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BY: ELIZABETH BALDERRAMA
Earliest known European exploration of coastal
North America since the Norse visits Finland.
First European to the Pacific Ocean
Conquering the Aztecs and claiming Mexico on
behalf of Spain.
Francisco de Coronado
Discovered the Gran Canyon and other physical
landmarks and clashed violently with local
Juan Ponce de Leon
Accompanied Christopher Columbus on his 1493
voyage to the New World.
Vasco Núñez de Balboa
Helped establish the first stable settlement on the
South American continent at Darien, on the coast
of the Isthmus of Pana. He sighted the Pacific
First European to cross the Pacific Ocean.