Today – November 7

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Today’s Notable Foreign Birthdays

James Cook – British explorer who made the first European contact with Hawaiians.

Official portrait of Captain James Cook
Official portrait of Captain James Cook (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Captain James Cook (7 November [O.S. 27 October] 1728 – 14 February 1779), was a British explorer, navigator and cartographer, ultimately rising to the rank of Captain in the Royal Navy. Cook was the first to map Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean during which he achieved the first European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands as well as the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.

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U. S. Contemporaries: Revolutionary War Cycle – Liberty Generation – Nomad (Reactive) (1724-1741)


Marie Curie – Nobel Prize winning Physicist and pioneer in the field of radioactivity.

English: Marie Curie (born Maria Salomea Sk?od...
Marie Curie (born Maria Salomea Sk?odowska), Nobel Prize awardee in Chemistry. Official Nobel Prize photo. Bild:Marie Curie (Nobel-Chem).png (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Marie Sklodowska Curie(November 7, 1867 – July 4, 1934) was a physicist and chemist of Polish upbringing and, subsequently, French citizenship.

She was a pioneer in the field of radioactivity, the first person honored with two Nobel Prizes, and the first female professor at the University of Paris.

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U. S. Contemporaries: World War Cycle – Missionary Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1860-1882)

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