Columbus Day Timeline
The first commemoration of Columbus took place in 1792
A Video: Just Where Was Columbus?
Pinpointing the famous explorer's whereabouts
Biography of Christopher Columbus
Early years, voyages, and historical perspective
Columbus's Unknown Legacy
How food from the Americas revolutionized Europe
Explorers and Explorations
From the Cape of Good Hope to the South Pole, a chart of notable explorers and their explorations.
Myths About Explorers
Did Columbus really discover America? Who was the first explorer to sail around the world?
Regional, country, and state maps
A guide to the world's highest peak: those who have climbed it, measured it, written about it, and died because of it.
The world's most famous—and fated—sailing vessels
Ten Famous Trains
The Orient Express, 20th Century Limited, and more
Disasters, earthquakes, volcanoes, and other natural obstacles