Oct 21, 1000
1st European arrivalsNorsemen arrive in anada but did not stay. Thought to be the 1st Europeans to reach Canada.
Oct 21, 1497
John CabotJohn Cabot raised the English flag, probably in Nfld.
Oct 21, 1524
VerranzoItalian sailor Verranzo explored the east coast from Fl. to present day Nfld. Gave the name New France to this territory.