On This Day

What Happened on February 14, 1779

Last Adventure of Captain Cook

Famous Deaths

James 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

1779 Highlights

About February 14, 1779

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 242 years, 11 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius