Micronesian colonists gradually settled the Marshall Islands during the 2nd millennium BC, with inter-island navigation made possible using traditional stick charts. Islands in the archipelago were first explored by Europeans in the 1520s, with Spanish explorer Alonso de Salazar sighting an atoll in August 1526. Other expeditions by Spanish and English ships followed. The islands derive their name from British explorer John Marshall, who visited in 1788. The islands were historically known by the inhabitants as "jolet jen Anij" (Gifts from God).
A WhiteIsland survivor who suffered burns to 80 per cent of his body in the explosion has shared his painstaking fight to recover movement in his hand ... White Island volcano... The blast claimed the lives of 22 people including Mr Milbank's White Island Tours colleagues Hayden-MarshallInman and Tipene Maangi (Milbank is pictured on White Island).
“In those meetings with the city, we realized that because of the new fire marshal requirement that openings be greater than 60 feet, the location of the gate and island at Glenway Drive had to be pushed further back from Old Canton Road than originally drawn and would significantly impede one property in particular,” Lange said ...Jordan R.