Tag Archives: explorers

TRIVIA TRAIL: COOK COTTAGE

Question: The famous English explorer, Captain James Cook, was born in Marton, Yorkshire, on November 7th, 1728, and grew up in Great Ayton, Yorkshire. Where is his parents’ house? Answer: Melbourne, Australia, transported there brick by brick (save one, which a local is said to have absconded with) in 1934. Cook never actually visited Melbourne, […]

HISTORY TIDBIT: WORLD’S OLDEST GLOBE

  The oldest globe in the world dates back to 1492, the year Columbus sailed the ocean blue to prove the world was round – like said globe. https://www.thevintagenews.com/2019/01/26/erdapfel/?fbclid=IwAR0KPRhXMh8leeRtSmNZd0YVfHnmVSbDLGHb-RgFClBJ2j2l9aVRFXjDOgE

TRIVIA TRAIL: SPOTTED ALONG THE WAY

Question: What was explorer George Vancouver actually looking for when he claimed Puget Sound & the surrounding area for Great Britain on June 4th, 1792? Answer: The Northwest Passage. Explorers tried to find this, some said, mythical, arctic sea corridor between Asia and Europe for three hundred years, with successful traversal of it finally going […]

HISTORIC FAILURES

The Scott Expedition at the South Pole: (l-r, standing) Captain Lawrence Oates, Captain Robert Falcon Scott, and Petty Officer Edgar Evans, (l-r, seated) Lieutenant Henry Bowers and naturalist, Edward Wilson. History isn’t always made by the successful. Those who fail at their appointed task sometimes get into the history book too. One example is the […]

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