Tag Archives: Scientific Discovery

1912: Alfred Wegener and the Theory of Continental Drift

Alfred Wegener's theory of continental drift, initially met with skepticism, fundamentally changed geology with the later discovery of tectonic plates

1804: The Lewis and Clark Expedition – Charting North America

The Lewis and Clark Expedition, commissioned by President Jefferson, was a landmark journey from 1804 to 1806 that mapped 8,000 miles of North America. While aiming to assert U.S. sovereignty, it also led to significant [...]