Charles Thompson was born in the town Gortede in Ireland on November 29, 1729. His father was John Thomson who was one of the most respectable men of Ulster. Charles was a Patriot leader during the American Revolution. He was the secretary of the Continental Congress of America through 15 years of its existence. Charles died in 1824.
Born in Coventry, England he entered naval apprenticeship as he became an adult and set out to do his own exploration for Her Majesty. For three years starting in 1877 he explored New Britain the largest island of Papua and New Guinea and, at the time, largely untouched by white men. In 1883 he recorded the local culture and geography in Wanderings in a Wild Country; Or, Three Years Amongst the Cannibals of New Britain. In this
He was born in Devonshire, England, and died in January 28, 1596 in Portobelo, Panama, when he was around 56 years of age. From 1577 to 1580, he circumnavigated the world, and was the second person to do that in a single expedition, but first one to complete the journey as a captain. He was considered the most renowned season of the time of Elizabethan era. Since he was a great sea captain, Elizabeth I awarded him a knighthood in 1581. He also defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588.
James Mchenry James Mchenry (November 16, 1753 – May 3, 1816) was one of the delegates next to Daniel Carroll, Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, Luther Martin, and John Francis Mercer who represented Maryland in the Constitutional Convention. He grew up in Ballymena, Ireland. He went to school in Dublin and later moved to Pennsylvania as a colonist when he was 18. 1 year later, his family immigrated to Pennsylvania with him. His dad and his brother started an import business.
A new stage began in june 1776 when general hoew and Admiral Lorde Howe sailed into New York harbor with the largest england had ever sent overseas. Bushnell overcame the limited techonolgy of his and built a one person, the turtle measured about 7 feet width. The turtle cleared the surface the operator ejected water with one hand pump. Bushnell had inserted small pieces of thick glass into the turtles top to allow the sunlight while the
Sojourner Truth Sojourner Truth was born under the name of Isabella Baumfree in 1797. She was one of twelve children born to Elizabeth and James Baumfree in Swartkill in Ulster County New York. Her Father was caught in Ghana and brought to America to become a slave. Her mother was the daughter of slaves from Guinea. Truth’s entire family was owned by Colonel Hardenberg and lived in his estate in Esopus New York.
He gained fame and fortune like other conquistadores. He employed what he learned in the military to subdue and control native peoples of the Caribbean. He was a Spanish explorer who went with Columbus on his second voyage. In the first 10 years of 1500 he built settlements in Hispaniola, which is now made up of the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, for a short time. There he heard of an island which made old people young again.
Jefferson Davis was born on June 3, 1808 in Christian County Kentucky. He was the tenth child of Samuel Davis and Jane Cook Davis. He was heavily influenced by oldest brother Joseph who made sure that he had a good education. He attended a state college in Kentucky before enrolling in the U.S. Military academy at West Point in 1824. He performed only adequately in school but came out 23rd in his class in 1828.
The Erie Canal is a canal in New York that runs 363 miles long from Albany to the Hudson RIver. It was built to give a water way from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. They started building the canal on July 4,1817 and it was first used on May 17,1821. The canal is now today 12 to 14 feet deep and 120 to 250 feet wide.In 1825 a grand celebration was held and the newly completed canal opened. It allowed boats that were up to 7 feet wide, 61 feet long and 3.5 feet of draft.
My husband had a friend named John but he went by " Captain John Smith" and the adventures were limitless with him. Let me tell you about the " New World" adventure as told by an insider. In 1606, King James I of England allowed some of us from The Virginia Company to look for land to establish a colony, led by Captain Christopher Newport, we set off the New World for riches and wealth. Three Boats the Godspeed, the Discovery, and the Susan Constant ready to set sail. We set sail in December of 1606 but took months to hit land.As the Ship got closer and closer to land fall; my anxiety began to climb.