Ascension Islands in History

Historical Events

  • 1501-05-20 Joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands
  • 1783-12-01 Jacques Charles and Nicolas Roberts make first untethered ascension with gas hydrogen balloon in Paris

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1836-07-19 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Ascension

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin