On this day: Captain James Cook became the first European to sail below the Antarctic Circle

On this day: Captain James Cook became the first European to sail below the Antarctic Circle January 17, marks an anniversary in the history of Antarctic exploration. Captain James Cook first recorded crossing of the Antarctic Circle on January 17, 1773. James Cook was an English explorer, navigator and cartographer. The Royal Navy Captain made three voyages to the Pacific Ocean. He achieved the first European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the European discovery of the Hawaiian Islands. Cook was the first to circumnavigate and map the Newfoundland and New Zealand. Subscribe to Times Of India's Youtube channel here: http://goo.gl/WgIatu Also Subscribe to Bombay Times Youtube Channel here: http://goo.gl/AdXcgU Social Media Links: Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/TimesofIndia Twitter : https://twitter.com/timesofindia Google + : https://plus.google.com/u/0/+timesindia/posts On this day: Captain James Cook became the first European to sail below the Antarctic Circle

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January 17, marks an anniversary in the history of Antarctic exploration. Captain James Cook first recorded crossing of the Antarctic Circle on January 17, 1773. James Cook was an English explorer, navigator and cartographer. The Royal Navy Captain made three voyages to the Pacific Ocean. He achieved the first European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the European discovery of the Hawaiian Islands. Cook was the first to circumnavigate and map the Newfoundland and New Zealand.

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