Christopher Columbus or Vasco da Gama, there were other adventurers who were seemingly swallowed by the vastness of the oceans, jungles and deserts they tried to explore. Many of these vanis...
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Why This Woman Signed Up For A One Way Ticket To Mars
If you had the opportunity to be the first human to set foot on Mars (and to get a guaranteed spot in every history book EVER), would you do it? What if you had to walk away from your entire life — ev...
Roald Amundsen
Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen ([ˈɾuːɑl ˈɑmʉnsən]; 16 July 1872 – c. 18 June 1928) was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions. He led the Antarctic expedition (1910–12) that was the first to r...
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Neil Armstrong
Neil Alden Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012) was an American astronaut and the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also an aerospace engineer, naval aviator, test pilot, and univ...
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Vasco de Balboa
Vasco Núñez de Balboa (c. 1475 – around January 12–21, 1519) was a Spanish explorer, governor, and conquistador. He is best known for having crossed the Isthmus of Panama to the Pacific...
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Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus (Italian: Cristoforo Colombo; Spanish: Cristóbal Colón; Portuguese: Cristóvão Colombo; born between 31 October 1450 and 30 October 1451, died 20 May 1506) was an Itali...
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James Cook
Captain James Cook, FRS, RN (7 November 1728 – 14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland ...
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Hernando Cortes
Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro, 1st Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca ([erˈnaŋ korˈtes ðe monˈroj i piˈθaro]; 1485 – December 2, 1547) was a Spanish Conquistador who led an expedition that caused the...
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Sir Francis Drake
Sir Francis Drake, vice admiral (c. 1540 – 27 January 1596) was an English sea captain, privateer, navigator, slaver, and politician of the Elizabethan era. Drake carried out the second cir...
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Yuri Gagarin
Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (Russian: Ю́рий Алексе́евич Гага́рин; [ˈjʉrʲɪj ɐlʲɪˈksʲejɪvʲɪtɕ ɡɐˈɡarʲɪn]; 9 March 1934 – 27 March 1968) was a Russian-Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human...
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Vasco da Gama
Dom Vasco da Gama, 1st Count of Vidigueira, ([ˈvaʃku ðɐ ˈɣɐmɐ]) (c. 1460s – 23 December 1524) was a Portuguese explorer. He was the first European to reach India by sea, linking Europe and Asia for th...
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Sir Edmund Hillary
Sir Edmund Percival Hillary KG ONZ KBE (20 July 1919 – 11 January 2008) was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. On 29 May 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Te...
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Alexander von Humboldt
Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt ( listen ; September 14, 1769 – May 6, 1859) was a Prussian geographer, naturalist, and explorer, and the younger brother of the Prussian mi...
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David Livingstone
David Livingstone (19 March 1813 – 1 May 1873) was a Scottish Congregationalist pioneer medical missionary with the London Missionary Society and an explorer in Africa. His meeting with H. M. Stanley...
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Ferdinand Magellan
Ferdinand Magellan (/məˈɡɛlən/ or /məˈdʒɛlən/; Portuguese: Fernão de Magalhães, [fɨɾˈnɐ̃w ðɨ mɐɣɐˈʎɐ̃jʃ]; Spanish: Fernando de Magallanes, [ferˈnando ðe maɣaˈʎanes]; c. 1480 – 27 April 1521) w...
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Fridtjof Nansen
Fridtjof Nansen (/ˈfrɪd.tjɒf ˈnænsən/ FRID-choff NAN-sən; 10 October 1861 – 13 May 1930) was a Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. In his youth a cham...
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