Class's Timeline

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  • Oct 12, 1492


    Christopher Columbus discovered the new worlds in the name of spain.
  • Jan 1, 1497

    John Cabot

    John Cabot claims North America for England
  • Oct 30, 1501

    Amerigo Vespucci

    Amerigo Vespucci explores the coast of South America
  • Jan 1, 1519


    Ferdinand Magellan is the first to go around the world
  • Oct 30, 1519

    Alonzo de Pineda

    Alonzo de Pineda explores gulf Coast of America
  • Oct 30, 1524

    Giovanni Verrazano

    Giovanni Verrazano discovers New York Bay
  • Oct 30, 1528

    Panfilo de Narvaez

    Panfilo de Narvaez conquers Cuba and explores Florida
  • Oct 30, 1528

    Alvar Cabeza de Vaca

    Alvar Cabeza de Vaca explores Texas, Arizona and New Mexico
  • Oct 30, 1534

    Jacques Cartier

    Jacques Cartier explores the Great Lakes and the the St. Lawrence River
  • Oct 30, 1539

    Hernando de Soto

    Hernando de Soto explores south-eastern North America
  • Oct 30, 1540

    Francisco Vázquez de Coronado

    Francisco Vázquez de Coronado explores south-western North America
  • Oct 30, 1540

    Garcia Lopez de Cardenas

    Discovery of the Grand Canyon by Garcia Lopez de Cardenas
  • Oct 30, 1541

    Francisco Vásquez de Coronado

    Francisco Vásquez de Coronado explores Kansas
  • Oct 30, 1542


    Cabrillo explores and discovers the Californian coast
  • Oct 30, 1542

    Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo

    Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers San Diego Bay, California
  • Oct 30, 1559

    Tristan de Luna

    Tristan de Luna explores North America
  • Oct 30, 1563

    Francisco de Ibarra

    Francisco de Ibarra explores New Mexico
  • Oct 30, 1576

    Sir Martin Frobisher

    Sir Martin Frobisher explores Baffin Bay and the Hudson Strait
  • Sep 26, 1580

    Sir Francis Drake

    Sir Francis Drake circumnavigates the world
  • Walter Raleigh

    Virginia colony of Roanoke Island established by Walter Raleigh
  • Walter Raleigh's fleet of seven vessels

    Walter Raleigh's fleet of seven vessels under Richard Grenville and Ralph Lane, with 108 men, reach Roanoke Island
  • Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe

    Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe (both in the service of Sir Walter Raleigh) explore the coast of North Carolina
  • Walter Raleigh

    Walter Raleigh receives the patent to explore and settle in North America
  • Captain John Smith

    Captain John Smith explorer and founder of Jamestown
  • Hudson

    Henry Hudson explores North eastern North America including the Hudson River