|Stanley: "How I found Livingstone"|
What was this meeting all about? Who was Livingstone and who was Stanley?
This famous meeting is one of those incidents in history that an educated person has studied. And once you know about it, you'll always understand when this moment is referred to. (You can go to Wikipedia's entry on David Livingstone and scroll down to the "In Popular Culture" section to read recent references to this event).
For a brief biography, see BBC's profile on Livingstone.
For much more detail, see livingstoneonline.
Timesonline has the original newspaper articles about Livingstone and Stanley and BBC has the report about a recently revealed letter that sheds some light on Livingstone's experience.