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November, 28

The Voyage of Magellan - November 28
Hello, Atlantica Players.
Would you like to learn more about Magellan, who discovered that Columbus' continent was actually the New World?
It was August 1519 when Magellan left Spain and started his circumnavigation of the globe.
On October 21, 1520, after 1 year of sailing, he entered an unknown strait while crossing the Atlantic and going south along the coast of Brazil and Argentina.
Had even 1 month passed? On November 28, an endless body of seawater was right in front of his eyes.
Magellan named the waters the 'Mar Pacifico (Pacific Ocean),' in spite of his hardships.
In 99 days, he reached Guam and the Philippines. He let Europe know that the world was round, that what Columbus found was not India but the New World, and that the world's biggest ocean lay beyond it.

Did you know?TeslaNPC - Tesla
Nikola Tesla (Serbian Cyrillic: Никола Тесла) (July 10, 1856 – January 7, 1943) was a world-renowned Serbian-American inventor, physicist, mechanical engineer, and electrical engineer. He is best known for his revolutionary work in and numerous contributions to the discipline of electricity and magnetism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Tesla's patents and theoretical work form the basis of modern alternating current electric power (AC) systems, including the polyphase power distribution systems and the AC motor, with which he helped usher in the Second Industrial Revolution.

In the United States, Tesla's fame rivaled that of any other inventor or scientist in history or popular culture. After his demonstration of wireless communication in 1893 and after being the victor in the "War of Currents," he was widely respected as America's greatest electrical engineer. Much of his early work pioneered modern electrical engineering and many of his discoveries were of groundbreaking importance. In 1943, the Supreme Court of the United States credited him as being the inventor of the radio. Never putting much focus on his finances, Tesla died impoverished and forgotten at the age of 86.

His contribution was recognized and the derived SI unit measuring magnetic flux density or magnetic induction (commonly known as the magnetic field, ), the tesla, was named in his honor (at the Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures, Paris, 1960).

Aside from his work on electromagnetism and engineering, Tesla is said to have contributed in varying degrees to the fields of robotics, ballistics, computer science, nuclear physics, and theoretical physics. In his later years, Tesla was regarded as a mad scientist and became noted for making bizarre claims about possible scientific developments. Many of his achievements have been used, with some controversy, to support various pseudosciences, UFO theories, and New Age occultism. Contemporary admirers of Tesla have deemed him the man who invented the twentieth century.

Source: New World Encyclopedia