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What Happened on January 17, 1773

Historical Events

DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

Captain James Cook becomes 1st to cross Antarctic Circle (66° 33' S)

Explorer James Cook
James Cook

1773 Highlights

About January 17, 1773

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 248 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn