Zach's overtired timeline

Timeline created by zboynton
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    B.C.E The Chinese Invent the Compass

    B.C.E The Chinese Invent the Compass
    The Chinese notice alignment of certain stones north to south and create the first compass.
  • Jan 1, 1001

    America is Discovered

    America is Discovered
    Nordic explorer Leif ericson is the first european to arrive in North America. He is believed to have setteled what is today Newfoundland.
  • Jan 3, 1488

    Bartholomeu Dias Rounds the Cape of Good Hope

    Bartholomeu Dias  Rounds the Cape of Good Hope
    Sent by the government of Portugal Dias navigates around the cape of good hope in 1488.
  • Oct 2, 1492

    Colombus "Discovers" America

    Colombus "Discovers" America
    Hired by the spainish Colombus ends up stumbeling into America while trying to get to india. He naturally takes all the credit.
  • Feb 13, 1521

    Magellen Travels the World

    Magellen Travels the World
    Magellens crew become the first to circumnavigate the world. Magellen is unfortunatly eaten by cannibles.
  • James Cook Takes Sounding

    James Cook Takes Sounding
    Captain James cook takes the first soundings of 400 meters of the Pacific.
    James Cook is also credited thorughout his lifetime with mapping almost the entirty of the pacific ocean.
  • John Harrison Creates the First Chronometer

    John Harrison Creates the First Chronometer
    This device allowed for accurate timekeeping while at sea for long periods of time. This meant that naviators could accuratly find their longitude. This invention spurred sea travel forward in a huge way.
  • HMS Challenger Sails

    HMS Challenger Sails
    The Challenger becomes the worlds first oceanagraphic vessel. Captained by Wyville Thomas the HMS Challenger spurred many other countries to start exploring the oceans.
  • Fram expedition starts

    Fram expedition starts
    Fridtjof Nansan starts the expediton of the Fram in arctic ice to discover how the ice flows. Nansan departs from his ship part way to try to reach the poll but after a while had to turn back because of supplies.
  • International Council for the Exploration of the Seas is Founded

    International Council for the Exploration of the Seas is Founded
    International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) is founded as countries recognize the need for knowledge about the oceans. Their work continiues today.
  • Invention of SONAR

    Invention of SONAR
    Sonar was designed in WWII to help find enemy submarines and mines. Today it is used extensivly in the exploration of the sea floor.
  • Deep sea Drilling

    Deep sea Drilling
    The first deep sea drilling is started for scientific discovery resulsts occur instantly.
  • NOAA is Founded

    NOAA is Founded
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is founded (NOAA) they conduct monitoring of atmospheric and oceanic enviroments to learn more about our planet.
  • B.C.E First Sea Voyage

    B.C.E  First Sea Voyage
    The Egyptians made the first recorded sea voyage in history.
  • B.C.E Phoenicians utilize the ocean.

    B.C.E Phoenicians utilize the ocean.
    Phoenicians become the first people to make copper fish hooks.