On This Day

What Happened on October 25, 1616

Historical Events


Historic DiscoveryDirk Hartog Discovers Australia

Dutch East India Company ship "The Eendracht" discovers Dirk-Hartog Island, Australia

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An illustration of Dirk Hartog nailing the inscribed pewter plate in Dirk Hartog Island, Australia
An illustration of Dirk Hartog nailing the inscribed pewter plate in Dirk Hartog Island, Australia
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1616 Highlights

About October 25, 1616

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 404 years, 2 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Scorpio