April 28th in history:
On April 28th, 1947, explorer Thor Heyerdahl and five crewmates began a voyage on the raft “Kon-Tiki,” to prove that people from South America could have settled Pacific islands. 80 more words
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The Kon-Tiki expedition was a 1947 journey by raft across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands, led by Norwegian explorer and writer Thor Heyerdahl.
For several years either side of my tenth birthday, my parents persisted in complaining that I was not reading enough. They thought I was doing something detrimental to my character, to my chances of well-being, or perhaps just ruining any hope of being normal, because I was not reading the classics. 369 more words