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Captain James Cook

Captain James Cook (1728-1779)

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    1768  CEJames Cook discovers and explores the east coast of Australia.
    1769  CEJames Cook lands in New Zealand.
    1770  CEAustralia was 'discovered' by James Cook when he arrives in New South Wales
    1772  CEJames Cook crosses the Antarctic Circle and circumnavigates Antarctica.
   Jan 1773  CECaptain James Cook and his crew become the first men to cross the Antarctic Circle.
    1773  CECaptain James Cook becomes the first to cross Antarctic Circle (66 33' S).
    1774  CECaptain James Cook reaches a record 71 10' S, 1820 km from S pole.
   Jan 1775  CECaptain James Cook, on his third voyage, sails past South Georgia and discovers the South Sandwich Islands two weeks later.
    1778  CECaptain James Cook discovers Maui and the Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands).
    1778  CECaptain James Cook first sights Oregon coast, at Yaquina Bay.
    1778  CECaptain James Cook passes through Bering Strait.
    1778  CECaptain James Cook sights Cape Flattery, in Washington state.
 14 Feb 1779  CECaptain James Cook was killed on Hawaii.
 
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