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Vasco da Gama Reaches The Shores Near Calicut India

Today on May 20, 1498, Portuguese-explorer Vasco da Gama and his crew arrive at Calicut, India. Vasco da Gama, 1st Count of Vidigueira, was a...
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Captain James Cook First Spots The Eastern Coastline of Australia

Today on April 19, 1770, Captain James Cook became the first British explorer to spot Australia while on his First Expedition. Captain James Cook, the...
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Captain James Cook Discovers The Antarctic Circle

Today on January 17, 1773, Captain James Cook and his crew become the first Europeans to cross the Antarctic Circle. As one of Britain’s most...

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