On This Day

What Happened on November 26, 1778

Historical Events

Historic Event

British explorer Captain James Cook is the first European to visit Maui in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii)

Explorer James Cook
James Cook

Famous Deaths

  • Jean-Noel Hamal, composer, dies at 68
1778 Highlights

About November 26, 1778

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 242 years, 10 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius