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What Happened on June 8, 1652

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Person of interestWilliam Dampier

William Dampier, English explorer and pirate who was the 1st Englishman to explore parts of Australia and the 1st person to circumnavigate the world 3 times, born in East Coker, Sommerset, England (d. 1715)

Explorer and Pirate William Dampier
Explorer and Pirate
William Dampier

1652 Highlights

About June 8, 1652

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 368 years, 7 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Gemini