Saturday, October 27, 2012

This Day in History October 27, 1728
It just so happens that this day in history is a monumental one for Hawaii (as well as other areas of the world).  On this date in 1728, Captain James Cook was born.  He was a British explorer who sailed around the world twice and led three exploratory expedition for Great Britain.  Part of that exploration led to Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, and almost Antartica.  (You'll have to read about why he didn't discover that continent).  He also searched for the Northwest Passage, but of course, this mythical waterway did not exist.  It is sad to note how he met his untimely death.  On his third and final trip, he was stabbed to death by a Hawaiian native due to a dispute over a stolen boat.

If you would like to read more about him, check out these sites:

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting. When I married a man from Hawaii, I read more on the history. The marriage did not last, but my love for Hawaii, the people, and the history did.


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