What was Hawaii called when Europeans first discovered it ...

4 Places You Forgot Used to Be Called Something Else Most will remember that New York changed its name from New Amsterdam when the Dutch surrendered the city to the English in 1664. However, there are many other places around that world that used to be called something else. Some changed for political reasons, some on the wishes of ruling emperors and others simply because the townsfolk felt ...Author: Zack Creach…

Hawaii State History for Kids - Ducksters

Europeans Arrive The first recorded visit to Hawaii by a European was by British explorer Captain James Cook in 1778. At first, the local inhabitants treated Cook as if he was a god. They brought him and his crew many gifts. Cook named the islands the Sandwich Islands after the Earl of Sandwich.…