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What Happened on October 10, 1659

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAbel Tasman

Abel Tasman, Dutch seafarer and explorer (1st European to sight Tasmania, New Zealand and Fiji), dies around the age of 55

Explorer and Seafarer Abel Tasman
Explorer and Seafarer
Abel Tasman

1659 Highlights

About October 10, 1659

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 361 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra