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yovisto blog: Heinrich Schliemann and his Dream of Troy

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On December 26, 1890, Heinrich Schliemann, German businessman and amateur archaeologist, and livelong advocate of the historical reality of places mentioned in the works of ancient Greek poet Homer was born.
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On January 6, 1822, German archeologist Heinrich Schliemann, discoverer of Troy and Mycena, was born http://bit.ly/UyRZPk  #history

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yovisto blog: Jacques Cartier and the Discovery of Canada

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On April 20, 1534, French explorer of Breton origin Jacques Cartier set sail under a commission from the king, hoping to discover a western passage to the wealthy markets of Asia to discover Canada and Labrador.
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yovisto blog: Martin Frobisher and the Northwest Passage

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On November 22, 1594, English seaman and explorer Sir Martin Frobisher passed away. He is best known for his three voyages to the New World to look for the Northwest Passage.
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yovisto blog: Jeremiah Horrocks and the Transit of Venus

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On January 3, 1641, English astronomer Jeremiah Horrocks passed away. He was the first scientist to demonstrate that the Moon moved around the Earth in an elliptical orbit and was the only person to predict the transit of Venus of 1639.
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yovisto blog: Amundsen's South Pole Expedition

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On December 14, 1911, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his expedition were the first to reach the geographic south pole, only five weeks ahead of a British party led by Robert Falcon Scott.
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The Fateful Journeys of Alexine Tinne

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On October 17, 1835, Dutch explorer of Africa Alexandrine Petronella Francina Tinne was born. She was the first European woman to attempt to cross the Sahara.
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On October 17, 1835, Dutch explorer of AfricaAlexandrine Petronella Francina Tinne was born. She was the first European woman to attempt to cross the Sahara. 

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