Tuesday, December 25, 2012

This Day in History December 25, 1643

I, Aotearoa [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons

I did not realize this was named Christmas Island because of when it was discovered.  That's right, this little island was first discovered on this date in 1643.  It is a territory of Australia, and Captain William Mynors was the one who first saw it and named it. 

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