Dr. David Livingstone found by Henry Stanley: 10 November 1871 – This Day in History

On this day in 1871, according to his journal, explorer Henry Stanley greeted David Livingstone, the fellow explorer in search of the source of the Nile River, with the famous words “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”

More Events on this day:

1982: Soviet statesman and Communist Party leader Leonid Ilich Brezhnev died in Moscow after presiding as the leader of the Soviet Union for more than 18 years.

1938: Turkish reformer Kemal Atatürk, the founder and first president (1923–38) of the Republic of Turkey, died in Istanbul.

1918: Józef Pisudski, Polish revolutionary and first chief of state of the newly reconstituted Poland, arrived in Warsaw to declare Poland an independent state.

1444: Turkish forces defeated the Hungarians in the Battle of Varna, securing Turkey‘s control over Constantinople (Istanbul) and assuring the Ottoman conquest in the Balkans.

911: Conrad I was elected German king at Forchheim, after the death of Louis the Child, the last of the East Frankish Carolingians.

Source: Encyclopædia Britannica Online Daily

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