One of the best-equipped expeditions in Australia's history. Nineteen men led by Burke and Wills left Melbourne, Australia on a 2000 mile trip, in 1860 but only one survived.
An extraordinary man with many skills. A master fencer, composer, conductor, and violin virtuoso. Yet, racial discrimination never allowed him to have the credit he deserved.
The Green Book was a guidebook for African American road trippers. There was widespread discrimination and Jim Crow laws used against blacks all across America. It was a dangerous time for blacks to travel.
Throughout the world no one made more people laugh than Charlie Chaplin. He was the first megastar and often called the most famous man who ever lived. But there was another side of him also.
Imagine diving 6.78 miles into a dark unknown world beneath the ocean. Water covers 70% of our planet yet we have only explored 5% of the Oceans. Is it possible the secrets could save our planet?
Boho Chic is an unconventional lifestyle associated with hippie fashions of the 60s and 70s. Yet it started way back in the 19th century. Today, it is a relaxed, artistic, and creative fashion.
A duel means 'a war between two.' Dueling has been around for centuries and brought to America in colonial times. Lasting from the 1600s to the last duel in 1859. Dueling lost its luster after the bloody Civil War.
Thomas Francis Meagher, an Irish leader in the Young Irelander Rebellion of 1848 and a Brigadier General of the Union in the Civil War. Founder of Co. K of the 69th Irish Brigade.
The Mary Rose sank with 500 men aboard as King Henry VIII watched in horror from Southsea Castle. It would be 400 years before this fine ship would be discovered and raised to be seen again.
Mary McLeod Bethune will have her marble statue placed in Washington's Hall of Statues. Mary looked past the racial divide to educate youth. She became a presence on the national stage advising presidents on racial issues and achieved many milestones during her life.
There is a triangle on Lake Michigan known as the Devil's Triangle from Benton Harbor, Michigan to Manitowoc, Wisconsin to Ludington, Michigan. A mysterious triangle of ships lost, unexplained people missing, planes missing, and paranormal activities baffling researchers for decades.
California has a long and rich history occupied by Indigenous Indians for hundreds of years. The Spanish wanted to spread Christianity and sent Father Serra to establish missions to convert the Indians. The first mission was built in 1769 in San Diego, California.
Over 300 years ago, a night of betrayal, deceit and a trap was when an army of soldiers slaughtered the unsuspecting Clan Macdonald on a winter night in Glencoe. The soldiers ignored the Highlanders' code of hospitality.
Horatio Nelson was small in stature but a giant for the British Royal Navy. He was successful in paving the control for Britain to rule the seas for over 100 years. Masterful in strategy in numerous battles and revered in Britain.
Over 900 years ago, the Knights Templar began as a group to protect pilgrims to the Holy Land, accumulated wealth, power and became financial giants only to be betrayed by King Phillip IV of France.
Today, witch hunts are tools of the powerful and those in authority to attack the oppressed. Trump bellows out "Witch Hunt" hundreds of times to rev up his bases and flip the words to make himself a victim.
The Stanley Cup is the oldest and hardest trophy in professional sports to win. It is the Holy Grail of hockey. First awarded in 1893 and every year for the next 128 years except for the 1919 Flu Epidemic and in 2004-05 in lockout between players and the league.
The first deep-water rescue in history was 5/23/1939 using the Momsen Bell and the rescue of the crew in 240 feet of water. The USS Squalus sank off Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Isle of Shoals, but the courage of the crew and rescuers is one of history.
Both sisters inherited a fortune with The saint, Jane Fleming, Countess of Harrington, and her scandalous sister Seymour Fleming, Lady Worsley were as night and day. Lady Worsley is known for her 27 lovers and a famous trial
The Amber Room is considered the most famous valuable piece of art ever looted by the Nazis after WW II. If found today the value is estimated at 300-500 million dollars. Thus far, it has never been found.
A king's treasure worth 70 million dollars buried in the Wash, Norfolk, U.K. Is still buried there beneath years of tides and sand? Could it still be found? Or was it found and never divulged? What a historical find it would be.
Faberge Eggs were opulent, extravagant, jeweled, and symbolized wealth, power, and self-indulgence worth millions. Fifty Faberge eggs were made exclusively for the Royal Imperial Family of Russia. Eight of the Faberge Eggs are still missing.
The leading authority is The Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change. An organization of 195 countries, and 234 scientists. We can no longer ignore the consequences of warnings from science we have been ignoring.
A National Historic Landmark. Confederate POW camp and cemetery and attempted rescue of the prisoners by Confederate volunteers.
Many theories of the origin of the Melungeons exist. There is no single theory or absolute proof of their origins. Ostracized by the white neighbors they choose to live in a community of their own. They lived in poverty mostly around Newman Ridge dependant on no one but each other.
Bogs are crucial to archaeology and serve as unique records of ancient history. More important today to the ecological system and climate control. Hundreds of bog mummies have been excavated in Denmark, Netherlands, Ireland, Europe, and America.
For decades the theory has been the Clovis people were the first to migrate to North America crossing the Bering Strait. However, new evidence challenges that theory.
A magnificent mansion called the Grey Gardens of East Hampton owned by Edith Bouvier Beale that became a squalor of poverty and home to cats, raccoons, and garbage. Edith was aunt to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
Pele, the greatest Brazilian football (soccer) player of all time and the global ambassador of FIFA and the UN for racism and children's causes. From poverty to greatness.
Picasso reshaped the modern and contemporary art world. He was responsible for the artistic influence of Cubism. A difficult man yet he was the most dominant artist of the early 20th century.
Word Prompt per Brenda Arledge. My attempt to use the word Regret in a poem.
Imagine Florida in the 1890s full of swamps, mosquitoes, alligators, few people, and a few Native Americans. But, both Tuttle and Flagler saw the potential of prosperity. Turns out they were right.
There are many different causes of sinkholes that include man-made ones, global warming, geohazards, landslides, and even earthquakes. Sinkholes happen all around the world causing severe damage and loss of life.
Two of the greatest finds of the 20th century in England were buried 1300 years ago. The Sutton Hoo and the Stafford Hoard discoveries were valued at 3.3 and 5.3 million respectfully.
Poveglia Island, Italy has a long, dark history dating back thousands of years. It was used as a refuge for the Venetians, a burying place, and an asylum for the mentally ill and horrendous experiments.
Discoveries at L'Anse aux Meadow confirm Viking landed in North America in 1000 A.D. Leif Erikson landed first on Baffin Island, then sailed south to Markland and Vinland. He and his crew set up camp to wait out the winter.
The Eiffel Tower is the showcase of Paris. Annually, some seven million visit the Tower. The light shows of the Tower are tantalizing and an inspiration to artists. Built in 1889 for the World's Fair is stands today as the largest monument in all of Paris.
In 1815, Mt. Tamora erupted causing a darkened world blocking the sun, the collapse of agriculture, global pandemics, and killing thousands for years.
Edgar Allan Poe is famous for penning the first detective story and his many poems and stories written in the morbid style. His most famous, The Raven, published in 1845 brought him an instant success in his quest to be recognized.
The Town of Marazion, Cornwall, the UK with the famous island Castle of Mount St. Michaels and is one of the most visited sites in Cornwall with Mount's Bay offering a variety of watersports and glorious beaches.
During the Progressive Era, Muckrakers played an important role in the corruption of corporations, politicians, and government. One of the best muckrakes was Ida Tarbell and the Standard Oil Company and John D. Rockefeller's monopolies.
George Lyon won the Gold Medal in 1904 the Olympics and held the record for over 100 years until 2016 when Justin Thomas won it in Brazil. George won his medal at age 46. He never even took IP golf until he was 36 years old.
Fire destroyed so much of New York several times in the 19th century. The city was growing fast, water was critical, poor sanitation, and wooden buildings were a recipe for disaster. In 1835, the Great Fire broke out in Manhattan destroying 700 buildings.
Cleopatra's Needle is an Egyptian Antiquity gifted to the United States in 1879 and is the oldest man-made monument in New York. It was carved 1460 B.C. crafted from a single block of red granite standing 69 feet high, weighing 220 tons.
David Thompson, his greatest discovery was the Columbia River exploring and mapping the 1243 miles. He was called the greatest land geographer of the world. One was quoted as saying David made Lewis and Clark look like tourists.
A somber effect of human behavior and loss of habitat, and climate changes have led to the extinction of birds and animals. Could extinctions have been avoided? Can conservation curb these devastating extinctions?
Alluring pioneer supermodel Donyale Luna. She was the first African American model to grace covers of Vogue and Harper's Bazzar magazines. Luna paved the way for today's famous models like Tyra Banks, Naomi Sims, and Iman.
It is healthy to have friendships and when we have them, we must cherish them.
Sam Bellamy, the richest pirate, called the" Robinhood of the sea". Flashy, charismatic, and dashing. Known for his generosity and fairness. Fell in love but needed to establish means to provide for his love so he took to piracy.
Calvin Peete never picked up a golf club till he was 23 but went on to win 12 times on the PGA tour and many awards. From humble beginnings with arm severely handicapped. Almost never missed a fairway. Could also be called a Straight Arrow.
A prompt per Brenda Arledge Challenge
Curt Flood played 15 seasons in MLB and forever changed baseball. He sacrificed his career, sued MLB, and was instrumental in securing free agency for the players. This led to him being blackballed from baseball.
Bridget "Biddy" Mason Born a slave in 1818, walked to Utah, California, sued, and won her freedom.from slavery Bought land in Los Angeles, first African American LA millionaire, and philanthropist. Gave to charity, fed the poor, and established First A.M.E. church in LA.
The Age of Discovery covered the 15th to 18th centuries. Although Prince Henry did not sail himself, he was instrumental for financing and training explorers like de Gama, Magellan, Cabral, and Corte Real. The Portuguese led the way to the Age of Discovery.
My first attempt at the challenge for poetry. Not sure how this is done but I used the prompt Tomorrow.
The Roaring Twenties ushered in an economically prosperous and redefining period for the population Many factors helped to create the infamous Roaring Twenties. Flappers were in the limelight, Jazz and dancing were everywhere along with Prohibition.
Centuries before Columbus a thriving city, the size of London existed in southern Illinois with thousands of people. Today, the site is a World-Historic site (UNESCO). It is an unsolved mystery why it was abandoned.
Louise Suggs, one of the co-founders of LPGA. Turning Pro in 1948 she went on to win 61 times, 11 majors with career money of $190,475. She learned golf from her father at age ten going on to have a major impact on the Game of Golf.
Today Signet Rings are worn by men and women and they date back thousands of years for the elite and wealthy. In ancient and medieval times they were worn for identification and authentication of legal documents.
Nicknames are given to us for different reasons and in sports most players have nicknames. Most PGA golfers have nicknames given them by sportswriters, other players, and even fams. They are playful and fun and sometimes we forget their real names.
A key ingredient to improve your health with powerful benefits. And, fortunately, you don't need insurance to cover the cost. The medical field acknowledges the benefits of laughter and promotes it to its patients.
For over 500 years Nostradamus has been making predictions of events about to happen. There are believers and non-believers. Some say his prophecies are too vague and cryptic but many remain believers.
Before Tiger Woods, there was Charles Sifford, the First African American to earn a PGA card and be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Tiger named his son after Sifford and considered him the 'grandfather' he never had.
Cybercrime this year will cost 6 TRILLION and by 2025, expected to cost 10 TRILLION. Every 39 seconds hackers create chaos. It increases every year as we become more dependent on technology. In Short- Be Cautious, Be Proactive, and Be Informed.
The Masterpiece of -the Bayeux Tapestry made in 1077 and its place in the history of England depicting Norman William the Conqueror and the Battle of Hasting 1066 with William being crowned King of England.
It was a 17-year-old, Jackie Mitchell, playing in an exhibition game against New York Yankees in 1931 when she struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. The papers had a field day and the fans loved it. Was it a fluke or was it real? But it did happen.
Nature's Magic and Rainbows are really optical phenomenons. Beautiful to see, beautiful, and colorful. Rare and even rarer are double it triple rainbows. And there is the legend of the Pot of Gold.
In 1925, Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby sold only 25,000 copies at $2. each. Today, the novel has sold over 30 million copies. The novel has been made into an opera, five film versions, a Taylor Swift song, and hundreds of articles.
Josh Gibson was the second of the Negro League players inducted in 1972 into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Rated as one of the Greatest Baseball Players by The Sporting News. It is said he terrified pitchers and batting average record of 441.
The first Earth Day began in 1970 with 20 million participants to empower and expand the environmental movement. Today, 51 years later over one billion people all over the globe participate in Earth Day.
There are several legends of St. Valentine and how we came to celebrate love. Today it's a billion-dollar retail bonanza and is second in sending cards after Christmas.
Pioneers in the covered wagons could be the first RVers but the TIN CAN TOURISTS hold the honor. Founded in 1910, it was the first RV Club in the U.S. Today, there are one million full-time RVers and others part-time.
A perfect place for hiking, biking, sand surfing, and backpacking. The sights of Death Valley are beautiful and full of wonder. Death Valley National Park is the largest National Park in the U.S. with one million visitors per year.
The Forbidden City is a 600-year-old testament to Chinese culture and history. It is truly a walk back into the time of emperors.
Mina Hubbard a Canadian explorer with no experience who mapped the interior of Labrador and traveled the 576 miles of the George River, photographing the geography, flora and wilderness.
Acting as assistant district attorney under Thomas Dewey, Eunice Carter, the African American Legal Eagle spearheaded the charge and conviction of mafia boss Lucky Luciano while fighting race and gender discrimination.
Life was hard in Colonial America and harder for the slaves brought by the Dutch West Indie Company in the 1600s. New York also needed slaves to build the city and the shipping harbor. Because of the slaves in New York, prosperity thrived and a city was born.
Times were extremely hard after the Civil War and again during the depression and the dust bowl era. The only way to survive was to take to the rails seeking jobs and survival. Few options existed for these people.
It was Old Money vs. New Money. The British needed money for their castles and the very rich American daughters needed titles. So it became wealth for titles.
The Oldest Continuous Sports Event in America, The Kentucky Derby.
Greta Garbo, a Swedish actress and MGM'S biggest asset in the 1920s and 1930s. Elusive throughout her life, hated crowds and reporters. She preferred privacy uttering "I want to be left alone."
Moe Norman, the golfer was also known as "Pipeline Moe," was a skilled and accurate driving machine. He was a bit eccentric, and extremely shy, but he did it all his way.
L'Amour, best selling author of Westerns with over 100 novels. He wrote with magic, authenticity, filled with human faults and hard edges. At one point he was outselling John Steinbeck and James Michener.
It was very different in 17th century Europe when women had almost no rights, arranged marriages to abusive husbands unable to divorce, and sometimes had to resort to other methods such as using secret poisoners.
We need safe crossings to preserve our wildlife and avoid costly vehicle collisions, injuries, and loss of life.
Red Grange, a National Treasure and One in a Million football player who was influential in promoting collegiate football and bringing the NFL to life.
She invented herself, her name, conned her way to the top, lived the New York society life, and then spent twenty-four years as a recluse in a hotel room.
There was a time when jazz was the dominant form of popular music. Jazz is about the heart and soul of music. Jazz is credited to African American musicians of New Orleans, La.
The most famous of wax museums due to Madame's skills, personality, and business sense. Her life-like figures are seen around the world. Royalty, sports figures, celebrities, and other famous characters.
Two of the most famous naturalists and theory of evolution. Both praised and respected each other. Darwin is created with the theory but Wallace, ever so humble was delighted with Darwin receiving the acclaim. Both would be recognized for contributions to science,
Thousands of years ago the buffalo roaming the plains and allowed Native Indians survival. They became skilled using buffalo jumps reaping the benefits of herding hundreds together to benefit a tribe for food, clothing, tools, and for their tepees.
Weather vanes are both decorative and utilitarian and highly collectible. The Tower of the Winds in Athens is considered the world's first weather station.
Although executed as a spy, was Mata Hari really innocent? Her secret trial records were sealed for 100 years. Over 250 biographies and novels are written about her and a movie with Greta Garbo starring.
The supercontinents 299 million years ago and the possible scenarios of our future continents moving back to another pangea.
From an orphan to a blockbuster fashion career, Coco had many rich lovers, yet accused of being a Nazi spy. She gave women elegant timeless designs. Her signature perfume Chanel No. 5 remains timeless worldwide.
A 340-year-old mystery. Who wrote the Dighton Rock and what does it say? There are many different theories but NO ONE can decipher the carvings.
A national aviation hero, Charles A. Lindbergh, who set the world ablaze with a solo flight from N.Y. to Paris in 1927. Married with six children but with a secret life of three mistresses, and seven secret children.
The trip across America from Florida, the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, to Brookings, Oregon. Passing Wind power farms, Redwood Forest, the Pacific Ocean traveling 3382 miles alone.
A true pioneer heroine, a frontier scout, spy, as she saved Charleston, W. Virginia from Indian arrack in 1761 by horseback ride of 100 miles through Indian lines to secure gun powder for Ft. Lee.
Prehistoric marine life and monsters swimming in America, leaving fossils for scientists to discover specimens for museum displays for us to see what they were like.
Almost forgotten, Charles Wilkes commanded the Wilkes Expedition in 1838 lasting four years giving America scientific and mapping contributions critical to our history.
Civil War, also called "The Boys War" because of the ages of some of the drummer boys. Some as young as nine, some even awarded the Medal of Honor for their valiant roles. They played an important role and became loved by all.
A unique individual, billy baar has lived s a hermit for 40 years recording elements of nature in Colorado for science. His valuable contributions have enabled scientists to address climate change and environmental issues.
A former monastery, a military fort, and a prison. Today, voted by the World Travel Awards as one of Europe's Leading Tourist Attractions. A ferry from Cohn, Ireland to Spike Island in Cork Harbour
There are believers and non-believers but there have been sightings of Bigfoot, Yeti, Loch-Ness, and Abdominal Snowmen for years. The search for Bigfoot is on-going to prove to science he is real.
A female pioneer pilot, Harriet Quimby led the way for women aviators.
American explorer, photographer, and writer faced discrimination because she was a woman. Became known as the "Mrs. Marco Polo"' at a time women should be 'homemakers'.
Barbara Washburn, the first woman to climb Mt. McKinley (Denali) in 1947 with husband Brad Washburn. The Washburns and the Gold Standard Map of the Grand Canyon.
The polar bear descended from the Irish Brown Bear some 150,000 years ago. The polar bear lives in the Arctic sea ice and is vital to our environment and the Arctic people for their survival.
The beauty and spirit, and culture of Indigenous people need to be protected. They provide invaluable contributions to the planet.
J. J. Astor building Ft. Astoria, 1811, and the shipwreck of the Tonquin. Astor formed the Pacific Fur Company hoping to gain a monopoly on the west coast.
The oldest mummy found in America discovered in Nevada, in 1940 by archaeologists and DNA dates it to 10,600 years old.
The forgotten heroines of WW II and the women with shovels and axes filling the jobs of the men gone to war. The need for timber for ships, railroad ties, and telegraph poles was critical and the women became heroines.
Known as Fellis du roi, 800 women were recruited bt the king and sent to New France with a dowry to populate the colonies. These 800 were the "Mothers of French Canadians.
C.R.Patterson, born in slavery made history in the auto industry when he and son started their compant in Ohio.
Nellie Bly, the first female investigative reporter who became famous for writing her book, Ten Days in a Mad-house, when she went undercover to expose the atrocities of an insane asylum.
Where photography of child labor and social issues helped change the laws. Lewis Hine, master of photography enlightened the world.
Squanto, the American Indian who befriended the Pilgrims in the settling of Plymouth, Massachusettes. Squanto spoke excellent English and taught the Pilgrims how to plant and harvest food to survive.
Born to fugitive slave parents, Elijah went on to become an inventor of the automatic lubricating machine that revolutionized the railroad industry.
Hannah Duston, captured by Indians in a harrowing attack in 1697 but managed to escape, scalped her captors and made it back home. The town of Haverhill, Massachusettes called her a hero.
Almost forgotten writer, adventurer, author, Richard Halliburton, completed adventures before the writing of his experiences. He experienced unusual dangerous and unique adventures, such as swimming the Panama Canal in 10 days, swimming in the Taj Mahal!
Discovered in 1999, with glaciers melting in British Columbia, 1000 miles north of Vancouver, the oldest well-preserved human remains were found by accident.
We must improve accountability in the justice system. The U.S. leads with most wrongful convictions. Once convicted, almost impossible to prove otherwise.
A silent witness to dark secrets. Royals, prisoners, witches, King James VII born in Edinburgh Castle. Queen Margaret's Chapel still standing built by her son, King David of Scotland.
Newgrange, built about 3200 B.C. by stone-age people and astronomers with the world's oldest solar observatory, and one of the best examples of a passage-grave tomb.
The Mimic Octopus is the Chameleon of the Sea. They have the ability to mimic other marine animals and only discovered in 1998.
How was it, possible people earned money to kidnap the indigenous natives then to put them on display. And, millions paid to see these "savages" in their cages. Only to see them as inferior beings. Appalling this was still done as late as the 1950s.
This article explores the largest mass execution by the US federal government in history: the Molly Maguires, who were hanged between 1877 and 1878.
After the Civil War Texas ranchers needed cowboys to herd the cattle thousands of miles to the rail stations north to make a profit. This trip could take months. River crossings, Indians, loneliness, and stampedes required cowboys to always be alert. The cook was most important to the crew.
The origins of Halloween from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain and the Irish immigrants bringing the festival to America
Long before Europeans, the Pacific Northwest and the Indigenous Indians inhabited the coastal bays and inlets of British Columbia, Alaska, and Canada thousands of years ago. Their skill in carving gave us the beauty of totem poles and their stories.
Jesters have been around for centuries, some even famous. Known as 'truth-tellers' and appear to humiliate themselves for the enjoyment of others. Kings, queens, nobles had their own jesters.
There is beauty but also danger in the ocean including poisonous fish. We are still learning our ocean's secrets and the potential value of marine life. The rule is "look but don't touch".
The beginning of aviation. The Wright Brothers came later but the hot air balloon may have started the quest. Over 200 years ago, flying was scary but it opened up a world of wonder and search.
The true story of a guilt-ridden former Irish escapee, John Devoy and his dangerous plan to rescue his former Fenian comrades from the notorious Fremantle Prison in Australia in 1876.
Most major discoveries in oceanography have been in the last 50 years. Our oceans are an under-examined treasure yet we are slowly destroying and polluting them with plastic and debris, treating them as a toilet.
Rachael Carson alerted the world of the impact of pesticides such as DDT. She also helped launch the environment moment and the EPA.
One of the most influential persons in botany in the 18th century. Banks was the botanist on the Endeavor with Cpt James Cook's first voyage. Hundreds of new species of plants and insects discovered by Banks.
Volcanoes are a scientific process of Earth and critical to Earth and its atmosphere, emitting, heat, water, and oxygen
In 1866, African Americans were legally declared American citizens. They were determined to have land of their own, work hard, and build their dreams. It was their dream and would make great sacrifices to make it happen.
The true story of the massacre at Porvenir, Tx, and the dark side of the Texas Rangers Co. B, perfecting police brutality. A decade of violence against Mexican-Americans with Rangers and politicians 'covering it up'.
Charles M. Russell. In 1891 he sold a painting for $25. Years later his paintings sold for millions of dollars. Yet, he never lost his famous storytelling skills or humility. Today, he is one of the greatest western painters.
In colonial times there were so many lobsters, they washed ashore in piles two feet high! Today, lobsters are considered a delicacy and expensive. But in colonial times, they were 'poor man's' food.
Ice age miracles of Pleistocene mammoths, saber-toothed cats, wolves, bears, and more found in the heart of LA. In 1901 the discovery of the Brea Tar Pits has led to major and on-going discoveries.
French explorer Jacques Cartier named Canada, explored St. James River and was first European to travel inland in North America. A village, Hochelaga is possibly buried under Montreal.
Two of the worse fires in the history of America happened on the same day. The Peshtigo Fire and the Chicago Fire. What caused these fires? Was it a meteor, comet, or human carlessness?
The Chinese massacre in 1871, in Los Angeles with the hanging of 17 Chinese and no one held accountable. Was there a cover-up? Newspaper editorials provoked mobs and did little to stop the racism.
Weston walked across America, 3100 miles in 1909, at age 70! He completed this arduous trek in a little over 100 days and made international headlines.
John Colter, the mountain man, was on the Lewis and Clark expedition. First to see Yellowstone and the geysers. Famous for the "Colter Run", escaping the Blackfeet Indians.
Esteban, the first African to explore inland America in the 1500s. He was on the ill-fated NARVAEZ expedition. Landing in Florida, walking over 300 miles, enslaved by Native Indians, escaped and explored America. He was a linguist, medicine man, and guide.
Fletcher Christain and his mutineers from the Bounty settled on Pitcairn Island after setting Wm. Bligh and a few loyal followers adrift on the ocean in a small 23' boat. But conflicts would soon arise on the island between Christain and the Polynesians.
On the day of 11/11/1940, the Armistice Day blizzard took many by surprise, leaving over 100 dead. Many of them were duck hunters. It would be remembered as one of the earliest storms.
London Covent Garden from 1700s to present and "ladies of the night". Today, the New Covent Garden is a mecca for 44 million visitors per year. How different from it's beginning.
Natural wonders created by millions of years of water and erosion.
Exercise for the brain. A fun way to learn, reduces stress, A great way to socialize, learn, and have fun.
Famous explorer Henry Hudson who is credited with the colonization of the Hudson Valley, and parts of Canada He laid the groundwork for the Hudson Bay Company and European expansion to the New World.
The Longest River in the U.S and over 2348 miles long. It has a history, good and bad. Over 15 million people rely on the river. Over $400 billion in commerce from manufacturing, tourism, and recreational categories.
Known as the tallest falls in the world and one of the four most beautiful in the world. The falls were undiscovered until 1933 when US aviator Jimmie Angel flew over them returning in 1937 to explore the falls.
Agatha Christie has sold over two billion books and holds the Guinness World Record as best selling fiction writer of all time.
The horseshoe crab is the oldest species to survive some 445 million years. The crab has blue blood and is a biomedical treasure to medicine.
One of the natural wonders of North America. A mysterious place with a multitude of diversity, wildlife, and folklore.
Walter Camp, Yale University grad and innovator of rules and changes of American football. Player, coach, author, inventor. And he was an apostle of physical fitness devising the "daily dozen set-up".
A number of painters, photographers, and authors have sought for years to preserve an era of history and its people before it would be lost. One, in particular, George Catlin gave us an insight into the world of Native Americans.
A truly historic, serene city of medieval time. Three towers atop the mountains with breathtaking views. Founded in 301 by Marimus
The beginnings of golf hold many interesting and intriguing facts. Scotland is known to be the birth of golf. Back then, it was a game for the elite because the equipment was labor-intensive and handmade. And Kings began tp ban the game as frivolous.
Old Tom Morris and son Young Tom
As early as the Romans and Egyptians, signage was critical to inform public of location and information. Then, the progression of automobiles, road signs became necessary for the direction and rules of the road.
Notable players include Moses "Fleetwood" Walker, Hank O'Day and, Tony Mullane. Moses was the first African American to break the colored barrier some 63 years before Jackie Robinson.
Human cannibalism has been well documented in ancient and recent times. It happened thousands of years ago in ancient times and continues today. It can happen under survivor circumstances such as ships sinking, wartime starvation, and, even the mentally insane.
To deny there is a megadrought is burying your head in the sand. By denying is irresponsible. The American southwest is in a critically stressed situation. And humans are a direct cause.
Sacagawea, guided Lewis and Clark on the epic expedition through the west to the Pacific. She was the daughter of a Chief, and essential to the expedition.
A world-renowned park with ancient petrified trees and, petroglyphs. Formed over 150 million years ago and earth movements. A truly amazing site.
Today, living together for senors is often for economic reasons. It can be beneficial but, you must take steps to protect yourself.
A true story of the first mariner who sailed alone single-handled around the world. He was known as the greatest mariner of his time.
Hiram Bingham discovered Machu Picchu in 1911, but was he the first explorer to discover this Inca wonder?
Howard Carter, the archaeologist who discovered King Tut's burial. He was robbed of greatness because of aristocratic bureaucracy and because he had no university education.
Yes, there was an ocean in North America splitting the continent into two parts.
A true story of the POWs building the Burma-Thailand Japanese railway. The trials and tribulation of the men. Their survival and endurance tested daily.
Sam Kenton was an explorer, not as well known as his friend Daniel Boone but was just as critical to the opening of the frontier to settlers.
The Grand Canyon had never been transverse by the river but in 1869, ten men led by John W. Powell succeeded by boat traveled the 1000 ft river. Braving treacherous falls and unknown territory.
The Ghost Forests are accelerating around the world but, especially in North America. Why is this happening?
Earthquakes occur most frequently in Alaska. But there are other faults lines in the states. Other natural disasters, like tsunamis, follow some earthquakes and can be even more deadly.
What better way to express one's self than creating. I love crafting and starting from scratch to the end project.
The first declared national monument of the United States on September 14, 1906. The stunning formation found in Wyoming formed over a million years ago and visited by over 400,000 visitors per year.
The famous Paul Revere and his midnight ride to warn of the British coming. But, he was so much more. Militia, silversmith, entrepreneur, inventor.
King Charles II was known as the playboy monarch with the nickname "Old Rowley" after his favorite racehorse, the Stallion. But, he did accomplish several good things for England.
Australia, Tasmania and the discovery of the Bass Strait . Bass discovered Tasmania is an island. He and Matthew Flinders explored much of Australia and were the first to name Australia as a continent.
Hard to believe imprisonment, never to see your children again for over 30 years until her death.
The true story of a young man whose philosophy was to live peacefully, enjoy nature and solitude.
An estimated one million Pangolins smuggled between 2000-2013. They are smuggled for their prized scales for medicine and for meat by Chinese as a delicacy. Yet it has not been proven to have any medicinal benefit.
Explorer, Francisco Pizarro conquered Peru, founded Lima but was also a greedy, brutal, and cruel explorer to the indigenous Inca natives. He enslaved those he didn't kill to build the Presidential Palace of Lima. And in the end, he was executed by his own people.
Was it a myth about extraterrestrials arriving in Africa or could it have happened?
prehistoric skulls have been found with holes in them! Why and for what purpose? Is it done today? Does it help?
The Irish came in droves starving from the famine, poor, hungry but yearning for freedom from decades of British suppression.
Was Ned Kelly a criminal or a Robin Hood for the poor? Many differ on his legacy of Australia. he was born a poor Irishman in Victoria, Australia and did commit crimes but never felt he was a criminal.
A wondrous, beautiful land with thousands of years of history. From indigenous Indians to modern civilization. A eutopia to explore nature among forests and coastlines.
Crater Lake is visited with over 500,000 visitors a year. The lake is known for its clear blue color. it is 1943 ft deep and it was formed as a caldera from an eruption of a volcano.
Truly a legend with his writings, striving to show injustice, poverty and, prejudice in America. He writes with empathy and first-hand knowledge of migrant workers.
Florida, 12,000 years ago was very, very different. The land, the climate, the coming of man, the animals. It was truly a different era.