Today in History
September 26, 1580
Francis Drake Comes Home Again
After sailing since December 1577, Sir Francis Drake and his crew of 56 arrive at Plymouth, England, making Drake the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe. During the voyage a storm off the southern tip of South America blows Drake so far south that he will later become acknowledged as the first Antarctic explorer and the eponym for the infamous Drake Passage. Queen Elizabeth knights him on his arrival.
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