Expeditions that changed the course of history
On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus landed in the Americas
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North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia: these were all once lands untouched by Europeans. The day that men set off to explore the world changed everything for everyone.
The period between the 15th and 18th centuries, perhaps wrongly named the Age of Discovery due to the fact that many of the lands were already inhabited, saw Europeans spread across the globe. Even after these impactful explorations, humans have continued to adventure to faraway places, even to the sky and the Moon.
From Columbus to Armstrong, here are the most important expeditions that changed the world.
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