On This Day

What Happened on December 18, 1642

Historical Events

Historic Expedition

Abel Tasman's expedition sails around Farewell Spit and into Golden Bay, first sighting local Māori in New Zealand

1642 Highlights

About December 18, 1642

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 379 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius