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born 1254    Marco Polo   
Marco Polo - biography.com
Exploring the Truth: 10 Facts on the Real Marco Polo
Biography: Marco Polo - YouTube
Marco Polo Explorer - YouTube
The Silk Road and Ancient Trade Crash Course World History #9 - YouTube
Marco Polo - Wikipedia
  1254 – January 8–9, 1324, a Venetian merchant traveller whose travels are recorded in Livres des merveilles du monde (Book of the Marvels of the World, also known as The Travels of Marco Polo, c. 1300), a book that introduced Europeans to Central Asia and China.
  He learned the mercantile trade from his father and uncle,
Niccolò and Maffeo, who travelled through Asia and met Kublai Khan. In 1269, they returned to Venice to meet Marco for the first time. The three of them embarked on an epic journey to Asia, returning after 24 years to find Venice at war with Genoa
; Marco was imprisoned and dictated his stories to a cellmate. ...
born September 23, 1215    Kublai Khan 
Kublai Khan
- biography.com
The Mongol Empire "Kublai Khan" History Channel - YouTube
Kublai Khan - Wikipedia 
September 23, 1215 – February 18, 1294, the fifth Khagan (Great Khan) of the Mongol Empire (Ikh Mongol Uls), reigning from 1260 to 1294 (although due to the division of the empire this was a nominal position). He also founded the Yuan dynasty in China as a conquest dynasty in 1271, and ruled as the first Yuan emperor until his death in 1294.
Kublai was ... a grandson of
Genghis Khan. ...
Dynasties in Chinese history - Wikipedia

11777 161013  Western contact with China began long before Marco Polo, experts say - BBC News
Discoveries May Rewrite History of China's Terra-Cotta Warriors  National Geographic

Vasco da Gama - Wikipedia  1460 or 1469 - December 23, 1524,
a Portuguese explorer. He was the first European to reach India by sea

15750 190810  500 years ago, Europeans set off to explore the world  France24, Aug. 10, 2019

14250 180427     Magellan killed in the Philippines - Apr 27, 1521 - HISTORY.com
Ferdinand Magellan - Wikipedia  c. 1480 – 27 April 1521, a
Portuguese explorer who organised the Spanish expedition to the East Indies from 1519 to 1522, resulting in the first circumnavigation of the Earth, completed by Juan Sebastián Elcano.

Aztec capital falls to Cortés - Aug 13, 1521 - HISTORY.com

Hernán Cortés - Wikipedia  Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro Altamirano, Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca; 1485 – December 2, 1547, a Spanish Conquistador who led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire and brought large portions of mainland Mexico under the rule of the King of Castile in the early 16th century. Cortés was part of the generation of Spanish colonizers who began the first phase of the Spanish colonization of the Americas. ...  

13887 180129    born c. 1540 - died January 28, 1596    Francis Drake
Francis Drake Biography - Biography
Sir Francis Drake Documentary - YouTube
Francis Drake - Wikipedia  c. 1540 – 28 January 1596, an English sea captain, slave trader, and privateer of the Elizabethan era. Drake carried out the second circumnavigation of the world in a single expedition, from 1577 to 1580, and was the first to complete the voyage as captain while leading the expedition throughout the entire circumnavigation.


born c. 1574     Samuel de Champlain  
Samuel de Champlain - Mini Biography - YouTube
Samuel de Champlain - Diplomat, Explorer - Biography.com

Samuel de Champlain - Wikipedia  on or before August 13, 1574 – December 25, 1635, "The Father of New France", was a French navigator, cartographer, draftsman, soldier, explorer, geographer, ethnologist, diplomat, and chronicler. He founded New France and Quebec City on July 3, 1608. He is important to Canadian history because he made the first accurate map of the coast and he helped establish the settlements.
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12023 161213  Tasman discovers New Zealand - Dec 13, 1642 - HISTORY.com
Abel Tasman | Dutch explorer and navigator | Britannica.com
Map of New Zealand - New Zealand Map, Geography of New Zealand Map Information - World Atlas

The World Factbook — Central Intelligence Agency  New Zealand
Welcome to Govt.nz | NZ Government
born 1603    Abel Tasman
Abel Tasman - Wikipedia 
Abel Janszoon Tasman, 1603 – 10 October 1659, a Dutch seafarer, explorer, and merchant, best known for his voyages of 1642 and 1644 in the service of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). He was the first known European explorer to reach the islands of Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) and New Zealand, and to sight the Fiji islands. ...
Who Are The Maori People Of New Zealand? - YouTube

born November 7, 1728    James Cook
BBC - History - Captain James Cook  October 27, 1728 - February 14, 1779
Biography - James Cook - Australian Dictionary of Biography  Australian Dictionary of Biography, October 27, 1728 - February 14, 1779
Biography.com  James Cook, October 27, 1728 - February 14, 1779
James Cook - Wikipedia  7 November 1728 [O.S. 27 October] – 14 February 1779, a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand....
Captain Cook The Man Behind the Legend - YouTube
Explorers for Kids: Captain James Cook

A brief history - history & government | Living in New Zealand  New Zealand Now
European discovery and the colonisation of Australia | australia.gov.au
Indigenous culture and history | australia.gov.au
History of Indigenous Australians - Wikipedia

11025 160319    March 19, 1813    Happy birthday David Livingstone!
Biography.com  David Livingstone
David Livingstone - Wikipedia  19 March 1813 – 1 May 1873, a Scottish Congregationalist pioneer medical missionary with the London Missionary Society and an explorer in Africa. His meeting with H. M. Stanley on 10 November 1871 gave rise to the popular quotation "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" Livingstone was one of the most popular national heroes of the late 19th century in Victorian Britain, ...
Dr.David Livingstone: Missionary & Explorer [ Documentary ] - YouTube
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BBC - History - Historic Figures Henry Stanley (1841 - 1904)
White Nile - Wikipedia

born January 28, 1841    Henry Morton Stanley
BBC - History - Historic Figures: Henry Stanley (1841 - 1904)

Henry Morton Stanley's Unbreakable Will I Smithsonian
Stanley and Livingstone Movie Clip Dr Livingstone, I Presume2 - YouTube
Henry Morton Stanley - Wikipedia  Sir Henry Morton Stanley GCB, born John Rowlands; 28 January 1841 – 10 May 1904, a Welsh-American journalist and explorer who was famous for his exploration of central Africa and his search for missionary and explorer David Livingstone. Upon finding Livingstone, Stanley reportedly asked, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" Stanley is also known for his search for the source of the Nile
, ...

born June 18, 1886    George Mallory
George Mallory British explorer and mountaineer | Britannica.com

"Because it's there"  Forbes
Mount Everest Mallory & Irvine 1924 Discovery Of Mallory's body - YouTube
George Mallory - Wikipedia  18 June 1886 – 8 or 9 June 1924, an English
mountaineer who took part in the first three British expeditions to Mount Everest in the early 1920s.
  During the
1924 British Mount Everest expedition, Mallory and his climbing partner Andrew "Sandy" Irvine both disappeared on the North-East ridge during their attempt to make the first ascent of the world's highest mountain. The pair were last seen when they were about 800 vertical feet (245 m) from the summit....
Historical Development: Could a Frozen Camera Dethrone Hillary and Norgay as the First to Summit Everest? - Scientific American
The Wildest Dream (2010) - IMDb
George Mallory vs. Edmund Hillary Mt. Everest.avi - YouTube
Lost On Everest - The Search For Mallory & Irvine. 1-5 - YouTube

born    July 20, 1919    Edmund Hillary
born    May 29, 1914    Tenzing Norgay
Biography.com  Edmund Hillary

Edmund Hillary - Wikipedia  July 20, 1919 - 11 January 2008, a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. On May 29, 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
Hilary And Tenzing - everest and after - YouTube
George Mallory vs. Edmund Hillary Mt. Everest.avi - YouTube
Sir Edmund Hillary - The Race for Everest - YouTube
Miracle on Everest (2008) - YouTube
National Geographic Live! - The Call of Everest - YouTube
George Everest - Wikipedia  ... The mountain named after him – Mount Everest
Will Everest's Climbing Circus Slow Down After Disaster
s?  National Geographic, 05/13/2015 
Tenzing Norgay and Everest’s Sherpas - History in the Headlines
Tenzing Norgay - Wikipedia
  29 May 1914 – 9 May 1986, born Namgyal Wangdi and often referred to as Sherpa Tenzing, a Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer. Among the most famous mountain climbers in history, he was one of the first two individuals known to reach the summit of Mount Everest, which he accomplished with Edmund Hillary on 29 May 1953. ... 

12984 170716    born July 16, 1872    Roald Amundsen
Amundsen Becomes First to Reach South Pole, December 14, 1911 - Scientific American  12/14/2011
Explorers - Amundsen - YouTube
Roald Amundsen - Wikipedia
  16 July 1872 – c. 18 June 1928, a Norwegian explorer of polar regions. He led the Antarctic expedition of 1910–12 which was the first to reach the South Pole, on 14 December 1911. In 1926, he was the first expedition leader for the air expedition to the North Pole.
  Amundsen is recognized as the first person, without dispute, to reach both poles. He is also known as having the first expedition to traverse the
Northwest Passage (1903–06) in the Arctic.
14th December 1911 Roald Amundsen reaches the South Pole - YouTube
Captain Scott reaches The South Pole, 1912 - YouTube

11820 161026     born October 25, 1888    Richard E. Byrd
Richard E. Byrd | American explorer | Britannica.com
The American Experience | Alone on the Ice | People & Events | Richard E. Byrd
Admiral Richard E Byrd - Hollow Earth Video Interview - YouTube
Admiral Richard E. Byrd`s flight over Antarctica ( 1947 ) - YouTube
Richard E. Byrd - Wikipedia 
Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jr., USN, October 25, 1888 – March 11, 1957, an American naval officer who specialized in feats of exploration. He was a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the highest honor for valor given by the United States, and was a pioneering American aviator, polar explorer, and organizer of polar logistics. Aircraft flights in which he served as a navigator and expedition leader crossed the Atlantic Ocean, a segment of the Arctic Ocean, and a segment of the Antarctic Plateau. Byrd claimed that his expeditions had been the first to reach both the North Pole and the South Pole by air. However, his claim to have reached the North Pole is disputed. ...
Antarctic Time Line of Discovery

Antarctica - Wikipedia
Amundsen's South Pole expedition - Wikipedia
Terra Nova Expedition - Wikipedia

Who Discovered the North Pole? | Smithsonian
North Pole - Wikipedia

Antarctic Time Line of Discovery

Antarctica - Wikipedia
Amundsen's South Pole expedition - Wikipedia
Terra Nova Expedition - Wikipedia

11821 161026  Trip to Antarctica 2016 (HD) - YouTube
Living & Working in Antarctica - YouTube

Cool Antarctic jobs - recruiting now! - YouTube
Rothera Research Station - British Antarctic Survey
Flashback 2004: Antarctica Will Soon Be The Only Livable Place On Earth | The Daily Caller  03/26/2015
The Aurora Australis in Antarctica vol.03 - YouTube
NASA ISS: Aurora Australis from space - YouTube
What is the Aurora Australis? - Universe Today
Antarctic Time Line of Discovery

Antarctica - Wikipedia
Amundsen's South Pole expedition - Wikipedia
Terra Nova Expedition - Wikipedia

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