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On this date in 1497, Ital­ian­born John Cabot set sail from Bris­tol, Eng­land, to fol­low Colum­bus’ route to what he thought was Asia. The expedition reached land on June 24, prob­a­bly at Cape Bre­ton, and cruised along the south coast of New­found­land. Cabot re­turned the fol­low­ing year to ex­plore from Green­land to the Delaware River.

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