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Vasco Da Gama 1st to sail around Africa to Asia
Ferdinand Magellan first to circle globe
Henry Hudson sailed Hudson River, discovered Hudson Bay
Jacques Cartier discovered St. Lawrence River, named Canada
Samuel de Champlain discovered Quebec and Lake Champlain, father of New World
Christopher Columbus discovered New World, introduce disease to natives
Amerigo Vespucci America named after him
Hernan Cortes conquistador, conquered Aztecs
Fransisco Pizarro conquistador, conquered Incas
Hernando De Soto conquistador, first to cross Mississippi River
Juan Ponce de Leon first European to set foot on US (Florida), found first settlement in Puerto Rico
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