1537: The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, is formed 1609: Galileo demonstrates the first telescope 1768: Captain James Cook
departs from Plymouth on his first voyage, bound for the Pacific 1875: Captain Matthew Webb (pictured)makes the first unassisted swim across the English Channel, in 21 hours and 45 minutes 1919: The first scheduled passenger service by aeroplane takes place, from Paris to London 1944: Paris is liberated after four years, as the Germans surrender 1967: The Beatles go to Wales to study transcendental meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi 1972: The CAT scan is first introduced in the UK 2001: Singer Aaliyah is killed in an air crash in the Bahamas at the age of 22
1776: Explorer Captain James Cook
set sail from Plymouth on his third voyage of discovery, in search of a passage around the northern coast of America from the Pacific side.
CAPTAIN James Cook
, that greatest of Yorkshiremen, is again under attack from politically correct distorters of history, in Australia, who incorrectly claim our Marton-born celebrity to be a conqueror.
COINS to mark the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook
's voyage of discovery have been unveiled by the Royal Mint.
It has been 240 years since Captain James Cook
New arrivals include the Gotta Catch 'Em All exhibition which introduces the 18th Century natural scientists and artists who sailed with Captain James Cook
and their collection of natural history specimens which had never been seen before in Europe.
RESEARCHERS believe they have found the ship that legendary explorer Captain James Cook
used to sail to around the world submerged somewhere in Rhode Island's Newport Harbour.
HISTORIANS believe they may have found the ship Captain James Cook
was sailing when he discovered Australia.
1770: Captain James Cook
discovered New South Wales, Australia.
BORN John Cleese, UK |comedian, 1939, above Theodore Roosevelt, |US president, 1858, Captain James Cook
, |explorer, 1728 DIED Lou Reed, US pop |musician, 2013 David Shepherd, |cricket umpire, 2009 Charles Hawtrey, |comic actor, 1988, above
Unfortunately for him, Captain James Cook
had claimed the entire area for the British Crown - and so the settlement was named Melbourne, after the British Viscount.
1768: Captain James Cook
set off on his first voyage to explore the Antipodes, in the former Whitby collier HMS Endeavour - just 106 feet long with a complement of 94 men.