please enjoy your travel through time on the 19th day of April, with interesting events, births & deaths on this day in history

19th April History Timeline

1700s / the 18th century on the 19th of April

1770 : Captain James Cook sighted Australia for the first time, at what is now known as Point Hicks in Victoria. The date entered in the log of HMS Endeavour was the 19th April 1770, but during the 2 year journey around the world they skipped a day on the calendar, so according to some sources, Cook arrived in Australia on the 20th April 1770. Cook’s Endeavour journey was the first European voyage to reach the east coast of Australia.

19th April 1770: Captain Cook Sights Australia (HistoryPod video)
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