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date: 24 Nov
Abel Tasman Sights a New Island South of Australia     -  24thNovember 1642  -     Born in Lutjegast, Netherlands, around 1603, Tasman worked for the Dutch East India Company on anti-smuggling raids and other marine exercises before receiving his...
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date: 07 Nov
Dr. David Livingstone meets Henry Morton Stanley     -  10th November 1871 – Modern day Tanzania  -       I did not know how he would receive me; so I did what cowardice and false pride suggested was the best thing, - walked deliberately to him,...
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  • 19th Century
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date: 01 May
The Discovery of the Body of George Mallory   -  1st May 1999  –     “If you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself...
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date: 10 Aug
The foundations of Flamsteed House, The Royal Observatory, were laid     -  August 10th 1675  -     In the Seventeenth Century countries and their navies were increasingly sailing the seas in search of new lands, trade, exploration and mapping.  No...
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date: 05 Aug
The Mayflower Sets Sail for the New World  -  August 5th 1620  -     The religious turmoil of sixteenth century Britain, the split from Rome under Henry VIII’s Act of Supremacy in 1535, the establishment of the Church of England under Henry, then...
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  • American History
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