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

Canadian fur trader reaches Pacific Coast

Leaving from Fort Chipewyan at Lake Athabasca (noa Alberta, Canada) following the Peace River, Parsnip River, Fraser River, along the Blackwater River and Bella Coola River, explorer and fur trader Alexander Machenzie, a Scottish born Canadian crossed the Rocky Mountains to reach what is now Dean Channel on the Pacific coast of British Colombia, Canada on July 22nd, 1793. Continue reading

English Settlement in Pettapoli, India

The first English settlement was founded on the coast of the Bay of Bengal, in Pettapoli, India in 1611. Continue reading

Spanish Conquistador Gonzalo Guerrero Becomes a Warrior

Spanish conquistador Gonzalo Guerrero was the first European to be accepted into the Mayan culture in Yucatan, Mexico in 1510. Continue reading

Icelandic Trader Was First to Find North America

Bjarni Herjolffson, a Icelandic trader first sighted North America during his travels between Iceland and Greenland in 986 CE. Continue reading

Mexican Use of European Glassmaking Techniques

European glassmaking techniques were brought to the Americas by Spanish Continue reading

Vasco Nunez de Balboa

Vasco Núñez de Balboa (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbasko ˈnuɲeθ ðe βalˈβo.a]; c. 1475 – around January 12–21, 1519) was a Spanish explorer, governor, and conquistador. Continue reading

First European Settlements in South America

Spanish explorer, Diego de Nicuesa founded the Nombre de Dios European settlement near Panama, South America settlement in 1510, Continue reading

Hungary Opens Electric Subway Train

The first 4 kilometre electric subway train was built in Budapest, Hungary in 1896. Continue reading

King Edward I of England

Edward I (17/18 June 1239 – 7 July 1307), also known as Edward Longshanks and the Hammer of the Scots (Latin: Malleus Scotorum), was King of England from 1272 to 1307. Before his accession to the throne, he was commonly referred to as The Lord Edward. Continue reading