Take on the arctic by land… A Canadian thing Eh!

In 1770-72, while employed by the Hudson's Bay Company, Samuel Hearne, an English Canadian was sent on an exposition North to see if he could find a path to Asia. Continue reading

Repatriation of African Slaves

The repatriation of freed African slaves back to Africa began in 1787 sailing from Portsmouth, England when they returned to Sierra Leone, Africa Continue reading

African Slave Refuge Founded in Sierra Leone

African refuge for former slaves was Freetown, Sierra Leone, founded in 1787 by the English social activist Granville Sharp, who had helped to bring about the abolition of slavery in Britain in 1772. Continue reading

Androids Created in 1772

Inventors Henri Louis Jaquet-Droz and his son designed and built androids capable of completing a variety of tasks Continue reading