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Today Captain Cook reached Hawaii

18 Jan 2021  Mon

On 18th January 1778, Captain James Cook, also known as Captain Cook, becomes the first European to travel to the Hawaiian Islands and called this island Sandwich Island. Captain Cook was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the British Royal Navy.

Captain Cook had made a detailed map of Newfoundland Island; before making three trips to the Pacific Ocean. While making a trip to the Pacific Ocean, he also made a record of being the first European to contact the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.

This stamp was issued by the United States of America; honour Captain James Cook for his achievements.

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