On this day, long long ago in the merry year of 1642, Captain Abel Tasman of the Dutch East India Company became the first European to lay his eyes on New Zealand.
It was quite an accomplishment, and he was able to join the ranks of other Europeans who "discovered" land that was already inhabited. He wasn't able to bask in the inherent beauty of New Zealand, however, since Maori warriors kept him from landing.
To commemorate this day, try to buy something inherently New Zealand, like a kiwi!
Or, if you'd like to try your hand at exploring the explored, pick up this promotional globe.