The Valdivia Culture is one of the oldest settled cultures recorded in the Americas. It emerged from the earlier Las Vegas culture and thrived on the Santa Elena peninsula near the modern-day town of Valdivia, Ecuador between 3500 BC and 1800 BC.
Hunley Civil War submarine unveiled for first time, 12 January Charleston, SC. The Confederacy lost 21 crewmen in three sinkings of the Hunley during her short career. It was the first submarine to sink another ship.