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What Happened on January 17, 1779

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Event of interestEvent of Interest

Captain James Cook's last notation in Discovery's ship's log

Explorer James Cook
Explorer
James Cook

1779 Highlights

About January 17, 1779

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 242 years and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn