Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid die in Bolivia, Marie Curie wins her second Nobel Prize, FDR wins an unprecedented fourth term, Steve McQueen dies, and Magic Johnson announces he is HIV-positive, all on this day.
1728: British naval officer, explorer and cartographer Captain James Cook, the first European to have contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, is born in the village of Marton in Yorkshire, now a suburb of Middlesbrough, England. Cook who made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to his voyages in the Pacific Ocean, also was the first to circumnavigate New Zealand.
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