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Historical Events in May 1539

Historic DiscoveryHernando de Soto's Expedition lands in Florida

May 30 Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto's expedition of 10 ships and 700 men lands in Florida

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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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