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Nakahama Manjirō (中濱 万次郎) the first Japanese national to emigrate to America, born

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Marco Polo, Venetian merchant and world traveller, dies

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Histories of the National Mall

Explore historical maps, discover stories you never knew, find people and historical events related to the Mall's past.

  • Lesson One: Learning about Early Modern Era Empires

    Created October 29, 2015
    Diplomacy Challenge: Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror

    A key role of diplomats is to gather and analyze intelligence. In this lesson, students acting as diplomats, will prepare a short intelligence briefing on their assigned empire to present to the representatives of the other modern empires.

    Peter Whittemore (left), a descendant of Herman Melville, reads from Moby Dick

    A Revival of the American Spirit on the 38th Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan!

    On the occasion of the Charles W. Morgan’s homecoming to New Bedford, Massachusetts (June 2014), a descendent of Herman Melville, Peter Whittemore, acting as one of the 38th Voyagers, delivers an open letter to the world in the form of a “top-gallant salute.” He draws inspiration from his ancestor’s novel, Moby Dick and reflects upon the 38th Voyage of the Morgan as a wake-up call for 21st-century environmentalism.

    Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe" published

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    Lousiana Purchase Treaty signed

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    Colony of Maryland founded by Catholic and Protestant settlers sent by Lord Baltimore

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    Essayist Michel de Montaigne born

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