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Gaspar Corte-Real, Portuguese navigator, makes the first documented European landing in North America since the Vikings in c. 1000 A.D.


April 17

Verrazzano's expedition makes the first European entry into New York Bay and sights the island of Manhattan.


June 16

Henry VIII of England appoints his illegitimate son Henry Fitzroy Duke of Richmond and Somerset.


Antonín Dvořák moves to the United States and becomes the director of the National Conservatory of Music of America in New York City.
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