On This Day

What Happened on February 14, 1779

Article: Last Adventure of Captain Cook

Famous Deaths

Person of interestJames Cook

James Cook, British explorer, navigator and cartographer, discovered and explored Australia, Pacific Islands and New Zealand for Britain, killed in a fight with Hawaiians near Kealakekua at 50

Explorer James Cook
James Cook

1779 Highlights

About February 14, 1779

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 241 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius