European Nations Settle in North America By haleyrose06 Apr 3, 1607 Jamestown is founded It was founded by 100 English settlers on the coast of Virginia. Apr 3, 1608 Quebec is Founded The French explorer, Samuel de Champlain founded the Colony of Quebec. Apr 1, 1609 Henry Hudson Claims Land Henry Hudson explores the Netherlands and claims the land that later becomes the New Netherland. Apr 3, 1616 Smallpox on New England Coast Epidemic of smallpox, brought by Europeans, kills many Native Americans on the New England coast. Apr 3, 1620 Pilgrims Pilgrims from England found an English Colony in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Apr 3, 1664 Duke of York The Duke drive out the Dutch in New Netherland. He claims the colony for England and rebnames it New York. Apr 3, 1675 King Phillip's War War begins between colonists and Native Americans in the Colonial villages of Massachusetts. Apr 3, 1683 Lower Mississippi is claimed Sieur de la Salle explored the lower half of the Mississippi Valley River and claims it. He named it Louisiana in Honor of French King Louis XIV.