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1492

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Christopher Columbus sets sail with three ships, the Pinta, the Nina, and the Santa Maria. Columbus sails on the Santa Maria.

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Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), aged 41: man

1522

29 years, 5 months, 9 days later

Some believe that Australia is sighted by a Portuguese expedition led by Cristóvão de Mendonça who maps the continent and names it Jave la Grande ("The Greater Java").

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