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1501

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

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1501

1524

April 17

on Thursday

23 years, 3 months, 22 days later

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

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The moon was a full moon that night.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1524

1525

June 16

on Tuesday

1 year, 2 months later

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

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The moon was waning crescent that night.
Sunrise in Richmond was at 5:55 AM and sunset was at 6:03 PM.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1525

1892

366 years, 9 months, 18 days later

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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