Continent Events in History

2015 Event - During his visit to Bolivia, Pope Francis asks for forgiveness for the Catholic Church for its offenses against the indigenous population of the American continent during the conquest by European powers

1986 Death - Nigel Stock, actor (Lost Continent, Young Sherlock Holmes), dies

1976 Event - John Hathaway completes 50,600 mile bicycle tour of every continent

1958 Event - 1st surface crossing of Antarctic continent is completed in 99 days

1955 Event - 1st radio facsimile transmission sent across the continent

1944 Event - British troops land on Greek continent

1930 Event - Ruth Nichols becomes 1st woman pilot to cross continent

1891 Event - Britain is linked to the continent by Telephone

1805 Event - Lewis and Clark reach Pacific Ocean, 1st Americans to cross continent