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James Cook on a new voyage of discovery 1776: James Cook on a new voyage of discovery
12.7.1776: James Cook on a new voyage of discovery
With two voyages already under his belt, James Cook set off on a new exploratory mission. He discovered Hawaii in 1778, and set off from there in a second attempt to find a North-West or North-East Passage. But damage to a ship forced him to return to Hawaii. The explorer and cartographer was killed there in 1779 in a dispute with the locals.
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What was Kirsten Flagstad, Norwegian singer born on this day in 1895, famous for?
  Her Wagner interpretations
  Her liaison with Henrik Ibsen
  Her knitting skills
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