July 24

Hiram Bingham discovers Machu Picchu, the ancient Incan ruin

July 24, 1911

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  • Couriers in the Inca Empire: Getting Your Message Across
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    Couriers in the Inca Empire: Getting Your Message Across

    Focusing on the means used by the Incas to send messages over long distances, this lesson plan illustrates one of the many creative ways throughout history that humans have devised to meet a universal need -- that of cross-country communication. The lesson introduces students to the Inca Empire, which extended from northern Ecuador to central Chile and from the Andes to the west coast of South America between 1200 and 1535 CE.

John Newton, slave ship captain turned preacher and author of “Amazing Grace,” born

July 24, 1725

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