1673 – George Wade, born in Kilavally, Westmeath, Ireland. He was a British military commander. 1690 – Joined the British Army. 1692 – Served the Flanders, earning a promotion to Captain. 1702 – 1713 – He first served under Marlborough. 1702 – He was promoted to major and lieutenant colonel. 1704 – He was on ..
1580 – John Smith born and baptized in Willoughby Alford, Lincolnshire where his parents rented a farm from Lord Willoughby. He was an English soldier, sailor, and author. 1596 – He lived an adventurous life, traveling, fighting in wars against the Turks in Transylvania and Hungary, and surviving a period of slavery in Turkey. 1606 ..
1785 – Born in Columbus, New Jersey on the 21st of October. 1788 – On the 7th of July, the Shreves left New Jersey for their new home on property owned by George Washington in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. 1814 – He became the captain of the Enterprise, Shreve departed Pittsburgh on the 21st of December, ..
1847 – Born on the 5th of January in Fukuoka, Buzen Province, Japan. 1871 – He was appointed as commander of the new Imperial Japanese Army. 1874 – He was a survivor of the Taiwan Expedition, during the Satsuma Rebellion. – He defended Kumamoto Castle during its siege as commander of the 13th Infantry ..
1774 – Meriwether Lewis, born on the 18th of August in Albemarle County, Virginia, to William and Lucy (née Meriwether) Lewis, and was of Welsh ancestry. 1794 – When Pennsylvania insurgents brought on the Whiskey Rebellion, he answered President George Washington’s call for militia volunteers. 1795 – 1801 – He joined the regular ..
1845 – He was born in Ludlow. He served with the Royal Horse Artillery, hence his excellent depiction and understanding of the animal form. He was a painter and sculptor primarily of horses. 1866 – Studied at the Royal Veterinary College, qualifying as a veterinary surgeon. 1867 – Enrolling in the Army as a veterinary ..
1755 – He was born on the 6th day of June this year in Coventry, Connecticut. 1769 – At fourteen years old, he was sent with his brother Enoch to Yale University. The Hale brothers belonged to the Yale literary fraternity, Linonia, which debated topics in astronomy, mathematics, literature, and the ethics of slavery. ..
1755 – Robert Gray, born on the 10th of May in Tiverton, Rhode Island, and though little is known of his early life, he is said to have served in the Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War. American sea captain, discoverer of the Columbia River. He probably served in the Continental navy in the ..
1536 – Juan de Fuca, born this year as Ioannis Phokas in Greece. He was a Greek captain employed by Spain to sail northward from Mexico and look for a northern passage from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. 1592 – His exploration took him into the body of water, the Strait of Juan ..
1496 – Hernando de Soto (sometimes Fernando or Ferdinando), the Spanish captain and explorer, often, though wrongly, called the discoverer of the Mississippi (first sighted by Alonzo de Pineda), was born at Jeréz de los Caballeros, in Estre-madura, of an impoverished family of good position, and was indebted to the favor of Pedrarias d’Avila for ..