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What Happened on March 12, 1642

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Abel Tasman is the 1st European to sight New Zealand, viewing the north-west coast of the South Island

Explorer and Seafarer Abel Tasman
Explorer and Seafarer
Abel Tasman

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About March 12, 1642

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 378 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces