Monday, August 20, 2012

Did you know...
... that today is Alaska Discovery Day? In 1791, Danish navigator Vitus Jonassen Bering, one of the world's most famous explorers, discovered the land of Alaska. The Bering Strait, the Bering Sea, Bering Island, Bering Glacier and the Bering Land Bridge have since all been (posthumously) named in
honor of the explorer.