Zheng He Created a Sea Chart

Admiral and diplomat Zheng He created the earliest known sea chart of the southern Asian and Indian waters during his seventh voyage in 1431-33. Continue reading

Zheng He Commands Exploration Voyage Around Asia

Zheng He, a Muslim-born officer in the service of Emperor Yongle commanded a Chinese voyage of exploration and diplomacy in 1405. Continue reading

Moses Rogers

Moses Rodgers, who was born into slavery in Missouri, came to California in 1849. He became prominent during the Gold Rush as a successful mining engineer, making a lucrative career excavating gold in mines he owned in Hornitos in Mariposa County. Continue reading

The Savannah Steamboat Crossed The Atlantic Ocean

The Savannah Steamboat, a 350-ton wooden craft designed by an American, Daniel Dod of Elizabeth, NJ, USA, and Continue reading

Steamboat Phoenix Makes Ocean Voyage

The Phoenix steamboat made an ocean voyage on June 10, 1809, while under the command of Moses Roger 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

Muawiyah I

Muawiyah I (Arabic: معاوية بن أبي سفيان‎, Muʿāwiyah ibn Abī Sufyān; 602 – 26 April 680) was the founder and first caliph of the Umayyad Caliphate. Continue reading

Founding of the Muslim Navy

Abd Allah ibn Sa'd ibn Abi Sarh, the governor of southern Egypt, founded the Muslim navy. Continue reading

Kayak’s Solo Crossing across the Gulf of Mexico

Arthur Hebert made the first solo crossing of the Gulf of Mexico in a 17-foot (5 metre) kayak. Continue reading

Guglielmo Marconi

Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi (/mɑːrˈkoʊni/; Italian: [ɡuʎˈʎɛlmo marˈkoːni]; 25 April 1874 – 20 July 1937) was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission and for his development of Marconi's law and a radio telegraph system. Continue reading