1811: A canoe carrying two men across a river strikes a tree and overturns during one leg of the Lewis and Clark expedition (1804 - 1806). President Thomas Jefferson commissioned the journey to map the United States' newly-acquired territory west of the Mississippi River, secured in the Louisiana Purchase. Original Artwork: Engraving from the 'Journal of the Voyages and Travels of a Corps of Discovery' by Patrick Gass, 1811. (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)
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