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DEC. 24 – CHRISTMAS EVE – Columbus, Cook and President Truman

December 24, 2013 by

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American Minute with Bill Federer ~ On Christmas Eve, DECEMBER 24, 1492, Columbus’ ship, the Santa Maria, ran aground on the island of Haiti. Columbus left 40 men and named the settlement la Navidad, promising to return the next year. On Christmas Eve, DECEMBER 24, 1777, Captain James Cook discovered Christmas Island, the largest atoll […]

Australia (Part 5) Young Men In Boats

May 14, 2008 by

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The third part of the mind set I mentioned in the previous post deals with some of the early exploration. A young man George Bass joined the Royal Navy at the age of 14. Yes, you might say that happened in those days but for you readers who have a son around the age of […]

Australia (Part Two) Germ Of An Idea

May 8, 2008 by

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This portrait is of Captain James Cook, who, as Lieutenant, commanding the Barque Endeavour, on 19th April 1770 was the first person to make landfall on the Eastern coast of the Great Southern Land, now known as Australia. This portrait was painted by Nathaniel Dance in 1775, and hangs in The National Maritime Museum at […]