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Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 08:30:24 EST
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
“DR. LIVINGSTONE, I PRESUME” DAY
(http://www.wayfarersbookshop.com/Biographies/Stanley_Biography/stanley_biography.html) On this day in 1871, Henry Stanley found the missing Scotsman,
David Livingstone. Livingstone, an explorer and missionary, had been missing
for two years. No white man had seen him in six years.
Through a promotion sponsored by The New York Herald, Stanley and several
companions set out looking for Livingstone some eight months earlier. (Stanley’
s fellow explorers died before this day.) Stanley’s search for Dr.
Livingstone ended at Ujiji, Africa.
He greeted the doctor, not with, “Are you all right?” or “I’m so glad I
found you,” but with these famous words: “Dr. Livingstone, I presume.”