Giovanni da Verrazzano was an Italian explorer who was commissioned by King Francis I of France to explore the Atlantic coast of North America. His expedition took place in 1524, and he sailed from France in a ship called the Dauphine. During his journey, Verrazzano visited several locations along the east coast of the United States and Canada, including Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, New York (including the harbor of New York City), New England, and Newfoundland. He was the first European to enter New York Harbor, and he also explored Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island and possibly Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada. Verrazzano's expedition helped to establish a French claim to the region and paved the way for future European exploration and settlement. Although Verrazzano's own expeditions were not successful, he provided valuable information about the geography and indigenous peoples of the region to the French Crown, and his voyage was widely reported in Europe, sparking interest in further exploration of the New World.
From 1524 A.D. to 1524 A.D.
Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer and navigator who is credited with the discovery of the Americas. In 1492, he embarked on a voyage sponsored by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain, with the goal of finding a westward route to the East Indies. Instead, he landed in the Bahamas, which he named the "New World." On August 3, 1492, Columbus set sail from Spain with three ships: the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. After several weeks at sea, they landed on an island in the Bahamas on October 12, 1492. Columbus and his crew encountered the indigenous Taino people, who they called "Indians." From the Bahamas, Columbus and his crew explored other islands in the Caribbean, including Cuba and Hispaniola (present-day Haiti and the Dominican Republic). They also encountered other indigenous peoples, including the Taíno and the Carib. Columbus returned to Spain in 1493, after his first voyage to the New World. He made three more voyages to the Americas, but he never found a westward route to the East Indies. Despite his role in the discovery of the Americas, Columbus's legacy is controversial due to the violence and exploitation that accompanied European colonization of the New World.
From 1493 A.D. to 1492 A.D.
Nellie Bly was a pioneering American journalist and women's rights advocate. In 1889, she embarked on an epic journey around the world in an attempt to break the record set by Jules Verne's fictional character Phileas Fogg in the novel Around the World in Eighty Days. Bly traveled by boat, train, and other modes of transportation, covering a distance of more than 24,000 miles in just 72 days, 6 hours, and 11 minutes. During her trip, Bly encountered a variety of challenges, including language barriers, cultural differences, and logistical difficulties. Despite these obstacles, she remained determined to complete her journey and set a new record for fastest trip around the world. Along the way, Bly wrote articles and dispatches for the New York World newspaper, documenting her experiences and observations. Bly's journey captivated the public's imagination and made her a celebrity. Upon her return, she was greeted with a ticker-tape parade in New York City and received numerous awards and accolades for her achievement. Bly's expedition Around the World in 72 Days was a remarkable feat of endurance and determination, and it cemented her place as a pioneering figure in the field of journalism.
From 1889 A.D. to 1890 A.D.
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