Today in History
November 24, 1642
Home Of the Devil
The Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies, Anthony Van Dieman, sends two ships captained by Abel Tasman to map New Holland—the landmass later called Australia—in 1642. Along the way, Tasman claims for the Dutch an island he names Anthony Van Dieman's Land. Props go to Tasman when the island is renamed Tasmania in 1856.
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