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Spanish explorer and conquistador Juan Ponce de León becomes the first European to land on the modern territory of the United...Read More >>Spanish explorer and conquistador Juan Ponce de León becomes the first European to land on the modern territory of the United States when he set foot in Florida on 3rd April 1513.

European colonization

1513 The first official European expedition to North America: Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de León lands in Florida and claims the region for Spain

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