On This Day

What Happened on March 7, 1778

Historical Events

DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

Captain James Cook 1st sights Oregon coast at Yaquina Bay

Explorer James Cook
James Cook

Famous Deaths

  • Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist and entomologist, dies at 58
1778 Highlights

About March 7, 1778

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 243 years, 7 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces