James Cook Discovered The Hawaii on January 18, 1778
January 18th, 1778 is the day the British navigator “James Cook” discovered the Hawaiian Islands.
He is the first European to discover the Hawaiian Islands.
James Cook discovered “Oahu” on this day in 1778 and “Kauai” on the 20th.
When he landed on Kauai, he named the islands the “Sandwich Islands.”
It is because Earl of Sandwich was the Navy Minister at that time.