On this Date Feb 12

12 02 2011

On this date in 1541, Santiago, Chile was founded. Since this was a new city, it led people to ask, ” Where in the World in Chile is Santiago ? ”

On this date in 1709, Alexander Selkirk, Scottish seaman is rescued after 4+ years from Fernandez Island (inspiration for Daniel Defoe’s “Robinson Crusoe” and the Tom Hanks movie ” Castaway”.) Sadly he had to leave a friend behind on the island when he left. A cannonball named Wilson.

On this date in 1850, the Original Washington’s Farewell Address manuscript sells for $2,300 to a man living on the East Bay, Virginia. Or as the locals would later shorten and say, ” It was sold to a man on E Bay.”




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