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Today in history 1/18/2017

1/18/2017:

Today in history, Frederick III (see picture below), the elector of Brandenburg, becomes king of Prussia in 1701.

Today in history, Captain James Cook discovers the Hawaiian Islands, naming them the ‘Sandwich Islands’ after the First Lord of the Admiralty, Lord Sandwich in 1778. 83 more words

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Today in history 1/17/2017

1/17/2017:

Today in history, The Treaty of Lyon ends a short war between France and Savoy in 1601.

Today in history, Captain James Cook (see picture below) becomes the first person to cross the Antarctic Circle in 1703. 61 more words

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