David Livingstone discovers Lake Nyasa in central Africa
British explorer Dr. David Livingstone had been exploring up a tributary of the Zambesi River using a steam launch. When he could go no further up the Shire River, he made his away across land to Lake Nyasa, today called Lake Malawi. He later tried to reach the lake via the Shire but without success. (By John Osborne)
Steven Otfinoski, David Livingstone: Deep in the Heart of Africa (Tarrytown, NY: Marshall Cavendish, 2007), 41.