• Sep 3, 1492


    Columbus led his first eploration west ward. He landed in the Bahamas, islands that he believed to be near Asia,
  • Sep 3, 1497

    King Henry VII

    King Henry VII sent Cabot on a voyage too the west. The Englishthought that there might be a water route through the Americas that would lead north and west to Asia
  • Sep 3, 1498


    Columbus reached South America. Later, a mapmaker renamed the continent America.
  • Sep 3, 1508

    Juan Ponce De Leon

    Juan Ponce was a Spansih official in the New world. In 1508- 1509. He explored and settled the island of Puerto Rico.
  • Sep 4, 1520

    Lucas Vasquez de Allyon

    He had seen some of the atlantic coast line of this region on an expidition in 1520.Ayllon intendedf to plant a strong colony for Spain along the coast.
  • Jul 8, 1524

    Giovanni Da Verrazano

    Giovanni Da Verrazano wrote a report of his voyage and explorations to King Francis I of France. Verrazano vivid report detailed the excitement and danger of such a job a journey, including this story about the expereinces of a young sailor.
  • Sep 3, 1524

    King Francis I

    King Francis I of France sent Italian navigator Giovanni da Verrazano westward. Verrazano first reached North Carolina's Outer Banks.
  • Sep 4, 1526

    Lucas Vasquez de Allyon

    Ayylon led a group of over 500 men, women and children to a river he called "Jordan". Historians today beleived that it was actually North Carolina's Cape Fear River.
  • Sep 4, 1562

    Port Royal

    Ribaults Huguenotss attempted to settle near present day Port Royal, South Carolina.
  • Juan Ponce

    Juan set out with ships and crew. His expedition landed on the east coast of Florida.