James Cook

James Cook Entered The Antarctic on January 17, 1773

January 17th is the day the British navigator “James Cook” entered the Antarctic Circle.

James Cook (commonly known as Captain Cook) was the first European to enter the Antarctic Circle on this day in 1773.

He has sailed to the Pacific Ocean three times in his lifetime.

Mainly achieved the following results, and was promoted from the bottom to the captain.

  • Reaching the east coast of Australia
  • Discovery of the Hawaiian Islands
  • Creating nautical charts for Newfoundland (an island on the east coast of Canada) and New Zealand
  • Writing a logbook

Wikipedia: James Cook

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