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What Happened on August 6, 1699

Historical Events


DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

HMS Roebuck, captained by William Dampier, lands at Shark Bay, Western Australia on the first British scientific expedition to Australia

Explorer and Pirate William Dampier
Explorer and Pirate
William Dampier

1699 Highlights

About August 6, 1699

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 321 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo