Lion cub. Picture courtesy National Geographic.
I think all of you have heard about National Geographic but probably most of you does not have idea about the history of this society. It was founded in 1888 “to increase and diffuse geographic knowledge” with the mission to inspire, illuminate and teach.
The National Geographic Society began as a club for an elite group of academics and wealthy patrons interested in travel. On January 13, 1888, 33 explorers and scientists gathered at the Cosmos Club, a private club then located on Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C., to organize “a society for the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge.” After preparing a constitution and a plan of organization…
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