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What Happened on December 18, 1642

Historical Events


DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

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

Explorer and Seafarer Abel Tasman
Explorer and Seafarer
Abel Tasman

1642 Highlights

About December 18, 1642

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 378 years and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius