1254 – born – Venice, Italy 1271-95 -Venetian merchant and traveler who journeyed from Europe to Asia. 1274- He was born into a Venetian merchant family, he joined his father and uncle on a journey to China, traveling along the Silk Road and reaching the court of Kublai Khan. -The ..
1965: Born on October 13th 1965 in Singapore. 1972 – 1977: Attended Anglo-Chinese Primary School, Singapore. 1978 – 1981: Attended Anglo-Chinese Secondary School, Singapore. 1982 – 1983: Attended Hwa Chong Junior College, Singapore. 1984 – 1986: Served in the Singapore Armed Forces, Singapore. 1986 – 1989: National University of ..
1580 – He was baptized on January 6th in Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England. An English explorer and principal founder of the first permanent English settlement in North America at Jamestown, Virginia. 1604 – He was captured by the Turks but he managed to escaped to Russia and returned to England. 1606 – When a royal charter ..
1371 – He was born this year in Kunyang, Yunnan province, China. He grew up speaking Arabic and Chinese, learning much about the world to the west and its geography and customs. 1381 – After the Ming army conquered Yunnan, he was taken captive as a young boy in this year. He was castrated, ..
1790 – Born on Norfolk Island on the 26th October. 1796 – Wentworth arrived in Sydney, then a squalid prison settlement, with his parents and they lived at Parramatta, where his father became a prosperous landowner. 1803 – Sent to England, where he was educated at a school in London. 1810 – Returned to Sydney ..
1454 – Amerigo Vespucci, born on the 9th of March in Florence, Italy, as the third child of a respected family. He was a child of the Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution. The Vespucci family had been prominent for over a century, with family members holding important positions in the city’s government. These family connections ..
1485 – Giovanni da Verrazzano was born in at Val di Greve, near Florence, Italy. He came from a good Italian family and was a well educated Renaissance man. 1522 – He was captured a Spanish treasure ship sent from Mexico, by Hernando Cortes, to King Charles V of Spain. The value of gold on ..
1757 – He was born on the 22nd day of June this year in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, UK. 1772 – At the age of fifteen, he traveled to the Pacific aboard HMS Resolution, on Captain James Cook’s second voyage. 1779 – Upon his return to Britain in this year, he was commissioned as ..
1716 – Born on January 12th in Seville, Spain. Naval officer and scientist. 1733 – He entered the navy. 1735 – He was appointed with sentence–>Jorge Juan, another young Spaniards, a member of a scientific expedition which the French Academy of Sciences was sending to Peru to measure a degree of the meridian at the ..
1770 – He was born on the 30th day of April this year in London, England. He married Charlotte Small, a Métis, the "Woman of the Paddle Song." He and Charlotte had 13 children. 1784 – He joined the Hudson’s Bay Company as an apprentice in 1784 1785 – He was sent to ..