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What Happened on December 18, 1773

Historical Events

DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

A skirmish at Grass Cove in Queen Charlotte Sound results in the deaths of two Māori and nine members of James Cook's expedition, New Zealand

Explorer James Cook
James Cook

1773 Highlights

About December 18, 1773

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 247 years, 1 month and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius