On This Day

What Happened on April 28, 1770

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

British Captain James Cook, aboard the Endeavour, lands at Botany Bay in Australia

Explorer James Cook
James Cook
Botanist and explorer Joseph Banks
Botanist and explorer
Joseph Banks

Famous Birthdays

  • Nikita P Panin, Russian diplomat and minister of Foreign affairs, born in Kharkiv, Ukraine (d. 1837)

Famous Deaths

  • Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo, French dancer, dies at 60