Explorer - Kyle By cmcgeh Jan 1, 1643 Birth of La Salle He was born in Rouen,France Jan 1, 1669 Travel La Salle travels to Lake Ontario in Canada Jan 1, 1682 An ending to main exploration La Salle finaly reaches the Gulf of Mexico from the Mississippi River. Jan 1, 1682 He is famous for........ Being the first europeon to sail the Mississippi River all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. Mar 19, 1687 Death of La Salle His men killed him. Mar 19, 1687 Problems Many of La Salle's ships were lost.