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1733: The first polar bear was exhibited in America, in Boston.

1778: Captain James Cook became the first European to visit the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii).

1782: Daniel Webster was born in Salisbury, New Hampshire.

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1733: The first polar bear was exhibited in America, in Boston.

1778: Captain James Cook became the first European to visit the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii).

1782: Daniel Webster was born in Salisbury, New Hampshire.

1788: The First Fleet, carrying convicts and sheep, arrived in Australia's Botany Bay.

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