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In 1492,

Christo­pher Colum­bus, an Ital­ian ex­plorer, sighted Watling Is­land in the Ba­hamas. He be­lieved that he had found Asia while at­tempt­ing to find a West­ern ocean route to India. The same day he claimed the land for Is­abella and Fer­di­nand of Spain.

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