This Day in History

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easter-island.jpgOn this day in 1722, Easter Island was discovered by the Europeans. The first recorded European visitor, Jacob Roggeveen, named the the island after setting foot on its soil on Easter Sunday. The island is regarded as the most remote, inhabited island in the world. The island is most known for their Moai sculptures that feature large, elongated heads. Read more about Easter Island at your Milwaukee Public Library.

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