#On This Day – The Gift

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

#OnThisDay

On July 11th, 1776, Captain James Cook began his third voyage. Sailing onboard HMS Resolution in search of the North West Passage, Cook left Plymouth on July 12th 1776. During this expedition Cook would become the first European to visit the Hawaiian Islands in 1778. This voyage would become infamous for Cook’s death, as well as the death of four Marines, as tensions rose between Hawaiians and the crew of the Resolution.

To hear more about the travels of Captain James Cook and the gifts he received from the islanders, check out our podcast on the unexpected history of the gift!

Or why not read our magazine post on James Cook and gift-giving – click here

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