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What Happened on May 8, 1541

Historical Events


Historic DiscoveryHernando de Soto's Expedition lands in Florida

Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto and his expedition discover the Mississippi River

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Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto lands on the coast of Florida, somewhere between present-day Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor
Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto lands on the coast of Florida, somewhere between present-day Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor
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1541 Highlights

About May 8, 1541

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 479 years, 9 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus