This Day In History - Stanley Finds Livingstone 1871

Stanley Finds Livingstone 1871

Friday, November 10, 2023

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Event Description

David Livingstone, a scottish explorer, had lost touch with the outside world for six years in Africa.

Henry Morton Stanley, who had been sent to find him by the New York Herald newspaper in 1869, found Livingstone in the town of Ujiji on the shores of Lake Tanganyika on 10 November 1871, greeting him with the now famous words "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" to which he responded "Yes", and then "I feel thankful that I am here to welcome you."

Event Location

Tanzania, Africa