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Facts about James Cook

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James Cook's 11 years sailing around the Pacific Ocean contributed much to European knowledge of the area.

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When not at sea, James Cook settled in the East End of London.

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Captain James Cook, FRS (October 27, 1728 – February 14, 1779), was an English explorer, navigator and cartographer.

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James Cook was born in relatively humble circumstances at Marton in North Yorkshire, which today is within the town of Middlesbrough.

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James Cook University Hospital, a teaching hospital in Marton, Middlesbrough was also named after the local explorer.

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The first post-secondary education institution in North Queensland, Australia was named after the discoverer, with James Cook University opening in Townsville in 1970.

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