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1840: Charles Wilkes discovered the coast of Antarctica.
1840: American Charles Wilkes discovered the coast of Antarctica.
An early reference to tobacco bags and pouches "worked prettily in beads" with "usually several long tails" (very probably octopus bags) comes from Lieutenant Charles Wilkes, when describing the voyageurs' attire at Fort Vancouver, the Hudson's Bay Company outpost on the Columbia River, founded in 1824-25, during his visit in 1841.
In 1861, an overzealous Union naval Captain, Charles Wilkes, overtook the British steamer RMS Trent and captured its passengers: John Mason and John Slidell, new Confederate commissioners to Europe.
1840: American Charles Wilkes discovered the coast of Antarctica - or more likely rediscovered, since several plausible claims have been made for previous expeditions and sealing ships from 1820 onwards.
In succeeding years, as Russian, British and French explorers saw land beyond the ice in longitudes all around the Antarctic Circle, confidence grew, but the first to nail his colours to the mast was an American, Charles Wilkes.
Charles Wilkes, who led the Antarctic expedition from 1838 to 1842 that resulted in the discovery that Antarctica is a separate continent.
Some cultural materials collected by explorer Charles Wilkes in an around-the-world expedition in 1838-1842Auincluding species of coral and insectsAuare still used.
Exploring Expedition vessels, under the overall command of Charles Wilkes, during their voyages in that area of the Antarctic coast that Wilkes later labeled the Antarctic Continent.
Charles Wilkes, is best known for discovering Antarctica, and he holds an honored place in history for sighting land on Jan.
1840 Captain Charles Wilkes discovered the coast of Antarctica.
Exploring Expedition, commanded by Charles Wilkes, had returned two years previously from its three-year, ten-month, government-sponsored "surveying and exploring expedition to the Pacific Ocean and South seas.