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What Happened on December 19, 1642

Historical Events


MurderMurder of Interest

4 of Abel Tasman's crew killed at Wharewharangi (Murderers) Bay by Māori; Tasman's ships depart without landing

Explorer and Seafarer Abel Tasman
Explorer and Seafarer
Abel Tasman

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About December 19, 1642

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 378 years and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius