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Saturday, January 06, 2007

Person of the Day: James Cook

Keywords: geography, map

"Captain James Cook FRS RN (October 27, 1728 (O.S.) – February 14, 1779) was an English explorer, navigator and cartographer. Ultimately rising to the rank of Captain in the Royal Navy, Cook made three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, achieving the first European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia, the European discovery of the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation and mapping of Newfoundland and New Zealand."
Source: Wikipedia

Learn:
James Cook - About.com

See also:
Person of the Day - The World 2 Come

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