August 3, 1492: Columbus Sails the Ocean Blue On this day in 1492, explorer and navigator Christopher Columbus embarked on his first of four voyages to the “New World” of the Americas (or what he believed to be Asia) with three ships: the Santa Maria, the Pinta, and the Santa Clara – nicknamed the Niña.
Marie Curie's experimental notebook - which after almost a hundred years, is still incredibly radioactive! All of her notes and books can only be handled safely using radiation gear and are stored in lead lined boxes.
On this day 27th October,1728 the birth of Captain James Cook, English naval officer and one of the greatest navigators in history. His voyages in the Endeavour led to the European discovery of Australia, New Zealand and the Hawaiian Islands. Thanks to Cook's understanding of diet, not member of the crew ever died of scurvy, the great killer on other voyages. In his youth he was apprenticed to a ship owner in Whitby.
Details about WWII Silver Star Holding War Dog "Chips" Returns Home to US Original Press Photo
One of the few photographs of Lincoln inside the White House was taken in this room by Matthew Brady in 1864. It was not until after the renovation of the White House undertaken during the Truman administration that this room became so exclusively associated with Lincoln.