In 1688, Jacques de Noyon reached Rainy Lake, and the next year possibly Lake of the Woods; on these journeys he heard garbled reports of the Winnipeg River and Lake Winnipeg. The following year, while on its way to retrieve the Nordenskjld party, the Antarctic was beset and destroyed by pack ice. It is also interesting for the drawing of the sea-cow, one of the very few authentic drawings of this curious animal, which has long been extinct, and is only known by these drawings.
Or if the natives had not been decimated by disease at precisely the moment of the Pilgrims’ arrival? What was the major achievement of Cook during his search for a north west passage? This point is driven home forcefully by Sverrir Jakobsson in �V�nland and Wishful Thinking: Medieval and Modern Fantasies,� an essay which appeared in Canadian Journal of History, XLVII: 3 (Winter 2012), pp. 493-514.
Made by PIERRE DESCELLIERS 1546, by order of Francis I. for the Dauphin (Henri II.) of France. In the sudden attack four of Cook's marines were also killed. How he overthrew the Persians and subdued an area as large as Europe in the space of twelve years reads like a romance rather than fact, and it is not for us to tell the story in detail. Swinging west to pick up westerly winds, da Gama rounded the Cape of Good Hope in three months, losing one ship in the process.
Without a guide he crossed the terrible barriers that stood between life and death, and in forty days from beginning the ascent the party was at Sutter's Fort on the Sacremento. Sir John Barrow, "the father of modern Arctic discovery," Secretary to the Admiralty, now decided to dispatch another expedition to forge this last link and to connect, if possible, the chain of all former discoveries. The exact location and name of the island where Columbus first made landfall is in dispute.
How could sailing masters find their way around on an endless sea pushed by capricious winds and unseen currents? In January of 1950, France established a small, temporary station in Terre Adlie, near where Dumont d'Urville had made his first landfall. (This base was later re-occupied for the International Geophysical Year.) And in 1954, Australia constructed its first base in East Antarctica. By 1670 this idea resulted, not in French exploitation of the scheme, but in the establishment of the Hudson’s Bay Company by the British.
Phobos 2 - USSR Phobos Flyby/Lander - 5,000 kg - (July 12, 1988) Phobos 2 arrived at Mars and was inserted into orbit on January 30, 1989. But when the Santa Maria ran aground, Columbus decided to return home. This annoyed his Greek countrymen, but, "as they admired his other virtues, they thought he might be suffered to please himself a little and enjoy his vanity." In the early sequences, the film presents an interesting take on the Algonquin Indians.
Christmas passed and the New Year of 1912 dawned. Likewise, just as Europeans were captured by Amerindians, others sought to join their liberal communities and loosen the reins of the stringent European religions. To date, all human exploitation of Antarctica has been for biological resources. Once on terra firma they seemed more at home, for they immediately began pawing the snow as they were wont to do in their far-away Manchurian home. April 12, 1961 - Vostok 1 is launched by the U.
The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. Dutch leaders founded The Dutch East India Company to help expand trade throughout the Indian Ocean. Six discoveries are made during the year; Geitungen and Salina in Norway, Tembakau and Berangan in Malaysia and two further discoveries in France and the Netherlands. Most Norse possessions haven’t preserved well; they were typically made from wood, which decayed, or iron, which either decayed or was melted down to make something else.
The small craft was stocked with scientific and communications equipment and photographed a ground level lunar panorama. He explains that the islands are called Canaria because they have so many large dogs (canes). The French were convinced that not far to the west lay the Mer de l’Ouest, believed to be a North American Mediterranean, connected to the Pacific by a strait (perhaps that which had been allegedly discovered on the Pacific coast by Juan de Fuca in 1592), and linked on its other shore with the rivers and lakes along which the French were advancing.
In France, Jean Froissart found that more accurate flights could be achieved by launching rockets through tubes. The value of Caracas lay not only in the fertile agricultural lands in its vicinity, but also in its accessibility, through the coastal range, to the seaport that would later become La Guaira. Herodotus makes some astounding statements about various parts of the world. Phase 2 is designed to integrate the Bunga Kekwa, Bunga Seroja and Bunga Raya fields to produce 40,000 bopd and 250 MMscfpd.