You probably know by now that we love to travel back in time. Today is February 14th, which means… is Valentine’s Day! The funny fact is, although overshadowed by all the cards, roses and chocolates, unique things happened on this day which makes it also an interesting date with plenty of history. Curious? Click on the arrow to know more!


Captain James Cook is killed: 1779

5 Unique Things You Didn't Know Happened On Valentine's Day

Captain James Cook was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.