Vitus Bering and the European Discovery of Alaska

It wasn’t until the 18th century that Russia decided to explore their Pacific coast, sending a Danish explorer to map the furthest reaches of their dominion, and determine whether or not Asia and the Americas were connected. That Danish explorer’s name was very nearly lost to history, and while you might recognize his name today, you probably have never heard his story.
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  • Nicely done, sir. Thank you for informing me with a great tale of accomplishment and whoa.

    Frank GullaFrank Gulla2 өдрийн өмнө
  • it's incredible how far this fella traveled . in the early 1700s , most people never went further than 10 miles from home .

    Dano ManDano Man4 өдрийн өмнө
  • Having been born in Alaska I thought that I was well schooled in the history of the area. Once again you have done your usual excellent work and brought forth many facts that wasn't taught to me in school. Thank you!

    David ZiemerDavid Ziemer5 өдрийн өмнө
  • Ty

    Ted BerwickTed Berwick7 өдрийн өмнө
  • Eat your veggies, kids

    Lakrids PibeLakrids Pibe8 өдрийн өмнө
  • Was there a Scottish explorer named Craig Dustin in Alaska

    Russel MurrayRussel Murray10 өдрийн өмнө
  • Well, it is not forgotten here, in Russia and Bering considered on the russian great explorers and sailors. As you may see in video, Bering and his expeditions were well celebrated and immortalized many times on banknotes, books, movies e.t.c.

    Yury PozdnyakovYury Pozdnyakov10 өдрийн өмнө
  • While on Adak in 1975, I took a very, very, very short dip in the Bering Sea. Today, I found out the source of that damn cold water. Thank you!

    warren osbornewarren osborne14 өдрийн өмнө
  • Being from the Alaskan Interior, I was drawn to the Bering Sea, one trip and it was “Ok I’ve been!” Thanks THG, for the great lesson, as usual !!

    Rob TinsleyRob Tinsley15 өдрийн өмнө
  • 10:09 Mount Saint Elias, is the second-highest mountain (not 4th) in North America.

    Debi TaylorDebi Taylor15 өдрийн өмнө
    • Sorry, you are incorrect. Denali, Logan, Pico de Orizaba, St Elias

      The History Guy: History Deserves to Be RememberedThe History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered15 өдрийн өмнө
  • 5:54 So Sarah Palin wasn't so dumb after all ;)

    Debi TaylorDebi Taylor15 өдрийн өмнө
    • I make no judgements on Governor Palin, but 1: she did not actually say that, Tina Fey did, and 2: yes, you can see Russia from Alaska:

      The History Guy: History Deserves to Be RememberedThe History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered15 өдрийн өмнө
  • Men were courageous, resourceful, and tough back then

    Peter O'LearyPeter O'Leary17 өдрийн өмнө
  • I heard that there are two islands in the Bering strait, one is Russian and the other is US territory. People living on them were related and only able to meet after the Cold War.

    Philip GardnerPhilip Gardner19 өдрийн өмнө
  • A war from 1700 to 1721, wow not that a war!

    Ray CastRay Cast19 өдрийн өмнө
  • Slightly proud here: Vitus Bering was born in my home town of Horsens, Denmark

    Claus LundbergClaus Lundberg19 өдрийн өмнө
  • Let us implement political correctness into the conversation. In the future we should not refer to Ivan "The Terrible," rather we should refer to him as Ivan The Often Unpleasant.

    Lance Boil's Lionel & Marx TrainsLance Boil's Lionel & Marx Trains19 өдрийн өмнө
  • Highly recommend, "Where the Sea Breaks Its Back". By Corey Ford. Taken from Steller and Bering's manuscripts details their exploration. Steller contributed a lot and his observations as the first naturalist is huge. As well as his medical skills. This is an excellent read and invaluable insight for those who enjoy the real and not always pretty facts of history.

    M WM W20 өдрийн өмнө
  • I love them old maps

    Lorenz KiralyLorenz Kiraly20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Strange that the Inuit seem to know that Alaska was there all that time before he arrived. Now if you want to talk about what happened after people who wanted to get all these resources for themselves, then this seems to be the marker for its discovery to us.

    Michael BagleyMichael Bagley20 өдрийн өмнө
  • You need a better microphone - too trebbelly.....

    Peter SweeneyPeter Sweeney20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Hi History Guy. Love your videos. When you use photographs do you use stock photos from the time period or are the photos of the history you are sharing with us. I feel it would improve your videos if your photos were titled.

    zdcyclops1 lickleyzdcyclops1 lickley21 өдрийн өмнө
  • Russians. Just like us. The whole continent is OURS. China. What?

    Paul HerzogPaul Herzog21 өдрийн өмнө
  • Topic request: The yellow fleet of the Suez Canal

    Vaughan OwensVaughan Owens21 өдрийн өмнө
  • You did it again. Knowledge passed down to now be able to know why we have a "Bering" strait on our northwest shoulders of our continent. Not on the Canadian school curriculum circa 1970. Thanks HG as always for filling my mind where it might have remained blank on this subject.

    David TuckerDavid Tucker21 өдрийн өмнө
  • I look at what these early explorers went through and I think about out efforts today ... .

    Bob SmithBob Smith21 өдрийн өмнө
  • Where was this guy one I was in school?

    Philip MillerPhilip Miller21 өдрийн өмнө
  • I'd love to hear the history of fine furniture making, and in particular, sandpaper.

    David EvansDavid Evans21 өдрийн өмнө
  • 00:20 Columbus never landed on North America and not knew about North America. First European to discover what is USA was Ponce De Leon, sailing from Puerto Rico in 1513. Actually columbus died claiming that he reached India.. We still call the natives "Indians" due Columbus errors in navigation. Im a flight instructor that teaches pilots of all kinds of navigation methods..

    AirplaneEmergency TurnbacksAirplaneEmergency Turnbacks21 өдрийн өмнө
    • @The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered Again, I studied in a Latin American University. We did have books naming Central, South and North America continents. NAFTA deleted Central America.. LoL.. You cannot delete a continent. But Central American governments, delighted with the promised jobs from USA and Canada if they let them themselves be part of the Mighty North America, went along with the name. They laugh at the whole stupid NAFTA idiocy that only benefits them.

      AirplaneEmergency TurnbacksAirplaneEmergency Turnbacks16 өдрийн өмнө
    • @AirplaneEmergency Turnbacks some Geographers consider Europe and Asia to be one continent. But continents are a convention, not a strict rule. Again, I can find no evidence that there has ever been a conventional description of continents where Central America was considered to be a continent. That it not some insult, not a dictate of imperial powers, and not some change due to NAFTA.

      The History Guy: History Deserves to Be RememberedThe History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered16 өдрийн өмнө
    • ​@The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered So we have more continents that the imperial powers said before. Ok, we have them. Fine with me. But if Central America is not, Neither Europe is a real continent. There are no real huge water body dividers from Asia. It is a huge land mass with different races mostly. The Asians want to move all over to Europe area using the logic of Central America elimination as continent. You dont care for that?? Lets care for the future, not just the past. That elimination of Central America as a continent, and now part of North America was stupid and has caused huge problems for USA. Which spilled to Europe too. See the new "North Americans" janitors and landscapers invasion invading the USA west and south. Using my hard earned taxpayers money, interrupting the doctors, pilots, nurses, scientist that want to move to USA and up the economy, but are delayed due the illegal idiots all over.. That political, greedy Wall Street deccision pushed into UN, gave the greedy lawyers a great tool to keep illegals in USA legally, and voting later to pull the west out of USA states by year 2050. Maybe you sir are too much into history and not into present events. Hope you can pare the past to the present and the future too a bit more into your great history videos. Have a nice day...

      AirplaneEmergency TurnbacksAirplaneEmergency Turnbacks16 өдрийн өмнө
    • @AirplaneEmergency Turnbacks again, I don’t mean to be cantankerous, but if Central America is a continent, how many continents do you think there are? 25? 30? If all that separates land masses is a river that runs part of a distance, Africa must be at least five continents. Certainly the Arabian peninsula and India must be continents. New Guinea, New Zealand, Greenland and Madagascar must be continents. In fact, given that the Rio Grande runs more North to South than East to West, wouldn’t the continental US be at least three continents? (East coast to Mississippi river, Mississippi to the Rio Grande, Rio Grande to West coast.) The Rio Grande is the nineteenth largest river in the world. It the Rio Grande creates a continental boundary, then there must be many more continents. Again, this is all to somehow claim that Columbus accomplished nothing getting to Cuba, but that Ponce de Leon was the discoverer by making it 90ish more miles to Florida? I respect your work and expertise as a pilot. But Central America as a continent doesn’t fit any model I can find in literature, even considering continental fragments and micro-continents. Even by the confusing standard where even geologists disagree whether there are four, five, or seven continents, I am missing how Central America could meet the definition.

      The History Guy: History Deserves to Be RememberedThe History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered17 өдрийн өмнө
    • ​@The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered Sir, you posted.. "But the various disagreements have never historically placed Central America and Northern America on different continents".. Well, not on American or British Empire or non Spanish universities. But in my Spanish speaking Latin American University i went in the 1970's, yes, we placed Central and South America as together, not only by geography due the canal is not counted been only a 100 year old man made that should not be counted as divider, but the fact that most countries in Central and South America share the same Spain origin AND language. Sir, the elimination of Central America as a continent or denial of been part of South America is clearly a political never a geographical "correction". Not even the canal can correct that. Its just politics, not geography.. If they erased Central America, we erase Europe too. Europe is part of Asia. And let me tell you this.. The Muslims in those Asian countries, based on above deletion of Central America, say then Europe is not really a continent either, and belongs to them Asians too. And they are invading Europe by the millions in last few decades. They are Asians they say, hence Europe is in Asia and belongs to them Asians too.. That 1990's USA clever but stupid political trick have consequences all over. Same with USA souther border crisis. NAFTA told Central Americans that they are North Americans too, so they have legal way for lawyers to validate their "Illegal Crossing" into USA as valid due THEY ARE NORTH AMERICANS TOO".. Comprende Now sir?? So last few decades, that stupid NAFTA is allowing 50 million Asians into Europe, and 50 million more Central Americans, er Pardon me.. "North Americans" now move into other countries, specially dumb USA. The dirty lawyers are exploiting that idiocy. That alters the politics of Europe and USA. It is called, Displace and Dominate. The majority wins even if they got there a few years ago only. Muslims are electing mayors in European cities, (See LondonsTan now).. And Mexicans have been taking over the USA west cities mostly. And the whole west USA in 2050. And Biden is kissing them at the border and giving them my taxpayers money too. Thanks.. Dont support dirty political tricks like that sir. As a historian you should know the history of those regions above, and discard political tricks as valid... Im JC Vega, Retired Commercial Pilot all over the 3 American Continents..

      AirplaneEmergency TurnbacksAirplaneEmergency Turnbacks17 өдрийн өмнө
  • Fascinating as usual.

    peter felthampeter feltham21 өдрийн өмнө
  • Such a cool episode! I’d love to see another on fort Ross and Russians in California

    Pretty PicPretty Pic21 өдрийн өмнө
  • I remain enthralled with the history of all things Alaska. Thanks.

    Bill BeyatteBill Beyatte21 өдрийн өмнө
  • @THG Request for a topic: The US immigration, 1900-1915. If a truly balanced view can be presented (yes, difficult to do) what politics was driving the immigration? Did it have the desired effect? How did the immigrants survive/thrive in a new land in an era prior to progressive views of government welfare? In what ways did the arrival of the immigrants significantly alter the balance of political power?

    Lance KazLance Kaz21 өдрийн өмнө
  • How can 46 men desert 34 person expedition?

    LivingInVancouverBCLivingInVancouverBC21 өдрийн өмнө
  • Good sir: Are you aware the someone else now has a channel called The History Guy? It's obviously not you and only has about 35K subscribers, but doesn't MNthe have any rule about such things? I just thought you should know. It really urinated me when I clicked on one of their videos expecting it to be you!

    Frank FreemanFrank Freeman21 өдрийн өмнө
  • VERY interesting. I have been to Alaska many times. It truly is history worth remembering.

    Rex MyersRex Myers21 өдрийн өмнө
  • Facemasks, it's a little more relevant to modern times but I'm sure there's a history there.

    Sam JacksonSam Jackson22 өдрийн өмнө
  • Thanks for the lesson. Always enjoy your videos.

    Big Mike HBig Mike H22 өдрийн өмнө
  • I like the maps and drawings.

    Tyler DurdenTyler Durden22 өдрийн өмнө
  • Great to improve my knowledge between events at a swimming meet.

    Dr. Evan LevineDr. Evan Levine22 өдрийн өмнө
  • Stellar deserves his own video. Guy was amazing.

    Zakariah JohnsonZakariah Johnson22 өдрийн өмнө
  • Do Edan's War!!!!!

    Reynolds ReynoldsReynolds Reynolds22 өдрийн өмнө
  • One of the euro-centric world's greatest acts of hubris and folly has to be their bizarre fondness for "discovering" places where other humans had been living for thousands of years, renaming the newly discovered peoples and their lands...which then somehow ceased to be their lands, due to the magic of conquest, imperialism and greed. Of course, from the Europeans' perspective, the humans long-settled in those foreign territories were not actually people--nevermind the fact that they had precisely the same anatomy as the conquistadors and the same bonds of family, language and culture, etc--due to the very dark magic of racism and a raging case of an imagined "superiority." Thing is that as ridiculous as it might seem to us for Columbus to be hailed as the discoverer of the Americas when 100 million people spread across thousands of different cultures and societies were already living there, the fact is that this mindset is still very much alive & well. Kipling and Teddy Roosevelt's conception of the "white man's burden" absolutely informs both American foreign aid and the policies of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, not to mention the bizarre paternalism of white America's attitude toward the descendants of the slaves upon whose backs so much of that country was built. And the Europeans still in Europe are hardly any better. I mean, just consider the history of all those former empires and the attitudes toward and policies affecting the people in their former colonial "possessions." One of the biggest of the many differences between the mostly European conquerors and those whom they subdued actually lies in their respective views of history. While it is finally now falling out of favor as an absurd act of reductionism & oversimplification, the Great Man conceptualization of history and the Hegelian notion of Progress bravely, inexorably marching in a linear fashion across the pages of history are both supremely European contraptions. Self-aggrandizing and self-justifying in the extreme, these are both manifestations of how Europeans view this very day, to a large extent. Historiography always says more about the historian than the history he is explaining.

    Haeuptling AberjaHaeuptling Aberja22 өдрийн өмнө
    • We were careful throughout to state these were first European discoveries, not first discoveries. While that is, indeed, “Euro-centric,” we are not misrepresenting that fact. The first European discovery is important, as it established connections between the “old world,” and the “new world.” While connection had enormous negative impacts, and even the “old” vs “new” terminology is Euro-centric, it is, by any standard, one of the single most important events in human history, and thus deserves to be remembered. Europeans also brought a sort of science that, while not fairly called superior to that used by ancient peoples who accomplished the extraordinary task of populating new continents, included things like cartography that allowed a better understanding across the human population. Events were also recorded in the way the distinguishes history from prehistory. No matter the ills of colonialism, the purported flaws of European culture, and the largely undocumented virtues of indigenous societies, the “discovery” and connecting of the two is objectively important history, as are the accomplishments of the explorers who faced extraordinary risks. We will continue to present this history, as we strongly believe that history deserves to be remembered, even if the facts of history offend some people’s ideological biases.

      The History Guy: History Deserves to Be RememberedThe History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered22 өдрийн өмнө
  • THE FRIDAY NIGHT MASSACRE: DHS Secretary Fires Majority of Homeland Security Advisory Council. The firings are seen as the Biden administration’s latest effort to rebrand the government agency, especially as the border crisis continues. The White House can argue that removing these 32 people is a way of establishing a board that view illegal immigration the same way as the administration. The problem, however, is they chose to do this during the middle of the border crisis. Instead of focusing on the task at hand, DHS now has to vet and find new members for the HSAC when their attention should be stopping the border surge. One thing is for certain though: Biden can no longer blame Trump. Getting rid of people from other administrations means he can no longer point the finger at Trump appointees. Well, they shouldn’t blame Trump going forward - but Biden and President Harris will be blaming him for the duration of the administration. (See also Obama blaming George W. Bush throughout his entire administration.)

    Richy KayRichy Kay22 өдрийн өмнө
  • You remind me of Mike Palin from Monty Python, same manerisms without the accent.

    David EstrichDavid Estrich22 өдрийн өмнө
  • I can barely find any information on the career of Admiral George Morrison father of singer Jim Morrison. 1. He served in 3 wars 2. He was a naval aviator (who knows what he flew?) 3. He was involved in nuclear weapons training of some kind?? 4. He was at the Gulf of Tonkin during the incident. 5. That’s it

    Tim McGuireTim McGuire22 өдрийн өмнө
  • I know it means nothing but I'm not a fan of the new intros

    Richard GloverRichard Glover22 өдрийн өмнө
  • Thanks for the summary. I was first introduced to this account from the book "Where the sea breaks its back" by Cory Ford. Interesting read. I think it is crazy that the expedition had to cross all of Russia without good roads, then build a post office, rope works, build their ships, etc. Oh and go on an expedition. All the while people asking "why aren't you making more progress?" Amazing what they got done against that backdrop.

    Tracker LoungeTracker Lounge22 өдрийн өмнө
  • The lesson? We’re all in this together.

    Rod - N6NIIRod - N6NII22 өдрийн өмнө

    peter cottopeter cotto22 өдрийн өмнө
  • The Vikings found Irish Monks on Iceland.

    Mark RowlandMark Rowland22 өдрийн өмнө
  • I spent some tours in Alaska when I was in The US Air Force in the early 1980's ( Cold War ). We did some work on the radars sites there . Some of stations faced the Bering sea and I never gave it much thought about why it named that way. Now I know. I will always remember that from now on. Alaska is a beautiful State. Great story History Guy, Thank You.

    Jose MorenoJose Moreno22 өдрийн өмнө
  • Wow, the Russians tried so hard yo own America, then they sold Alaska.

    Beach BoyBeach Boy22 өдрийн өмнө
  • It would be great to hear about some of the first Russian settlers in Alaska....

    Jim OrlowskiJim Orlowski22 өдрийн өмнө
  • The story about Vitus Bering are well known ........... But then, I’m danish. 😉

    Kasper KjærsgaardKasper Kjærsgaard22 өдрийн өмнө
  • The new Kamchatka drinking game video. Yay! ;)

    A BritA Brit22 өдрийн өмнө
  • Dude,what about the half buried massive infrastructure and buildings from before the flood found all over north america

    Sean MillerSean Miller22 өдрийн өмнө
  • Captain COOK was the first to contact the native people of Alaska.

    Bulvine ScatologistBulvine Scatologist22 өдрийн өмнө
    • Russians were doing fir trading in Alaska three decades before Cook's Third Voyage.

      The History Guy: History Deserves to Be RememberedThe History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered22 өдрийн өмнө
  • What a horrible way to become famous. Then again, I'd volunteer for a trip to Mars.

    Planet EarthPlanet Earth22 өдрийн өмнө
  • @TheHistoryGuy know about the scietist who slept on the Hiroshima bomb the night before it went off.....Dr walz or waltz at the VA er clinic Roudebush VA knows the story

    Sam BurdgeSam Burdge23 өдрийн өмнө
  • Oh the word "history" sexist now??

    Mike DeMariaMike DeMaria23 өдрийн өмнө
  • Nice new intro to the video.

    John Di FranciscoJohn Di Francisco23 өдрийн өмнө
  • I do enjoy your work. Most of the stories I know a little about and learn more. This one I knew practically nothing about, other than the strait having been named after Bering. Excellent video. Take Care and be safe, John

    John DoeJohn Doe23 өдрийн өмнө
  • Thank you for making this, Then there is the tale of Erling Stensgaard, who brought Vitus Berings cannons to Denmark, and who was - simply explained - an ancestor of mine, images here:

    Peter LarsenPeter Larsen23 өдрийн өмнө
    • @Peter Larsen Great! It works now. Interesting pictures. They remind me of some of the pictures we have of our Danish relatives, although none of them was famous.

      LizJLizJ23 өдрийн өмнө
    • @LizJ Thank you, try now :)

      Peter LarsenPeter Larsen23 өдрийн өмнө
    • Hi Peter Larsen. The link, when accessed, says "Sorry, this content isn't available at this time".

      LizJLizJ23 өдрийн өмнө
  • Siberia. Part of the Russian Empire/USSR/Russian Federation because no one else whats it.

    James the Other OneJames the Other One23 өдрийн өмнө
  • Outstanding presentation H.G. Having spent time on "Berings' Sea" I am not compelled to return.

    rudolf yakichrudolf yakich23 өдрийн өмнө
  • Love your program, but have a question, what happened to the model classic corvette i used to see on a shelve, in back of you, blue i think it was

    juan r olmosjuan r olmos23 өдрийн өмнө
    • I still have it. I shuffle things around on set. It will come back eventually.

      The History Guy: History Deserves to Be RememberedThe History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered23 өдрийн өмнө
  • I learned most of this from James Mitchner in his book “Alaska”.

    David SmithDavid Smith23 өдрийн өмнө
    • Mitchner was a great story teller.

      Justin KaseJustin Kase21 өдрийн өмнө
  • It amazing how many thing Europeans so called discovered that already had Native Americans there.

    Wanda HolmesWanda Holmes23 өдрийн өмнө
  • Archaeology shows there was pre Columbian contact with Alaska and established trade with the Siberia. There may not have been much but it certainly happened.

    KLRJUNEKLRJUNE23 өдрийн өмнө
  • "Half-steam ahead by guess and lead, for the sun is mostly veiled- Through fog to fog, by luck and log, sail ye as Bering sailed."-Rudyard Kipling, The Rhyme of the Three Sealers.

    Toughen Up, FluffyToughen Up, Fluffy23 өдрийн өмнө
    • True enough, I fished the Bering for 6 months , we nearly never saw the sky or knew where the sun might be, even the 20-hour days.

      jack prierjack prier22 өдрийн өмнө
  • He does have a cigar brand named after him

    michael porziomichael porzio23 өдрийн өмнө
  • As a PNW native, we learned this in school. Of course, that was before it was racist to even mention a white person doing anything like discovery.

    Mark WandreyMark Wandrey23 өдрийн өмнө
  • The History Guys style of story telling reminds me so much of the late great Paul Harvey and his "The Rest of the Story" radio broadcasts. I loved Paul Harvey as a boy. And I would tune in our AM Radio everyday to hear the legendary Paul Harvey and The Rest of The Story. My mom bought me all of The Rest of The Story Books.

    thelastpatriotthelastpatriot23 өдрийн өмнө
  • Greetings from Anchorage, AK.

    gary deangary dean23 өдрийн өмнө
  • God bless America! Long live the Republic.

    Patrick NewlunPatrick Newlun23 өдрийн өмнө
  • Thank You!

    Uncle BobUncle Bob23 өдрийн өмнө
  • Boy, @1:20 in that painting Ivan really DOES look Terrible!😁

    ice9ice923 өдрийн өмнө
  • Do one on Nordiscold, first man to sail the northeast passage at the end of 1800s.

    John OJohn O23 өдрийн өмнө
  • The straight, the sea, the island, if he had been forgotten the world would have never gotten its Bering's.

    Perpetual PunsterPerpetual Punster23 өдрийн өмнө
  • One of the nicest bow ties I have ever seen. Love it.

    GermanShepherd1983GermanShepherd198323 өдрийн өмнө
  • I’d love to see a THG episode on scuba diving. Rumor is the original dive tables were created by the US Navy using goats...

    Brad DreyerBrad Dreyer23 өдрийн өмнө
  • Fortuna cigarette, jus saying

    TeddyBelcher 4K Ultra wide 21:9TeddyBelcher 4K Ultra wide 21:923 өдрийн өмнө
  • Thanks

    steve shoemakersteve shoemaker23 өдрийн өмнө
  • “For ten months the rest of the crew were too sick before they could construct another ship”. Bloody hell.

    mike kleinmike klein23 өдрийн өмнө
    • @The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered While foxes ate the sick & dying. It was horrible.

      Zakariah JohnsonZakariah Johnson22 өдрийн өмнө
    • They literally built another ship from the shattered remnants of the first, while, essentially, slowly starving and freezing. It was an extraordinary feat indeed.

      The History Guy: History Deserves to Be RememberedThe History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered22 өдрийн өмнө
  • Great treatment of the subject. As a fellow Dane I am pleased that he too was part of exploration history and naturally all Danish school children are taught this story. Fittingly and in true Danish fashion a very nice beer was named after his as well. Ha ha ha

    greeropsgreerops23 өдрийн өмнө
  • Thank you really appreciate the education.

    David BlankDavid Blank23 өдрийн өмнө
  • Was Vitus Bering related to Ball Bearing? I once contracted scurvy on a trans-Atlantic crossing. However, the doctor wasn't able to explain how such a thing could have occurred on a 9 hour British Airways flight between London and New York City.

    Joey JamisonJoey Jamison23 өдрийн өмнө
    • LOL

      The History Guy: History Deserves to Be RememberedThe History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered22 өдрийн өмнө
  • 1:16 Ivan might be terrible but he's got a great side eye.

    yawn yawn yap yapyawn yawn yap yap23 өдрийн өмнө
  • zuebelon pike! and the red river expedition.

    Chad CloudChad Cloud23 өдрийн өмнө
  • I dont like your skin color and tone boy. It seems racist. New sheriff in town haven't had heard?

    censored mancensored man23 өдрийн өмнө
  • Always a pleasure to listen to your very interesting and animated critique. Thank you for sharing.

    Human InterfacesHuman Interfaces23 өдрийн өмнө
  • When I consider the hardships those people had to endure, I remember a history professor who told me " That was back when the men were men, and the woman were too!"

    Chris CareyChris Carey23 өдрийн өмнө
  • Another excellent lesson. Greatly appreciated. You have single handedly revived the spark of couriosity of all the world's history. Many thanks.

    Stan RaybornStan Rayborn23 өдрийн өмнө
  • thanks

    Marsh Oak Dojo - Tim PruittMarsh Oak Dojo - Tim Pruitt23 өдрийн өмнө
  • You mentioned that Captain Cook gave Bering's name to the strait. I've always associated Captain Cook with exploration in the South Pacific. Looks like there's more of Cook's life that deserves to be remembered.

    Emmit StewartEmmit Stewart23 өдрийн өмнө
  • You can recite what most history books say of his life and voyages in less than a minute. It's good to hear more of his story.

    Emmit StewartEmmit Stewart23 өдрийн өмнө
  • I see a sextant on the shelf to your right. That is such a important instrument in the exploration of the earth and heavens, it's invention and development is "history that deserves to be remembered" and shared.

    Mark WarrenMark Warren23 өдрийн өмнө
  • "Sewards Folly" Autocorrrct is the devils folly.

    Barry LewisBarry Lewis23 өдрийн өмнө
  • Tough times to be an Explorer. The remedy for scurvy was probably beyond their reach. It would have been interesting for this video to connect this discovery to ",Stewards Folly" and the USA ownership of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands.

    Barry LewisBarry Lewis23 өдрийн өмнө
    • The two events are probably too far apart to connect (about 126 years from Bering's death to the U.S. purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867). I was surprised to learn quite a bit about President Buchanan while researching this. The Russians approached the U.S. about buying Alaska during Buchanan's term in office, but the purchase wasn't accomplished then because of the burgeoning split between north and south. James Michener's _Alaska_ tells the story well.

      LizJLizJ23 өдрийн өмнө
  • Thank the God's. Sock it too me History Guy.

    Scoundrel 666 SFBScoundrel 666 SFB23 өдрийн өмнө