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1844 – Born on February 20th in Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Canadian seaman and adventurer who was the first man in recorded history to sail around the world singlehandedly. 1865 – He became a naturalized American citizen and settled in San Francisco. 1887 – His ship got wrecked and sold it to pay off ..

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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, ..

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1676 – Born in Largo, Fife, Scotland. Scottish sailor who was the prototype of the marooned traveler in Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe. 1695 – Selkirk ran away to sea and he joined a band of buccaneers in the Pacific. 1703 – Was sailing master of a galley on a privateering expedition. 1704 – After ..

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1868 – Born on the 6th of June. A Royal Naval officer and Antartic explorer. 1901 – Scott commanded the National Antarctic Expedition in Discovery. 1902 – After his discovery expedition returned to Antartica. 1908 – He married Kathleen Bruce on the 14th of September. 1910 – He left London and commensed his 2nd polar ..

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1520 – Jean Ribault, born in the coastal village of Dieppe. He was a French naval officer, navigator, and a colonizer of what would become the southeastern United States. 1562 – He was chosen to lead an expedition to the New World to establish a haven for the Huguenots. 1565 – Spanish troops led by ..

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1794 – Born in Rocky Brook, Rhode Island on the 10th of April. 1809 – Matthew Perry got a midshipman’s commission in the Navy and was initially assigned to Revenge, under the command of his elder brother. 1812 – He was aide to Commodore John Rodgers, which was in a victorious engagement over a British ..

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