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January 18
In 1778, English navigator Captain James Cook discovered the Hawaiian Islands, which he dubbed the Sandwich Islands.
In 1788, the first English settlers arrived in Australia's Botany Bay to establish a penal colony.
In 1911, the first landing of an aircraft on a ship took place as pilot Eugene B. Ely brought his plane in for a safe landing on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania in San Francisco Harbor.
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