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All About Explorers. Christopher Columbus: Explorer. Christopher Columbus: Explorer Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) was an Italian explorer who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492, hoping to find a route to India (in order to trade for spices).

Christopher Columbus: Explorer

He made a total of four trips to the Caribbean and South America during the years 1492-1504. The First Trip: Columbus sailed for King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella of Spain. On his first trip, Columbus led an expedition with three ships, the Niña (captained by Vicente Yáñez Pinzon), the Pinta (owned and captained by Martin Alonzo Pinzon), and the Santa Maria (captained by Columbus), and about 90 crew members. Daniel Boone - Daniel Boone Homestead. Daniel Boone. Advertisement.

Daniel Boone

EnchantedLearning.com is a user-supported site. As a bonus, site members have access to a banner-ad-free version of the site, with print-friendly pages.Click here to learn more. (Already a member? Click here.) Daniel Boone: American Pioneer and Explorer. Colonial Williamsburg - Kids - Games & Activities - Name That Founding Father. George Washington. Advertisement.

George Washington

EnchantedLearning.com is a user-supported site. As a bonus, site members have access to a banner-ad-free version of the site, with print-friendly pages.Click here to learn more. (Already a member? Click here.) WELCOME TO USA 4 KIDS - Presidents of The United States - Thomas Jefferson 3rd President. Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson was the third president and a founder of one of the original political parties, the Democratic-Republican Party.

Thomas Jefferson

He wrote the Declaration of Independence and bought the Louisiana Territory. Thomas Jefferson. The Four Chaplains. U.S.A.T.

The Four Chaplains

Dorchester The U.S.A.T. Dorchester was an aging, luxury coastal liner that was no longer luxurious. In the nearly four years from December 7, 1941 to September 2, 1945 more than 16 million American men and women were called upon to defend human dignity and freedom on two fronts, in Europe and the Pacific. Moving so large a force to the battlefields was a monumental effort, and every available ship was being pressed into service.

Some of these were converted into vessels of war, others to carrying critical supplies to the men and women in the field. This Month in History: February - The Four Chaplains. One of the more extraordinary acts of heroism during World War II occurred in the icy waters off Greenland after a U.S.

This Month in History: February - The Four Chaplains

Army transport ship was hit by a German torpedo and began to sink rapidly. When it became apparent there were not enough life jackets, four U.S. Army chaplains each removed theirs, handed them to frightened young soldiers, and chose to go down with the ship. In February 1943, the U.S. Army transport ship Dorchester was filled to capacity, carrying 751 passengers, 130 crew members and 23 naval personnel on a journey from Newfoundland to an American military base in Greenland. Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation. Tubman, Harriet Ross (c. 1821-1913) Image Ownership: Public Domain Dubbed “The Moses of Her People,” escaped slave Harriet Tubman assisted hundreds of slaves on the Underground Railroad, leading them from Maryland to safety in Pennsylvania.

Tubman, Harriet Ross (c. 1821-1913)

Harriet Tubman. Astronaut Biography: Danny Olivas. You Are the Pride: Danny Olivas. Juliette Gordon Low Biography. Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts of the USA, was born Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon on October 31, 1860, in Savannah, Georgia.

Juliette Gordon Low Biography

"Daisy," as she was affectionately called by family and friends, was the second of six children of William Washington Gordon and Eleanor Kinzie Gordon. Family members on her father's side were early settlers in Georgia, and her mother's family played an important role in the founding of Chicago, Illinois. A sensitive and talented youngster, Daisy Gordon spent a happy childhood in her large Savannah home, which was purchased and restored by Girl Scouts of the USA in 1953. Now known as the Juliette Gordon Low Girl Scout National Center, or often referred to as the Birthplace, the handsome English Regency house was designated a registered National Historic Landmark in 1965. Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scout National Center.

Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scout National Center A Local Legacy Are you a Girl Scout or a Boy Scout?

Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scout National Center

Do you know where the idea for these troops came from? Girl Scouts - Juliette Gordon Low. Low, Juliette Gordon - National Women’s Hall of Fame. Back to search results An educator and humanitarian, Juliette Gordon Low made history as the founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA, the largest organization for girls in the world.

Low, Juliette Gordon - National Women’s Hall of Fame

Low earned the nickname “Daisy” at an early age and quickly became known for her stubborn but charismatic spirit. Ellen Ochoa. Ellen Ochoa (3/2014) Ellen Ochoa (Ph.D)DIRECTOR, JOHNSON SPACE CENTER PERSONAL DATA: Born in 1958 in Los Angeles, California, but considers La Mesa, California, to be her hometown. Married to Coe Fulmer Miles of Molalla, Oregon. They have two children. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage! Meet Ellen Ochoa. United Hero: Todd Beamer. Todd M. Beamer 32 years old Cranbury, New Jersey Todd Beamer, who resided in Cranbury, New Jersey, was an account manager for the Oracle Corporation.

He died at age 32 in the September 11, 2001 attacks on board United Airlines Flight 93. Passenger: Todd Beamer. Passenger: Todd Beamer.