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.

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.

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.

The only preserved photograph of Lincoln in death. Taken  24 April 1865, by Jeremiah Gurney, Jr., City Hall, Manhattan, NY.

The only preserved photograph of Lincoln in death. Taken 24 April 1865, by Jeremiah Gurney, Jr., City Hall, Manhattan, NY.

Daguerrotype of a young Abraham Lincoln looking most unlike the image of him I hold in my head.

Daguerrotype of a young Abraham Lincoln looking most unlike the image of him I hold in my head.

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.

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.

1945- War dog "Chips", the only animal to hold the Silver Star, is greeted by his family after return to U.S. He was decorated for heroism in the invasion of Sicily.

Details about WWII Silver Star Holding War Dog "Chips" Returns Home to US Original Press Photo

1945- War dog "Chips", the only animal to hold the Silver Star, is greeted by his family after return to U.S. He was decorated for heroism in the invasion of Sicily.

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.

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.

Pinterest
Search