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Which state was originally called sandwich islnds?
The state of Hawaii was originally called the Sandwich Islands. They were designated as the Sandwich Islands from the English explorer Captain Cook back in 1778. Cook selected the name based on his superior who was named Sandwich. ...
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What was Captain James Cook's father called?
Captain James Cook was born in Marton, Yorkshire on the 7th of November, 1728, to a Scottish farm labourer, James Cook, and his English wife, Grace Pace. Including Captain James Cook, there were five children from the marriage. ...
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Was captain James cook captain of the first fleet if not what was he?
Captain Cook was not the captain of the First Fleet. Captain Arthur Phillip was the captain of the First Fleet. Captain Cook was the one who first claimed the eastern coast of the Australian continent for Great Britain. ...