Explorer George Vancouver died at London, England. At age 14, Vancouver joined the crew on Captain James Cook’s second voyage. He later led expeditions along the west coast of North America, from Alaska to what is now California. Exploring the area where a city would bear his name almost 100 years later, he admired its "innumerable pleasing landscapes." The City of Vancouver was incorporated in 1886.

Date: 
Saturday, May 12, 1798
Month: 
05
Day: 
12