This Day in U.S. History

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August 1-2016

This Day in American History 1498 – Italian explorer Christopher Columbus sets foot on the American mainland for the first time, at the Paria Peninsula in present-day Venezuela. Thinking it an island, he christened it…



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This Day in American History

This Day in American History 1585 – A group of 108 English colonists, led by Sir Richard Grenville, reached Roanoke Island, North Carolina and became England’s first foothold in the New World. Sir Walter Raleigh…