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Brewer's: Lisbon

A corruption of' Ulyssippo (Ulysses' polis or city). Said by some to have been founded by Lusus, who visited Portugal with Ulysses, whence “Lusitania” (q.v.); and by others to h…

The Voyages

Pinpointing the explorer's whereabouts on October 12, 1492 Watch this video to discover Columbus's role in the "discovery" of the the New World and his c…

Voyager (U.S.)

Destination: Jupiter and Saturn. Launched: Aug. 20 (Voyager 2) and Sept. 5 (Voyager 1), 1977. Mission: To explore Jupiter and the other outer planets. Launched in 1977, Voyager 1 and Voyage…

Voyage to the Beginning of the World

Director/Writer:Manoel de OliveiraDirector of Photography:Renato BertaEditor:Valérie LoiseleuxMusic:Emmanuel NuñesProduction Designer:Zé BrancoProducer:Paulo BrancoStrand Re…

Walter Conrad Arensberg: Voyage à l'Infini

Voyage à l'InfiniWalter Conrad ArensbergThe swan existing Is like a song with an accompaniment Imaginary.Across the grassy lake, Across the lake to the shadow of the willows, It is accomp…

Jo's Journal

Jo's JournalNew York, NovemberDear Marmee and Beth,I'm going to write you a regular volume, for I've got heaps to tell, though I'm not a fine young lady traveling on the continent. When I lost…

Vasco da Gama

Naval commander Vasco da Gama's 1497 expedition from Lisbon opened a route to India and led to Portugese dominance of the Eastern spice trade. Little is known of his life before he was assigned comma…

Brewer's: Journal

(Latin, diurnum, a daily thing; Welsh, diwrnod; Italian, giorno; French, journal, journal, jour, a day.) Applied to newspapers, the word strictly means a daily paper; but the extension of t…

The Journals of Lewis & Clark: February 4, 1805

by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark February 3, 1805February 5, 1805February 4, 1805 4th February, Monday 1805. This morning fair tho could the thermometer stood at 18° below Naught…