On This Day

What Happened on November 24, 1642

Historical Events


DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

Dutch explorer Abel Tasman discovers Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania)

Explorer and Seafarer Abel Tasman
Explorer and Seafarer
Abel Tasman

Famous Birthdays

  • Anne Hilarion de Cotentin, earl of Tourville/knight/admiral/marshal
1642 Highlights

About November 24, 1642

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 378 years and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius